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4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6970 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.8

Opened in 1998, this Pete Dye design has hosted several high-level college and professional golf tournaments while simultaneously serving thousands of enthusiastic amateur golfers throughout greater Indianapolis and beyond. With five sets of tees ranging from just under 7,000 yards to just over 5,000, Plum Creek is playable by all golfers. Several ponds and a winding stream come into play throughout the course, placing a premium on smart play, all while minimizing the need for forced carries for higher-handicap players.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 3/12 Closed: 12/01
Architect Pete Dye (1997) Tim Liddy (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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

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4.5
126 Reviews (126)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great value! excellent course.. i was very impressed with the GolfNow price. I went at 10am on a Thursday, almost nobody was on it! I will be going again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Early Season

Great value for this time of year in Indiana. Haven't played this golf course in a few years but it was very playable and fun. It's Feb in Indiana and quite honestly it's a bonus to play golf thistime of year. Not much roll in the fairways but greens were decent shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pristine Plum

Great course, but too many houses and needs more large trees (understandable for a 20 year old course). Great kept course. Greens in great shape. Many wonderful amenities available at club house. Moved along well on a 50 degree day. If not for recent aeration, the fairways would have been excellent. A wonderful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 12/02/2016

Hey "u000007167043" thank you so much for the kind words about the course! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to come out and play! Come back soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent track

Staff was very friendly, amenities were excellent. Good companionship made for a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 11/17/2016

Hey "u000005038484" thank you for the kind words about our course and staff. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your round and look forward to having you back again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value through golf now

Course is always in excellent condition. Nice layout. Challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 11/17/2016

Hey "riz777" thank you so much for the positive words about the course! Come see us again soon!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course on a early November day

For November course was in excellent shape. Pace of play however was excruciating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 11/10/2016

Hey "jjaputnam" thank you for the kind words about the course! We do apologize that the pace of play was not up to your standards.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

First time but not the last

I really enjoyed playing Plum Creek. Course was in great condition for Autumn golf and the weather cooperated as well. Course is not a long one, but very challenging given it's layout. A perfect combination for my game. Definitely will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 11/04/2016

Hey "kevincastle" thank you so much for the positive review! We appreciate you coming out and hope to see you back again soon.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

I've played this course every year but one since it opened. I used to play it regularly when I lived in Carmel. The pace of play was fast, probably because of the rainy weather, but the course played well despite the wet conditions. It's a gorgeous course (especially when the sun's shining). The amenities are great, but the course has gotten pretty pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 10/19/2016

Hey "magregory" thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad to hear you were happy with the course despite wet conditions. Come see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice layout

nice course, well kept, Pace of play was a problem took allot longer to play this course than it should

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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plumcreekmanagement
Commented On 10/19/2016

Hey "rclements" we are happy to hear that you like the course but we do apologize that pace of play was a little slow!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Country club for a day

Plum Creek has a great location, easy to get to from anywhere on the north side of Indy metro. Good layout nice conditioning great staff and country club amenities at a public course.
The only issue is pace of play, our afternoon round took four hours 50 minutes. This has been fairly standard in my experience, and one of the reasons why I don't play there often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 10/19/2016

Hey "duhner" thank you so much for the review! We appreciate the kind words about the course and our staff! Come see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Linksy

We played the course after heavy rains the day before. It was "cart path only" so it was hard to really enjoy the course. I liked the layout and I think under normal conditions the course would play as a links design. It was so wet when we played that every shot was ALL carry. The greens were ample and had multiple tiers with suttle movements. All in all we enjoyed our day.

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
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Poor Management & Conditions

This course has really declined. The pace of play has become terrible. Today, I played two and a half hours to cover 9 holes. There was an extremely slow foursome in front of us and they would not allow us to play through. When we made the turn with the chance to jump ahead, we found several additional foursomes had decided to start from the the 10th hole! This is the big problem. There is no on-course marshal and there are several "frequent" players who ignore all the rules. They drive carts all over the place tearing up the course, have no respect for other players, and no respect for the staff.

In addition, the condition of the course continues to get worse. The greens are terrible landmines of ball marks.

Management tries to maximize the number of players on the course and this does not help the pace or the conditions.

I bought a membership at the course this year but I won't be back next year.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Watch Out For Jerks

I've played here a few times and want to like it, but I just don't. It's not Dye's best design. At times it seems the holes are too forced into limited space. The rough is usually thick too, and there is some challenge to the course, which leads to slooooooow rounds.

But, why I will never return is my last time around. I played with a friend as a twosome and were having a good time, though it was slow as usual. We rode the groups in front of us the whole way, and had groups pushing us on the front that quit after 9. Suddenly we were approached by another 2some that had not caught us (they were in 13 fairway, we teed off on 14 when they approached) who accused us of jumping ahead of them and slowing the whole course down. And we rode the groups in front of us all round and this guy comes from nowhere to get in our face and be hostile on the course. Of course there's no marshals riding around. I informed the clubhouse about the jerk coming after us but they didn't care. So I'll pass on going back, spend my money elsewhere and recommend you do the same.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Big Disappointment

This was never my "favorite" course in town, but it is nearby and always enjoyed the course conditions and risk reward elements of the course.
However, on a recent round I was grossly disappointed......It would appear that ownership has changed here? It is not run like it used to be - it used to be run very professionally. I was looking forward to our round in great weather. We waited forever and a day on every shot..... I thought it was due to a full golf course and poor mgmt. of that factor. While we waited with the group behind us on the 3rd tee I noticed a sevensome on the 7th green adjacent to us. That wasn't what was most disturbing..... come to see and learn that there were 3.5 empty holes between them and the 2 groups in front of us holding everything up. We were on pace to play a 6+ hour round.
Further the greens were in HORRIBLE condition......several divots every hole within a 10 radius of the hole every hole. Every hole I was fixing my divot and about 8 more.
This IS NOT a players course....... maybe what you are looking for if you like to have several adult beverages, listen to the groups near you cussing, hooping it up, etc......but not if you are into pure golf. What a shame.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Great Course

Sadly the temp was in the low 50's and there was a 20-30 mph wind. Otherwise this is a great course and one that I will definitely play again and recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Simple, beautiful course

I really love playing Plum Creek. Pristine conditions, great Dye layout but also a very open/forgiving course...you can hit a little slice every once in awhile and still be okay. The pace of play was great...even with a group in front and behind, we never waited to tee off. Hard to believe a course in such good condition was only $45 a round after 2 pm. The ProShop and Bar were great...really convenient to make a stop at the turn...the food was just okay though. The staff was exceptionally friendly...after our evening round we went to hit more balls on the range and the staff worker was starting to put the balls away...even though he was cleaning up he dumped a bunch of balls out for us and let us hit a half hour more. If I lived in Indy, this would be my first choice to make my home course....great place and I'll definitely be back next time I am in Indy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Course was in good shape over all especially for so early in year. Staff was attentive and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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