French Lick Springs Resort, Pete Dye Course
8670 W State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432-9389
Architect Name - Pete Dye, ASGCA
Regulation Length Holes - 18
Hoosier State native Pete Dye held nothing back with his 2009 creation of his namesake course at French Lick. It's almost impossible to comprehend the 301-yard, par-3 16th, with water in play, no less, followed by a 518-yard, par-4 and a 657-yard par-5. It's difficult not to steer the ball when you see that a yanked drive on many holes will leave you clinging to a sidehill of rough, necessitating a baseball recovery swing with the force of Albert Pujols just to get back in play. And climbing into and out of the volcano bunkers? Some would rather be in an actual volcano. Nevertheless, there are shorter tees to play. The bottom line: There is one memorable, demanding, classic Pete Dye hole after the next, virtually all with panoramic vistas in as pristine a setting as there is in this part of the world.