Walnut Creek at Walnut Creek Golf Course

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2.5
Friendliness
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6907
Slope 121
Rating 72.1
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6907 yards 72.1 121
Purple 72 6630 yards 70.8 119
Blue 72 6275 yards 69.2 116
Silver 72 5077 yards 68.5 109
Scorecard for Walnut Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/121 388 425 585 230 320 165 580 400 360 3453 425 620 140 430 402 545 372 345 175 3454 6907
Blue M: 70.8/119 370 410 570 200 320 165 565 400 360 3360 410 595 140 405 310 530 360 345 175 3270 6630
Purple M: 69.2/116 W: 70.2/118 355 390 550 175 300 155 535 390 340 3190 390 565 130 375 290 500 350 330 155 3085 6275
Silver M: 68.5/109 W: 68.7/114 325 310 470 145 250 155 413 280 250 2598 317 425 125 280 260 412 320 252 88 2479 5077
Handicap 9 11 1 7 15 17 5 3 13 4 2 18 8 14 6 10 16 12
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/23
Architect Randy Ballinger (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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3.5
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Target Golf

Club Run could be in the dictionary under "target golf". Some of the holes are tight almost to the point of goofy with either small and/or tight fairways or small sections of greens to hit. With everything playing hard and running since we've had no rain recently, it made hitting proper targets very difficult.

You really have to play this course likely several times to figure out where to go and where to miss. Be prepared to punch out from behind trees or hack out of tall grass a lot if you are a little off your game. Lots of very tight doglegs so it's very easy to find yourself blocked out, even from 50-60 yards out if you miss the windows (to be fair some of them could be trimmed back and opened up a little more). If you routine birdie #14, I'd like to shake your hand - probably the tightest and toughest short par-5 I've ever played.

Like it's sister course it's in decent shape, and has a few greens that will get you if you're in the wrong spot. But this course starts and ends with the tee shot - if you miss the right spot, you will struggle to score. Personally, I think Walnut Creek is the better option of the two in terms of layout (I'm not a big fan of target golf to this extreme), but Club Run is nothing if not unique, and it's worth a go if you find yourself there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Country Course

Walnut Creek has a classic design and is in nice shape. Like most courses, it's playing firm and fast right now. It's tree-lined throughout, so if you spray off the tee you're probably punching out. Some of the tees are a bit warn out, and there are some patchy spots.

You need to play it a few times to figure your way around and where to miss. Some of the doglegs can be tight and water can sneak up on you here and there. At least 4-5 greens run away from you on approach from front-to-back, though some of the others you have to stay below the hole or you'll be lucky to 2-putt. Some elevation change as well. Very friendly staff in the clubhouse and we got around as a twosome in about 2:30. It's a bit out of the way from Fort Wayne or Indy, but if you're traveling between the two it's worth a stop. It is the better of the two choices there (Club Run being the other).

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