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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
93.9%
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4.5
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4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7148 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.0
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The Fort Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7148 yards 75.0 143
Blue 72 6758 yards 73.1 138
White 72 6114 yards 70.4 130
Green 72 5408 yards 66.9 123
Red 72 5045 yards 69.1 124
Scorecard for The Fort 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
Gold M: 74.4/139 381 323 211 479 170 511 542 345 482 3444 311 547 479 407 186 471 582 247 474 3704 7148
Blue M: 72.7/135 370 311 202 438 159 496 531 337 423 3267 305 523 434 396 167 448 560 232 426 3491 6758
White M: 69.9/128 340 293 152 381 135 478 473 308 410 2970 286 480 406 356 141 413 475 197 390 3144 6114
Red W: 69.2/122 264 270 120 328 121 305 404 295 352 2459 263 442 326 290 120 320 432 109 284 2586 5045
Handicap 9 13 15 1 11 5 7 17 3 16 2 10 14 18 8 6 12 4
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 15 17 1 7 11 5 9 3 10 2 12 14 16 6 4 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Pete Dye (1998) Tim Liddy (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must have collars. Tank tops, t-shirts, cut-offs, and athletic shorts are not permitted.

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Reviews

4.4
231 Reviews (231)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Brunch 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Elevation Changes 36
Thick Rough 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 40
Advanced Golfers 39
A Weekend Splurge 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 41
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 11

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Props to the Ranger

The Fort is in good shape for this time of year. They have an ant problem on a lot of greens that I'm sure they'll attend to in the coming days as the weather continues to improve. That said on this perfect day, we were still trapped in the usual death march that can be found there during the summer until a ranger was nice enough to force the group that was holding up the entire course to stand aside while we played through. Averted what could've been a messy situation as we already had been hit into by the group behind us more than once waiting for these guys in front of us, so it was only a matter of time that someone would've boiled over, and the ranger handled it very professionally.

That said, the course deserves the accolades it gets for the layout, and it's always worth a stop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-04T13:33:31.000+00:00

Thank you dhiner as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at The Fort Golf Resort in Indianapolis, IN.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, love Pete Dye designed courses

First time to play the course, Great layout.
It was very wet and cart path only.
Played from the white tees just under 6200yds, I love Pete Dye designed courses and tee yardages.
Will definitely play this course many more times but from the blue tees next time.
Definitely Recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-11-26T17:55:53.000+00:00

Thank you bklein1 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Fort is our favorite!

We love to play this course. Great layout, and the changes in elevation make it unique in the Indianapolis area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 10/26/2018:
Thank you mercikgolf123 for the fantastic 5-star review of The Fort Golf Resort here in beautiful Indiana. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 10/18/2018:
Thank you hschkabla for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad course management

Course looks great but bad course management. Their tee times are booked to close and the rangers do not oversee the course and the speed of play. We were held up the whole front 9. We reached 10 and there was someone driving to the green, a group in the fairway, a group on the tee box, and then us. Horrible course management. There was a outting 9 holes a head of us. Was told only 1 group ahead of us. Come to find out the outting guys started up again ahead of us to play more. Horrible course management. Played in July and almost the exact same thing at 10 minus the outting. A shame since it’s a nice course, at a high price, but the management does not know how to run the course properly. New management could make the course superb if it was managed properly on and off the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 10/09/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great price, excellent course!

The Fort is one of the best courses in the Indianapolis area. It was in fantastic shape today. The greens were rolling fast and true. Every aspect of the course was maintained at a high level. I highly recommend playing here, especially when you can get a great rate via GolfNow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 09/20/2018:
Thank you Matthew for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, Slow Day

The fort is my favorite layout in Indianapolis. I love the rustic feel and the state park being all around you. I like seeing wild life on the course that you generally don't see in the rest of town. The tees were in good shape, the fairways were perfect and the greens had pock marks all over them. I just assume the course gets played to death because we had an afternoon tee time. It took 4.5 hours for the round and nothing was done about pace of play. I will give the course a go no question, but I would like to see rangers helping expedite the round when a single group is holding up the track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 09/17/2018:
Thank you HoosierHacker89 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review of our golf course. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good experience

This was a very pleasant experience, even with the slow play. While waiting, it was enjoyable to look at the beautiful views and plants along the way. I found the course to be very "woman friendly ". My husband also enjoyed the course. It had an interesting layout. We weren't used to bent grass greens but they rolled well and we were getting our speed better toward the end. There were some divots in the fairways and a few ball marks on the greens, but the friendliness of the staff made up for that. I hope to play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 09/05/2018:
Thank you seabea as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course; Courteous Staff

Hot and humid but a great day for golf on a wonderful course with great people working the desk and as the starter and rangers..

Will play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 09/05/2018:
Thank you PhilII for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Fort Golf Course

Excellent condition ! Best course I’ve played in a while . Great deal with GolfNow . Can’t wait to play it again .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 09/05/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very interesting course

Playing partners used the blue white tees. Could use a white green tee suggestion as well. Nice golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Gem

My favorite public course in Indiana. Outstanding course conditioning. Extremely friendly staff. Very scenic course. Play from the correct tees and this course is challenging but manageable. Select the wrong tees and it will eat your lunch. Very much worth the 2+ hours traveled to play. They offer reasonably priced stay & play packages. Can't wait to return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2018-11-08T13:34:46.000+00:00

Thank you rbachman60 for the fantastic 5-star review of The Fort Golf Resort here in beautiful Indianapolis. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 08/06/2018:
Thank you Bellyflops so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 07/30/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Fort - Indy

Great course but the greens were a bit worn and rough and not up to past standards.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 07/31/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 07/27/2018:
Thank you richgolfer7 for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 07/12/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ball Marks Everywhere

Went around The Fort again today, and continue to hold the same opinion of it - it's a 5-star layout, with 4-star conditions at best. Today I spent half my time on the greens fixing ball marks, as it was almost like putting on the moon. Not sure how anyone in front of me putted with all the unfixed or poorly fixed marks. Lots of the fairways and some fringes were a little ugly and spotty too after the recent rain.

As for the course, the elevation change makes it pretty unique for the area, and it's very challenging, so it's well worth a go. But full freight would feel like a bit of a rip with the present conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from The Fort Golf Resort on 07/03/2018:
Thank you DrOldSchool so much for the 4-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The Fort Golf Resort.
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