North/West at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana, USA | GolfPass
Looking back from the North Course 1st green at Otter Creek Golf Course
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4.6
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
94.3%
Recommend this course
204 out of 212 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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4.5
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7349 yards
Slope 149
Rating 75.8
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Otter Creek Golf Course - Championship Course (North/West)
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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

4.6
212 Reviews (212)

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 6
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 54
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
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pristine but slow

We teed off around 1:30 on a Friday. Course didn’t seem too busy at the time. Pace of play was extremely slow. Saw course ranger one time on hole 7. They should have had a starter on the first tee to ensure adherence to tee times & a ranger on the course keeping groups aware of their pace of play.

Tees, fairways, greens, perimeter rough was in excellent condition. Despite dry weather for weeks, fairways & tees were a bit soft. Course is tight in areas, but overall layout is average IMO. Greens rolled well and are a good test due to undulations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 58
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

Was driving to Indiana from Florida, and arranged my travel so I could stop and play Otter Creek. One of my favorite courses in the country. It was in very good shape, perfect day, and relaxed pace - just as I hoped. Before I head back South, I will visit it again!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course Great Value!!!

I would highly recommend playing this course, great layout, the staff and rangers are very helpful and friendly. Great shape from Tee to Green. Cart paths could use a little work but other than that you cannot beat this course for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fantastic Track

First time playing here and I really enjoyed it. Was very pleased with how well it was kept given the harsh winter and the timing we played it. Staff was top notch 10/10 in my book!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Otter creek

Had a horrible experience at this course. Just tried to take my son golfing to try a new course and we were judged by the way we dressed first. Then we were just a couple minutes late with no one behind us and they complained. Then we share a golf set which using a cart should be no big deal and we play fast anyways. They sent us to the crappy nine to play. Was very very displeased with the course “ranger” and how he talked to us. Very rude and expected to be treated a lot better for the money we paid. We definitely won’t be back at this course and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Otter Creek. Still one of Indiana’s best

With the harsh summer, I was worried that it would be burnt up, but it was in great shape. It rained HARD the day before, so we were cart path only, so we definitely got our steps in.

Greens were slower than normal, but that is welcome with the undulation that you find here. Fairways and tees were in great shape. Bunkers, at least the ones not submerged, were good as well. Got a great Hot Deal rate of $40, so it was a no-brainer to go.

Play Otter Creek. You won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth your time!!!

Drove 50+ miles from Louisville to check out this course and it was worth it. Green's were fast. Pin placement was challenging. Turf was on pace for this time of year as far as growing. The staff overall was pretty good and friendly. Very cold beer on tap, and patrons were friendly! I will be back in a few weeks to play the other portion of the course. Just did the East 9 today.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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