Saddlebrook Golf Club
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|Black M: 69.1/126||382||181||525||141||380||165||522||325||401||3022||380||170||333||475||390||300||316||177||475||3016||6038|
|Blue M: 67.4/124||343||169||459||122||332||141||486||291||325||2668||360||147||317||445||370||275||283||153||425||2775||5443|
|White M: 66.5/122 W: 63.9/109||265||154||427||90||277||105||376||239||288||2221||307||107||225||430||293||225||260||103||415||2365||4586|
|Red W: 59.8/97||190||105||285||75||175||95||295||180||165||1565||210||90||165||285||245||220||170||105||270||1760||3325|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
We felt save while on the course. Course was in good shape and everyone was friendly and professional.
30 minute drive for respect
I drove down from Noblesville and passed 5 golf courses I’ve played at just to play at saddlebrook. The staff there treats every golfer with equal respect. As a man of color I’ve realized most courses give me the impression thst they don’t appreciate my desire my patronage. Good job saddlebrook you just gsined a new regular golfer! You will be rewarded
The round took 5+ hours because the club didn’t have the golf one reservations. They were double booked most tee times so it set everyone way back
Great layout, lousy conditions
Loved the use of water in the layout of the course.
One should never have to use one's wedge on the greens to avoid bunkers. Really, the sand exposed on the greens was better than the sand in the traps, which was like cement. Plus, the staff should explain to 4-somes that hit the ball 50byards off the trees that they might want to consider letting a twosome play through. Ridiculous,
Beautiful day to play for a change not much wind 55 degrees
Tee box’s good
Greens in very good shape ,little firm
Had to hit short on some to stay on greens
Bunkers will be better once they have raked
Some short of sand
Overall the course was beautiful! The fairways bounced in my favor and the greens were beautiful and fast. The layout is great and very fun! I'll definitley be going back and playing there!
Work in progress
Only front nine open city working on cross over to back side tunnel
Traps have always been bad here
Greens roll well and not to bad for March
Tees and fairways good shape
Saddle Brook Golf Cousre - Indy Best Secret
This is probably the best course in Indy for the money. I played Community Course is wide-open on front-9 and more challenging on tree-lined back-9. Course reopened 2 years ago after a 2-3 year closure. The greens are true, somewhat fast, course is coming along Great; and you can't beat the $18 Terrific Tuesday special. The Bar and Grill food prices, discounted with round purchase, and various daily specials. Plus food taste great. Want a quick, affordable round in Indy...stop by!
A Fun Day
I found the young staff member very friendly and helpful. He took the time to discuss the course history and future plans. The course was in good shape and fun to play. I would recommend playing the course more than once to learn where to place your shot because several of the holes can be deceiving from the box. The front nine is newer than the back and much longer. The greens are small but in great shape. Overall playing Saddlebrook was a good experience.
Getting Better each week
My husband and I play every Friday evening with some friends. Course has come a long way since opening in May 2018. Grandstand Bar and Grill has great food, staff and reasonable prices. Well worth the price to play and enjoy food and adult beverages afterwards.
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.
Thanks for this thorough, and seemingly very fair assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.