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Situated atop the rolling hills overlooking the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana is French Lick Resort, one of America’s premier golf destinations. This historic resort is located in the small town of French Lick, where for over two centuries the Pluto Mineral Springs has attracted visitors. (It is also known as the hometown of basketball legend Larry Bird.)

The town has quickly become one of the great golf destinations in the country. Since the early 1900s, golf has been an integral part of the resort. The Valley Links Course, first built in 1907 by Tom Bendelow, is a fully walkable par 36 park-like course. The Donald Ross Course was built in 1917 has been home to many regional and national tournaments including the 1924 PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen.

In 2009, however, Hall of Fame architect, Pete Dye, designed a visually stunning masterpiece, which has quickly become one of the most highly acclaimed courses in the country. Most recently, The Pete Dye Course at French Lick was the host site of the 2015 Senior PGA Championship Presented by KitchenAid.

“I have spent the past five decades designing golf courses all over the world, including courses on great coastal sites,” Dye explains. “This course at French Lick Resort has brought great excitement to Alice and me because the course is on arguably the best inland site I have ever worked on.” –Pete Dye, Indiana Golf, 2011

Play Legendary Golf. It’s More Than Just a Game.

Built on Mt. Airie–the second-highest point in Indiana–French Lick’s signature layout offers panoramic views in all directions that stretch for 30-40 miles.

Dye designed a golf course that stretches over 8,100 yards from the professional tees. However, this course welcomes all levels of players. With five sets of tees, yardages begin at 5,100 yards from the forward tees. Most players will probably play from either 6,100 or 6,700 yards.

The Dye course offers many distinct design features, including stretches of holes on each nine that are vintage Dye. The front nine builds excitement from hole to hole continuing to get more visually dramatic as the outward nine finishes back up toward the clubhouse with one of the best views on the course.

The back nine offers the most dramatic stretch of holes from Nos. 11-14. This culminates with one of the course’s signature holes, No. 14. Stretching nearly 600 yards from the back tees, this par five, with a split fairway, escalates from tee to green over a massive grass hollow that will intimidate even the elite players.

French Lick is now the only resort in the world that combines the classic history of Donald Ross and the modern day design of the legendary Pete Dye. This combination is a spectacular opportunity for golfers to experience two of the best designers who ever shaped beautiful landscapes into golf courses.



Golf at French Lick Resort is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Packages allow for play on one, two or three courses–plus overnight accommodations. Play where the legends have played for nearly 100 years. Book your stay by calling Resort Reservations at (888) 936-9360.

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick
Address: 1082 Taggart Lane, West Baden Springs, IN 47469
Head Professional, Andy Fortner

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Phone Number: (812) 936-5558 or learn more online

  • Host Site: Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, 2015
  • Host Site: The LPGA Legends Tour Championship 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Host Site: The Men’s Big Ten Golf Championship 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Host Site: The USGA Men’s State Team Championship, 2014
  • Best in State-Indiana, Golf Digest, 2015
  • No. 1 Course in Indiana, GolfWeek’s Best You Can Play, 2011 - 2015 (The Pete Dye Course)
  • Best Public Course in Indiana, GOLF Magazine, 2010, 2012, 2014 (The Pete Dye Course)
  • Silver Medal Resort Award Winner, GOLF Magazine, 2012