Elwood Golf Links

3.2308000000 3.2 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6641 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required which includes collared shirts, non-metal spikes, and slacks or shorts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6641 yards 72.5 132
White 71 6091 yards 69.3 126
Black (W) 71 5059 yards 69.6 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 13 reviews


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Reviews


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"Awful"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't know the course has gone under. Only back nine is playable and that is not in good shape. Paid for 18 just played nine and took my loss. Terrible


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Odd experience here"


Matthew3148216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not really sure what is going on with this place. Any GolfNow tee time you book can't be trusted at all. I had an 8:03 tee time, and no one showed up to the facility until 8:10. I had to prove my rate with the GolfNow confirmation email, which they accepted. The old front nine is now literally a cow pasture, but I went out all by myself to a newer nine built only a few years ago, it's a pretty nice layout. I played that nine twice, and got all the way around it once before anyone else showed up. The greens are in good shape, but they are teeny tiny, so it's challenging. They apparently only mow once a week or less by the time September rolls around. The grass on the fairways, tees and greens were way too long. If you want to get in a little practice round, this is a good place. If you want to have a serious round, I'd go elsewhere because you really don't know what to expect on any given day here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fair course!!"


ljhkss821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rounded 9holes twice from numbers of 10 hole to 18hole..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"PDV"


Redstreak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow info incorrect! Course had no info? Pro Shop said they weren't notified, but honored reservation based on email confirmation! Fortunately, there was no-one on course, so we got off with no problem & played quickly! Enjoyable layout with thick rough!! Bring lots of balls!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Transition"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course converted to just a 9 hole course. Upkeep was weak. Ownership and the direction this course will go is uncertain. At $10 for the round, was priced appropriately.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Two types of courses"


rsvp402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course provides each player two distinct types of courses. The first nine holes are relatively flat with nice greens. The back nine is designed in the "Links" style, giving the player a more difficult challenge. The cart paths need work, but the course was in very good shape. It was an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent value, great for an average golfer; front 9 needs a little attention though from a maintenance standpoint"


u000007863692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two of my friends and I played Cattails on a Saturday afternoon. We booked the tee time through Golf Now on Thursday for $10 each, 18 holes including cart! One of the best deals I have ever seen! The man working at the pro shop was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He was personable, he gave us free bags of tees, and he added water to the unique golf ball/golf club cleaners mounted on the gas golf carts. The feel of the course when you first get there is very casual considering the old clubhouse, dress code, and the practice range. The "range" is simply 5 or 6 slots in between 2 fairways; there are no pins or target areas. The front nine is a links style course from the 20's with one water hazard, a limited number of sand traps, some trees lining the fairway but no heavy woods. The fairways on the front 9 are pretty forgiving, but the grass was high. Some of the greens and tee off boxes on the front nine need more attention. We stopped in the pro shop for snacks after the front nine. The selection is very limited. The back nine is the hiddem gem of this course and is what makes the value so great. The back nine, which is a much more modern, broader layout is worlds apart from the front nine. The fairways and greens were in great shape and the tee boxes were not as chewed up as the front nine. Cornfields and heavy woods line some of the fairways, and there are also much more sandtraps, but there are few hazards otherwise. Overall, the course (particularly the back nine) is a great value. There are nicer courses in the area, but Cattails is a perfect course for an average golfer trying to build their game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice back 9!"


brnicholson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 was nothing special... But when you go to the back, it's like going to a different course! My group and I agreed, if we could go to Cattails and play the back 9 twice from different tees it would be a great day!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course in Good Shape"


w9oh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/7/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything good except golf carts need a good cleaning. Facilities need to be cleaned up and picked up outside. Course in excellent condition-facilities need attention. Always enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Frustrated that we weren't told only 9 holes were available to play."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked for 18 holes, but were told when we arrived at the club house that we could only play the front 9. The back 9 was closed due to flooded holes. This information should be made available when booking the tee-time. We booked the same day we played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Old & New"


u000001959216's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine looks like a goat pasture, relatively flat and straight, but the greens are well protected by bunkers, ridges and undulations. This is the original 9 holes, the old part of the course. The new part (the back 9) is completely different. Different grass, different sand in the bunkers and different layout. There are some formidable holes in the back......some will force you to pull a long iron or wood just to reach the green in regulation others have narrow fairways, bordered by trees and then there is the Par 3 16th....200+yd table-top green...happyday! I really enjoy this course......it's a challenge in disguise.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great potential. The back side made the course playable again."


u000005130976's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways needed to be more distinguishable. Greens had quiet a few dead patches. Bunkers needed more sand in them. Blue tee boxes were not mowed, nor maintained. Greens were receptive and putted well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Fun and great value"


01mustang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/16/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 is forgiving and gives you a little time to warm up for the tough back 9. Great course, well worth the short drive from Indy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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