A view of hole #1 at East from Otter Creek Golf Course
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4.5
230 Reviews (230)
5 Stars
163
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
89.3%
Recommend this course
218 out of 230 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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4.3
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7274 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.2
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Otter Creek Golf Course - Championship Course (North/West)
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/23

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2021 #34)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2021 #10)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2021 #18)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Indiana (2021 #3) (2015 #5)

Reviews

4.5
230 Reviews (230)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 16
Locals 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced

Experienced golfer trying out Otter Creek for the first time. It had been on my bucket list for a while and was looking forward to playing it, especially with the fall colors. Course was in decent shape for October, but not as nice as expected for the hefty green fee. The golf carts were super cushy and comfortable. The pace of play was painfully slow for my twosome. We were not allowed to play through and had groups behind come flying up on us like we were the reason for the holdup. Overall, the course did not meet expectations. Scenic yes, but not worth the money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course was in very good condition for this time of year. Was really surprised and greens were very good. At the golf now rate was well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Bad experience in Pro Shop

Pro shop staff unreasonable - poorly run pro shop.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 67
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always enjoy Otter Creek

Otter Creek North/West is one of my favorite courses in the country. Course was in OK shape but it was just after they had received a lot of rain so low areas were wet. Greens were fine, and overall enjoyable experience. Caught up to a slow foursome that had everyone backed up. Guessed they were locals - didn't permit anyone to play through. But, still fun to be at Otter Creek.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
First Time Playing

As im playing

The greenskeeper is taking flags rudely from the greens, very poor service and attention borderline disrespectful

Played On
Reviews 113
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wading and Splashing!

Been a few years since I played it. Traveled 1.4 hours to find out that they had gotten a lot of rain and actually closed one of the east nine (offering no discount). The course was near unplayable, but they allowed cart path only. A 30 min downpour basically flooded the course to where is was standing water from tee to green. Cath paths flooded in several areas so all day driving through it, walking through it made for a miserable day and a waste of money. It was a holiday so there was no way they were closing the course. The course has always been very nice, just got too much water this time. Hope to return on a much dryer day and be able to play the good side.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

Enjoy the course staff was very friendly pace was a little slow but enjoyed my round tremendously.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 106
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

quick greens and some roll on fairways

greens in good shape and quick. fairways had some roll. heat has been factor on tee boxes and fairways. only deficit is lacking yardage markers. even markers on cart paths difficult to see. kudos on new carts but any GPS system would have been appreciated.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Glad we played

We were looking for a get away weekend of golf. Played here on a Sunday morning. Really interesting layout. I’m not much on a lot of blind shots, but it was ok. Ranger finally showed up on the 16th hole to tell the threesome in front of us that they were 2 holes behind.
No water and no beverage cart, but we always bring water so we were good.
We really liked the course, tough, but fair.
Stay and eat after the round, the food was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Absolutely worth a long drive to play from Chicago.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

East Course not up to Otter Creek standards

We took advantage of the Golf Pass special. $22 for 9 holes. Seeing this was not on the weekend, $44 bucks is nice, but not THAT great of a deal, especially with the condition of the course. Very little sand in the sand traps. Grounds crew turned the sprinklers on the fairway on #8, while we were ready to hit our 2nd shot (par 5). The saw us on the tee box a few minutes before that. We drove up to an area around the green and dropped in order to finish the hole. 2 guys were sitting in a cart off the green. "I guess we weren't supposed to play the fairway on our second shot." He said "I guess that was my fault". I didn't want to say anymore in fear of losing my cool.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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