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2.6
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
2.6
Amenities
3.5
53.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6038 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6038 yards 70.0 124
White 71 5443 yards 67.8 121
Red (W) 71 4586 yards 68.1 116
Scorecard for Saddlebrook
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: 70.0/124 382 181 525 141 380 165 522 325 401 3022 380 170 333 475 390 300 316 177 475 3016 6038
White M: 67.8/121 343 169 459 122 332 141 486 291 325 2668 360 147 317 445 370 275 283 153 425 2775 5443
Red W: 68.1/116 265 154 427 90 277 105 376 239 288 2221 307 107 225 430 293 225 260 103 415 2365 4586
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 3 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Thompson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

2.6
72 Reviews (72)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Narrow Fairways 10
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Beginners 8
9-Hole Rounds 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 16

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Handicap 0-4
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2.0
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Used cart

Give it Time

The course was closed for a couple years prior to reopening a couple months ago. That said, you can't expect much, condition-wise, and I would say give it 2 years before it's back to fully playable. The course is short with some tight tee shots, lots of water, and smallish greens. The front 9 winds through one side of the neighborhood and is fairly open, while the back 9 is pretty tight on the other side of the neighborhood. It does have a design flaw in my opinion in that it ends with a short 4, short 4, par 3, and a short 5. That led to a long backup today even when the course was empty. The front 9 took me as a single about 40 min. The back 9 took 2:45 as I was trapped behind people who were more interested in talking about their round than playing it, nor would they let anyone pass. While there was a starter there was no ranger to do anything about it.

Condition wise, there is a lot of crabgrass around, and the tee boxes and most fairways were pretty rough. The greens were ok, but all had large patches where they have not filled in yet. Many sand traps were unattended and growing grass in them - they need to be fixed or filled in with sod. I know, all of this costs time and money, and if the course invests as time passes it could be good.

That said, it's not awful right now (like Heartland Crossing was a few weeks ago or Yule after reopening), and the layout is fun/scorable. You just can't expect too much from it as it redevelops, nor would I pay full freight for it. Would be good for beginners who don't care about conditions and seniors who like a short course. Otherwise, give it time and let's see how/if it comes back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Welcome back Saddlebrook!

I am happy that this course has reopened as it is just down the street from where I live. I have played there three times so far this year. The greens are brand new and I am very impressed by them. Most of the bunkers have new sand which looks great as well. The fairways, however, still need a lot of work. This course was closed for over two years and the new owner is doing a great job so far. I will be patient and trust the process. I do feel like the price is a bit high for what you pay for right now, but this is my local course so I will support it as much as I can.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great day but course needs help

Saddlebrook is where I play almost every week. Unfortunately, they continue to put fertilizer (heavily) all over the course and no water.

The fairways used to be nice. Now, they are hard and dry as are the sandtraps.

In many places the fairways are shorter than the greens.

It is such a nice course, but needs water.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Don't play here

Course condition is very bad. Tee boxes are in poor condition. Many areas of the fairways contain patchy grass over rock solid dirt. Large dead spots on many greens. It's unfortunate as this could be a beautiful course.

The staff was very absent as well. We wanted to grab some food after our round. We found someone had left there cooler on the counter with a note saying they waited around and no one ever came so they took their cooler deposit out of the tip jar. We also waited around a while and no one ever came in the clubhouse.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs a lot of work

Greens were decent, however fairways and anything off the fairway was very hard and in very poor condition couldn't harley get a T in the ground on the Tee Box's. Golf balls would bounce 10-15 feet in the air like they were hitting concrete

Overall poor/fair course

Would not recommend friends or family to play the course

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but no pushover

Fair deal and fair course. Water comes into play on the majority of holes which can be frustrating for the first time player. But another time around and you will have it down. This course is short even from the tips but they make up for it with some long par threes and fours and with some well placed water.
The courses greens could have been a little better condition but they were soft and rolling a little fast. I got to play it again because they had no logo balls available when I played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Slow

Could of manage the tee time's better. 3 groups of 4 on the first tee at the same time. Not sure if they were behind or what but didn't look like it.

