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3.9
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
81.0%
Recommend this course
134 out of 160 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7038 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.6
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Winding Ridge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Architect R. N. Thompson (2000) Art Kaiser (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.9
160 Reviews (160)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 7
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 7
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Another Poorly Run RN Thompson Course

There is zero attempt at investing in course maintenance here. I don’t think there is one area of conditions that meets acceptable for a golf course, really at any price. It’s pathetic how content rn Thompson courses are with this and I will never play at another one again. They have some nice layouts that were good in the 90s and 2000s that have fallen into goat ranch status.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great first round at Winding Ridge

Wife and I had a great date playing a round here… her first time ever playing. Course was in great shape considering the prior week of non-stop rain (most bunkers were full of water but not much could’ve been done about that). The pace of play couldn’t have been better with it being her first time - we never saw anyone in front of us the entire time and only waited briefly to let a single ahead of us on the 11th. Staff was great all around from start to finish, especially the bartender and the lady that answered the phone when I called earlier in the day to ask a question about my wife not having her own clubs (which by the way, she was allowed to use mine). We’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ok

Ok course, layout can be difficult from back tees. Course maintenance just average. Most traps unplayable and course kept extremely wet to prevent from drying out. Decent value on Hot Deal from golfnow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Winding Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition and great value

Course is awesome, it's in great shape. Great price for 18 holes of golf. New carts!! Staff is very friendly and are glad you're there. The course is challenging but lots of fun. I play there often with my bff's.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Will not visit again

The staff is very unfriendly. We went to check in and didn't even get greeted. Our foursome played in 5 1/2 hours. If you weren't in the fairway, the course is like a goat ranch. When returning the carts at the end of our round, the staff were rude and pushy. You could tell they wanted to go home and we were holding them up. I've played many different golf courses in Indianapolis and other cities across the country and this was by far the worst customer experience ever.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (317) 826-3020, and thanks for visiting Winding Ridge Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 8
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Challenges!

Love ❤️ this course and will play again soon! Nice greens! Awesome staff and very clean. Pro very welcoming and enjoyed the food service and the great choices! Highly recommend this course to all golfers!! ⛳️♥️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello, We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Winding Ridge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful experience.

I don't know why guy gave bad review, wonderful course, well managed. Staff very friendly. New carts, course in great condition. Somebody must not have played well and it is not the course's fault or staff. I will play there again!!! You should play golf there too! See you on the links.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens need work

In the past, I’ve played this course around 10-15 times a year. This year, I won’t. The greens need a lot of work. I’ve bought the pass for the year, but I’ll just have to play the other courses until Winding Ridge gets ahold of their greens. There are several greens that are splotchy with dead grass. To me, the greens are what helps you score.. you can drive the ball great, and chip wonderful, but if don’t have a smooth green to putt on, it’s a ruined game.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hi, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Winding Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good overall with some nuances

My overall rating of this course if positive with some nuances.

Pros: good layout, diverse holes, plenty of “decision shots” of playing aggressive or laying up, challenging, very friendly staff, pace of play (minus the miserably slow two some in front of us but that’s not the courses fault).

Cons: bunkers were not great (not that any of us hit it there right?), crab grass and sod on a few greens, several tee boxes needed some work, maybe too challenging? (for the mid 90s golfers out there), and the DREADED “deep rough”.

A lot of holes and between fairway areas had a “deep rough” that was thick, unmowed grass. Even if your shot wasn’t terribly off the fairway line, it is likely to be lost or a 10 minute search if/when it lands there. This led to many lost balls that should have 100% been in play and understandably, more strokes for penalties.

Overall, it was a very visually appealing, diverse, and challenging course. Prepare to lose a few more balls than you’re accustomed to due to lots of water and the deep rough. Had to move a few putts to avoid dirt/ crab grass while kn greens. Staff couldn’t have been nicer though.

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