Indian Hills Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6751 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6751 yards 72.4 131
White 72 6416 yards 70.8 125
Gold (W) 74 5784 yards 73.3 128
Red (W) 74 5711 yards 72.8 126
Scorecard for Indian Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/126 383 538 163 376 365 167 554 436 407 3389 373 193 486 371 173 415 438 433 480 3362 6751
White M: 70.9/122 370 490 140 349 346 167 527 425 390 3204 354 170 475 352 157 401 421 410 472 3212 6416
Red W: 73.2/128 352 451 131 331 316 98 430 412 265 2786 337 156 453 336 144 350 401 310 438 2925 5711
Handicap 17 7 1 13 5 3 15 9 11 8 18 10 4 14 16 2 6 12
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Don Herfort

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Parkland Style, Private Course

Indian Hills Golf Club is a parkland style golf course located on rolling land with moderate tree cover. The course has five sets of tees ranging from 6,769 yards down to 5,399 yards, with the middle men's (white) tees at 6,416 yards. The course had experienced several days of rain prior to the date we played, so the rough was high and very wet and the fairways and greens were very soft. This meant that balls in the rough stopped almost immediately and we got very little roll on our drives in the fairway so the course played longer than we expected. The soft greens were very receptive to middle and short iron approach shots. The greens were beautifully manicured, relatively fast despite the wet conditions, and rolled smooth and true. The round started with a 370 yard par 4 with a slight dogleg left. The tee box aims you toward water that is reachable with a decent drive, so you need to be sure to resist the suggestion and just aim left. Cleverly placed water hazards are a feature of several other holes on the course. Where there isn't water, fairway bunkers await the careless drive. The 5th hole, a 349 yard (from the white tees) par 4 has ponds both right and left of the fairway in the landing area. In addition, the approach shot requires that you carry water that crosses the fairway in front of the green. None of our foursome managed to par this hole. The back nine starts with a 354 yard par 4 that is similar to the 1st hole, except that the water enters the picture on the approach shot. Depending on your fairway position and pin placement, you may have to carry the pond all the way to the green, and long is no good because of the slope of the green. Probably the most visually striking hole on the course is the par 3 11th. From an elevated tee you have 170 yards to a long green that curls around water on right. Bailing out to the left will leave a difficult up and down. As a private club, Indian Hills is not easily accessible to non-members. However, the club does host a number of tournaments sponsored by outside entities. Finding and playing in one of these (under drier conditions, hopefully) would be truly worthwhile.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

A player's private club, great condition, awesome practice area

This is a walkable and challenging private course. It's beautifully kept, has no unfair holes or blind shots. If you're playing well you can score, but if not, you'll get into trouble.

Lots of scoring chances on the back 9, and 10 and 11 are beautiful holes that play tough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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