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

Plenty of water

It's a challenging layout with the amount of water and proximity to homes , but it is fair and fun to play .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-08-25T13:48:38.000+00:00

Thank you for the nice review! We're glad you enjoyed the challenge of the layout and had fun, hope to see you soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Dissappointment

The course was in terrible shape. The bunkers had not been raked in days; the greens were rough and uncut and the condition of the fairways was sad.

Otherwise, the day was beautiful

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Slow Playing and Poorly Manicured Greens

I wouldn't recommend. They didn't have a starter and people came and went as they pleased. They also put people off the front and back despite the fact the course was full. 5+ hour round.

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

Long round for an average track

The course needs better management of tee times and a marshal to monitor pace of play. The course is too short to have 5 hour rounds. The layout of the course is below average and has too many par 3'a on the front 9 contributing to the pace of play issues. If you're a decent golfer this is a drive, wedge and putt course. There was a food discount if you play 18.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:44:53.000+00:00

Thank you for the review and the feedback about your experience at the course. We hope you give us another shot and come back out this summer!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Staff

This was my first time coming to Saddlebrook and I can honestly say I really enjoyed this course. The course was in great shape even with all the rain we have had. Major props to the employees. I also really enjoyed talking to the course manager Matt he is a great guy. From the course rangers to the snack bar crew everyone was extremely friendly. I will continue to come back just because of the great employees they have working here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:41:54.000+00:00

Thank you for the nice review of the course and the staff! We're glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

Course is in great shape considering all the rain this season!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:41:01.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback! See you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

One of the nicest public courses in Indy!!!

I have played Saddlebrook many times. This is a great course for any golfer, amateur to pro. The course is not as long as some links course, but each hole is unique. There are tons of hazards/traps, which make each hole challenging and fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:40:40.000+00:00

Thank you for the nice review! We're glad you enjoyed the challenging layout of the course and hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course in Indiana

Staff is a bunch of inexperienced kids who have terrible attitudes. The course is torn to pieces, the tee-boxs are basically dirt and very uneven. The fairways have divots the size of a prime rib and the greens are slow and filled with divots as well. Residents around the course have no courtesy, shouting and trying to distract you from your game. Pace of play was absolutely pitiful. Waited 15 min at every tee-box.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:39:58.000+00:00

We're so sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the course with the staff. Please email me directly to discuss this more, amyteetimes@gmail.com.

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twfish
Commented On 2015-07-23T13:50:31.000+00:00

Played the same day and had the same kind of experience. I had enjoyed playing this course before but because of how horrible the staff and course were that day I dont think Ill ever be returning.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course need work....

I have always liked the layout, location and staff at Saddlebrook. The course has drainage issues with the bunkers; most of the bunkers were full of water. Some areas of the course are in need of repair.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-07-29T13:38:11.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback about the course. We appreciate you coming out! We had a tough month of weather but are working to get the course into shape. Come back again!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course needs work.

Lots of potential but this course needs a facelift. There were lots of areas all over the course that need maintenance work. Some fairways had major low spots with standing water and mud. The sand traps had standing water on several holes. If they get these issues worked out it can be a really nice course. More than one green had muddy spots. Tee boxes were often littered with broken tees.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-06-16T14:55:38.000+00:00

We are working on improving the course conditions from the harsh spring rain, we hope you come back again this summer!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Needs some work

Water hazards are atrocious. Sand traps need work. Course needs a lot of maintenance. Condition didn't really affect play. Just went around. The cours is beautiful. Would like to see it in top notch condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Saddle brook first time

This course had several water holes and narrow fairways. It has older trees that have a very solid sound when hit by your ball, The course was very interesting and we had a great day at this hidden gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-06-16T14:54:31.000+00:00

We glad you enjoyed the overall experience and hope you come back again!

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Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poorly Managed

5 hour round of golf due to extremely slow pace and, even after calling to pro shop to complain numerous times, the ranger still never did anything about it. Not sure if they even have a ranger. There is a sign on the door to the pro shop seeking maintenance help and the course shows it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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AmyTeeTimes
Commented On 2015-06-16T14:53:19.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback and we apologize for the slow round! We are working on course conditions from the rainy spring and hope you come back again and give us another chance!

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