Sahm Golf Course

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3.6
64
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
78.7%
Recommend this course
49 out of 64 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
19
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
84.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6347 yards
Slope 116
Rating 70.2

Previously known as William Sahm Golf Course

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6347 yards 70.2 116
Men 70 6061 yards 68.4 110
Ladies 70 5459 yards 69.0 114
Scorecard for Sahm Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 70.2/116 361 369 353 183 373 460 370 199 471 3139 418 176 435 406 179 486 328 385 445 3258 6397
Mens M: 68.4/110 338 353 330 159 354 435 359 177 471 2976 390 157 415 387 150 478 305 373 430 3085 6061
Ladies W: 69.0/114 316 338 307 140 285 413 315 156 403 2673 364 118 362 369 100 432 281 362 398 2786 5459
Handicap 7 5 17 15 3 1 11 13 9 4 10 8 6 18 14 16 12 2
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1963) Alice Dye (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
64

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent day at Sahm on Sunday

Even though it was Sunday. The course moved very well only waited on a couple of shots. Weather was good and the course in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great fun course

The greens and fairways were in great shape had a great time will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

GREAT COURSE

Sahms is a great course to play. The only problem we had was the pace of play due to a family playing very slow and would not let faster players play thru. I believe this was very rude.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun and easy course

I think this is a great course for a duffer like me. Hard to get into too much trouble. Long drives are not important, as most holes are manageably short. Fairly flat piece of land, so you are almost always playing from level ground, so that is nice. Very little water or sand, so most of your trouble is well placed trees. I would look at this course like a higher end, very well maintained "muni" type course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather

Great Walking Course

I have played Sahm about a dozen times now, and I always enjoy the round. The course is fairly easy as there are very few hazards on the course. The greens roll very true and putt as well as anything in the city. The price point is excellent for walking 18 holes in the city. It is pretty flat which makes for a great walking round. The staff is always friendly and able to help out. I have heard horror stories of people taking 5-6 hours to play the course, but I have never experienced this.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Course, Good Value

The course was in great condition and a good value for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Saturday at Sahm

It was Saturday at one of the few good public courses on the north side so I expected it to be slow but as usual even though the pace seemed slow… we still got around in about 4 hours which is usually the case even when it is slow. There have been days when we played in 2 1/2 hours at Sahm so it all evens out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Course but nothing special

Sahm's is a great course for the price. It's fairly open and not too difficult. Definitely on our list of regular spots. Staff is great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Vanilla Dye

This, being "Dye's first 18 hole course", is pretty straightforward by any standard. Some of the Dye hallmarks are there, like small chipping areas and greens that you need to hit for a spot and not necessarily the pin. But there is very little water or sand to trip you up, so the greens and mature trees are the primary defense. They ran a little slower than others around town, but rolled true. Some doglegs give room to cut the corner leaving short approaches if you do. It has a reputation of beings slow and packed, but we got there early and breezed through in 3 hours as a twosome. It won't knock your socks off, but you can do worse than here,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simple course

Only one or two challenging holes. Course was very dry

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

If you are looking for a long challenging course, go elsewhere. Sahm is a great course for sneaking in a quick round and knocking off some rust. This an extremely scoreable course, with Par 5's that are reachable in 2 and a couple driveable par 4's. It is pretty cool to say you played Pete Dye's first 18-hole design, but don't expect it to be similar to his more recent layouts. Lots of open space, so despite short length, you can knock your driver around all day if you so please. About as good a value as you can find in the Indy area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course, but locals ruin the experience

The course has a nice layout with surprisingly fast greens. You can easily go low on this course with its short length. Fairways and rough are decently maintained, however the bunkers aren't anything I recommend hitting out of.
They do not enforce pace of play. Ran into a foursome holding up the entire front 9 behind them. Claimed they had too many people want to play through and that we could wait or skip the hole, but they refused to let us play through. I guess thats what you get for playing a muni.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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