Turkey Creek Golf Course

3.7391000000 3.7 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6202 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.3
  • Layout

  • 6400 Harrison St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410, Lake County
  • (219) 980-5170
  • (219) 945-0452
  • www.turkeycreekgolf.com

Year built: 1928
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6202 yards 69.3 118
Yellow 70 5620 yards 66.7 111
Red 70 4751 yards 66.7 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

20 out of 23 reviews


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Reviews


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"Potential"


u328037598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has potential. Cost me $15 to play all 18 with cart. Right now the 9th is under construction, so instead of being a par 5 it's a 150 yard par 3. Many cart paths are in serious need of repaving, but some areas had been recently repaved which is a good sign. For the most part, tee to green conditions were terrific, but some holes had patchy spots on the greens and fairways that need some maintenance. Overall a fun course with trees, water and slopes to contend with regularly. Not very long especially with #9 under construction, but in my opinion certainly worth the $15 to go check out a few times a season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice early spring outing"


Roadcall's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for this early in the season. Good weather made for a great day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Amazing conditions"


rocco4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
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Reviewed on

Truly amazing Conditions for this time of the year. We thoroughly enjoyed our round and the staff could not be better.<br/> We will come back as often as we can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Scott2851839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
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Reviewed on

Great staff but the halfway house wasn't open and the restaurant inside was closed for food to at 1p.m. Overall for the weather and conditions it was average


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"challenging and discouraging"


fnpalo392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2014
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Reviewed on

The courses is challenging with water. Foe unfamiliar player's the next hole location is difficult to find. Hole number 9 shortened to a small par 3 but no indication until at green. Hole not repaired from pipe line work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Turkey Creek"


u810213799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well layed out. Short course but tricky in spots. a very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great for the average golfer"


hawaiianpunk's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

i have played here numerous times and the course is always in decent shape. it has a good mixture of easier and demanding holes. if you can carry the water holes you will probably shoot a good score. overall the course is pretty fair and not too intimidating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun coarse"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
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Reviewed on

Lots of water, fun coarse. It rained all day when we played. There were plenty of shelters to go under. Even in the rain, good times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The couse is terrible"


Jcolvin55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are not able to read. It's is such bad shape I could put from 20 yards off the green and still be close. I'm never playin there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Recommend but only for the price"


pstepanczuk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens need a lot of work. Rest room locked. Distance to hazard on certain holes should be marked for better pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs some work."


u761028111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2014
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Reviewed on

The course has a nice layout with several straight away, fairly easy holes and some more challenging. I have played here before a few years ago and the course was in a lot better condition. Several of the greens and tee boxes are in need of repair. The grounds in general need some upkeep. And several of the ball washers were without water or towels the day we played. Still a nice layout to play with a nice staff and facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great"


sandiego101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time would love to play there again. Thanks to golf now I reserved the tee time last minute and got a great price


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


"great deal"


u000008007966's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$14 even in the fall is a great deal on the weekend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hard to find. Challenging, though not too tough."


Pack0903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

HARD TO FIND THE COURSE, SO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS. vERY FRIENDLY STAFF. Good greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I was pleasantly surprised of the beauty of this course."


dwyan1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing Turkey Creek golf course. The pace for 18 hours was approximately 3-3.5 hours. For this time of year the course was in good condition. There are some hazards but overall very players friendly course. I enjoyed myself so much that I have played course two addition rounds. I strongly recommend that players in NW Indiana and Chicago South play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great deal"


sholix's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/11/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

it was 93degrees when we played they were working around a few holes but no big deal, course was in good condition considering the heat and lack of rain in our area, it was worth more than i paid so noway i can complain will definetly play here again, live in chicago but our public courses charge way more and are no where near as nice thanks guys


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great conditions, excellent value"


Rimas3302521's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a hidden gem. I had heard of it but had never played it before, I will return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unbelievable for $13"


jkunkel11's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was much better than I expected. Looking at the pictures on the course site I figured it looked ok but not very many flattering pictures, just a plain old park district course. BUT when you get going it's a really nice course, great layout (aside from the entrance to the place...looks like you're pulling into a back lot behind a run down restaurant).

I was able to shoot a round by myself on a Friday afternoon in 2 hours which was fantastic. There are a few holes that could use a touch up (18 is under construction - fixing the bridge over the creek so it goes from 160 yard par 3 to a 60 yard par 3 for the time being, but you are hitting from dirt and crab grass).

The greens are super fast so make sure you take the right approach. Couldn't have been happier with this deal. $13 is ridiculous for a deal for 18 and a cart at a pretty nice course, normally that wouldn't even get you a cart at most places these days!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not bad for a muni at this price"


Dannic113's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paying $14 to play per person with cart I would be hard pressed to say anything bad about the course. After all that price barely gets you 9 holes walking anymore let alone 18 & a cart with a course that has a unique layout, moderate difficulty with all the water that comes into play and for a municipal course isn't in too bad of a shape. Bunkers were a bit scarce but had fluffy sand in them, greens were a nice shade yet manicured. Some holes did need some reseeding/re-sod in spots and some roughs were a bit patchy as well but hey it's a muni for $14 not Ruffled Feathers for $60. Pace of play was just a hair over 3 and 1/2 as we did wait on some holes and the longest wait of the day was teeing off on 1 as we had 3 groups of 2 &3 go out ahead of us. Staff was nice and friendly also it was a laid back atmosphere so if you're looking for a quick, dirty and cheap, hassle free round of golf give Turkey Creek a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"lots of water, but fair."


Daniel3987703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Probably the best course in the area. 3 par 3's over water


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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