Smock Golf Course

3.3571428571 3.4 stars from 5 (77)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6806 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. No tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6806 yards 73.3 130
White 72 6410 yards 70.3 124
Gold 72 5264 yards 66.2 112
Red (W) 72 4534 yards 66.8 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 77 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

73 out of 75 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Rock Hard Greens"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is nothing special. Not bad, not good. Watch out for blind lakes and streams on some holes, which mostly go back and forth.

Two major complaints: 1) the pace of play sucked - just under 5 hours on a Friday late morning/early afternoon. 2) the greens were hard as a rock. If you flew it on the green, it took a huge bounce. If you landed short on most holes, since the greens were slightly elevated, it wouldn't bounce on. Also , the fringe isn't really fringe. So if your ball nestled against it, you needed to blade a wedge to putt, even though you're on the green because the grass/rough was high and patchy behind it.

Don't get me wrong, it was in decent shape for this level of course, and you can do a lot worse around here. But be prepared for a long kinda boring round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Going Back For Sure!!"


u063087584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy this golf course. It is one of the lengthiest golf courses in central Indiana and has parts that have a lot of hills. The course definitely rewards you for hitting the fairway. The only down side when I played was that there were some areas that didn't drain water very well, but most of the course was dry. Definitely an enjoyable and challenging golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


Anthony6943706's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice facilities. I look forward to going back later in the season once the grass has bounced back and can be cut.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course in Beautiful Condition"


Chipping2014's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have only played Smock one other time and couldn't remember how interesting the course is. The fairway grass is in great shape and we had the entire place to ourselves due to a threat of rain, which never did materialized. The fall colors were beautiful and it was a super, fun afternoon. Friendly staff with free refills on soda....who can beat that? We will be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf course!"


Jason6752889's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This place exceeded my expectations in every possible way. I will definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Smock Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fantastic condition. The greens roll very fast and true. We are never disappointed after playing at Smock!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"PAINFULLY SLOW PLAY!"


efaustinin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The play at Smock is PAINFULLY SLOW!! NO ONE will let you play through and no one seems to play fast. I came up behind a walking 2-some on the 5th hole and they refused to let me...a single in a cart...play through. I had to play behind them...watching every shot they took... virtually the whole round. Ended up getting pinned behind a 4-some that seemed to have decided 6hrs was a good pace for 18 holes. My complaint...really...is that there are NO RANGERS anywhere to make slow players setp aside for faster players...or a SINGLE! The end expereince was a miserable round of golf. 80 degrees...sunny...no wind and the round was miserable. I will not be back to Smock due to the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not a fast playimg course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very busy for a Thursday afternoon. Aways seems to be backed up. Purchased as 2 players and were paired up. But noticed behind us there were a few twosomes. If you are looking to play quick and only with a buddy, I would not recommend this course. Its very long and it took 5 hours to play as a foursome, which we originally wanted to play as a twosome so we could get done in a reasonable time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has character"


redfordmichael's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long and challenging par 3s. Par 4s are mostly forgiving and not too long. Greens are in good shape and the pin placements were a good test - I didn't quite pass the test but had fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Public Gem"


williamspcs's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course with a fair but challenging layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"challenging, but yet fun to play."


indypopo311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is somewhat challenging...but if you do like the old saying goes----> Play the course & don't let it play you.... you will do fine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Was Above Par"


u000005555836's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways, greens and rough were all in the best condition I've ever seen. The bunkers had lots of sand for the first time I could remember. It only took my threesome 3 hours and 30 minutes to play 18. That is a first on this course!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome round!"


u886583190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition with the amount of rain this year. Staff were very Professional. Will play again soon. Thank you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"excellent course"


rschladen's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like it very much and I intend to play there often


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


kwjewell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Firm but forgiving greens, tee boxes in good condition, fairways could use more water to soften them.<br/> Overall nice experience. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Municipal Course"


jcoachys's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time on this course for my 3 playing partners. They frequently commented during the round what a nice course it was--couldn't believe it was a municipal course. Very well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is simi long with well maintained big greens with lots of curves to the putts . This course gives the average golfer a challenge as to where their game is.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course was in great condition"


u280869281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I payed $25 on line. This was the best course I have ever played for that price. Pace of play would have been faster but it wast first time playing there. Great pro shop.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"excellent course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course matured since played 15 years ago. Very challenging course and in great shape for anyone to enjoy a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time with my Wife and two Sons. Beautiful day at a great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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