South Grove Golf Course

3.8666705882 3.9 stars from 5 (52)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6265 yards
  • Slope: 110
  • Rating: 69.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6265 yards 69.4 110
White 70 5764 yards 66.9 107
Red 70 4732 yards 66.1 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 52 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

49 out of 52 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals  

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Reviews


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"The Grove"


u000005404790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly, our cart went down on 15 they promptly got us a fresh one. Fall leaves were manageable & off the greens. Not a fan of the bag drop.

Fairways & T-boxes were cut & rough was not too long either, leaves were manageable in the rough as well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


dhiner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grew up playing "the Grove" and it is always a challenge. This was the first time playing it this year and it didn't disappoint. The trees have gotten bigger and playing the course is like putting on your favorite jacket! I recommend it to anyone and I also recommend playing in the Spring 4 ball tournament!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"On Friday you would never think that you will be behind do you foursomes that are handicapped"


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Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape I had no problem with anything except these people wouldn’t let you play through or thy were complete Not Golf people


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Downtown Course"


u517202728's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are only 3-4 courses near downtown Indy and S. Grove is the best. The course layout is very straight forward, lot of up and downs. However, each hole is lined with trees on each side which is what makes it so difficult. If you finish 18 and say you did not hit a single tree then you are lying. I play this course 20+ each summer and it continues to grow on me. Best I've ever shot here was a 94 and I'm a 28 handicap. Would recommend booking a tee time via GolfNow!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money."


u438829325's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In town for a convention and looking for an inexpensive place to play. Course was well maintained and friedly staff directed me to an even better course the next day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Patrick7595435's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Southgrove 2017"


u000005404790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Bought Hot Deal for $20, coarse was in excellent shape overall , T-boxes were ok, greens were excellent. Staff was friendly, the club drop/pickup area is small and can get congested. I'll play Southgrove again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time !"


BWSmith49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was great. I had several options and chose South Gtrove. Having nevrr been to Indianapolis before , I picked it because it was close to where we were visiting. It was great. The man at the counter that morning was very nice. The young man that i was paired with was a good golfer and we hsd great conversation. I would recommend this course to anyone and would love to play there again. Thanks Indianapolis parks for a terrifuc time.

Bryan S.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rude Golfers"


rudybato's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We encountered some problems with the four-some behind us. On the 17th hole, we're still trying to find my ball, and haven't made our second shot, but the group behind us were already teeing off. My wife was in the center of the fairway (150 yards from the white tee box), waving and yelling at them to stop but they seemed not to care as they still hit their ball and went over our cart. We went back to tell them that they didn't observe the distance rule, etc. And then on the 18th hole, there was a back-up - we were 3rd to tee-off, as there's still a two-some before us waiting. But then these four-some came and waited where we were and were talking loudly while someone was teeing off. After our game, my wife reported this incident/experience to the course, but the staff in charge at that time just dismissed her concerns and simply said "it happens all the time".


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beginners first course"


awkelly87's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I am new to golf and this course was perfect for me to go out and play on a weekday. Minimal water traps and clear straight shots. Great cost! Friendly staff! Recommended for beginner play. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Can't beat the fee"


TJ3746039's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's better than cheap and you get more than what you paid for. Course was in great condition. It's not too challenging but is fun to play. Probably a great place to work on your intermediate and short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bilol7664864's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"South Grove"


ghbrown31's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice city course. Fairways in good shape. Greens very nice. The growth of the course's trees over the last 30 years has kept this course a good challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Character"


kt59's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love courses with character and this course had it.

Short but tree lined made it challenging.

Fairways could be mowed a little shorter.

Overall great course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8959136's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Save your money if wanting a challenge, or a good course in general."


Zach9271224's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Walked Good weather

Reviewed on

This may be the worst course in Indianapolis.

Staff: not accommodating.

Course layout: ok. Does force some tight shot placement.

Tee boxes: upkeep is lacking. Looks like they planted crab grass and it's difficult to find a level spot.

Fairway/rough: fairways are maintained. Rough is the same as tee box but longer crabgrass.

Greens were very soft.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Urban Golf"


susanboots's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

South Grove is close to downtown Indy, making it a great urban golf option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


marine9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very busy, had a 3-some and a 2-some ahead which turned into a 5-some after getting out of site of clubhouse, very slow play, no ranger. otherwise very nice Father's day with son, daughter, and grandson.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always Enjoyable"


algonquin38's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course for over thirty (30) years. Brad, Allen and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The new guy, Joseph, is a find addition. Also, the Cart Jockey, Dmitry, is a great kid. He could use more tips as he is saving for college, so help the kid out.

The course is in great shape every time I play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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