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39 Reviews (39)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
93.8%
Recommend this course
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4.0
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.1
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6641 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.5

Formerly known as Elwood Country Club and Cattails Golf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Diddel (1924) Ron Kern (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required which includes collared shirts, non-metal spikes, and slacks or shorts

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
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
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable experience

Two distinct nines as others have stated. Very enjoyable and in good condition. Only issue is uneven tee boxes but it didn’t detract from the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting layout

The course was in good shape. Play was relatively fast. Clubhouse personnel were very friendly. We really enjoyed our round

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

Good Balue

Straight away front nine. Back nine, totally different great layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly Staff

Great open course on the front 9. Friendly staff and everything was well maintained. Would definitely golf here again! Great value too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great back nine.

The front nine was easy and straight away. The back nine was tough and interesting. The back nine had hills, ravines, elevevated greens, sand traps, doglegs, water and trees. First time playing. I will play again. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 197
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

2 Distinct 9's

Elwood is a decent mid-tier value course. The 9's are different, with the front being the older, classic style, and the back newer with more modern touches. The front goes back and forth a bit, but does have some sneaky holes like a 460+ par 4 and 580ish par 5 (from the tips). The back has some nice modern touches as it goes around a small neighborhood, though the houses are not close to play. #10 reminded me of #1 at Purgatory a bit. Really liked the 11-15 stretch of holes.

The major problem here though is field/crabgrass. It has a bit too much of it, especially on most of the tee boxes. Fairways are a little patchy as well, so I wouldn't recommend playing the ball down here. The greens are very small, but in great shape and rolled true. Some had sneaky undulations to them as well. They were small enough that you needed to be hitting the approach shots well, or have your A-chipping game. Sand was hit and miss, some fine others were mud.

It's not ever going to live up to the courses down the road (Purgatory and Bear Slide), nor should it. But it's better than anything you can find in Anderson, or the Tipton muni, and the layout has more character than Fox Prairie or either Pebble Brook course in Noblesville (FP is usually in a little better shape than this though - Pebble was in rough shape recently). It won't knock your socks off, but at its price point, its an enjoyable round of golf and may surprise you a bit like it did to me. Played it as a single in 1:45 as well, which has not happened anywhere else this busy summer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The back nine I find challenging mini sand traps water that I find adds difficulty

The back nine I find challenging mini sand traps water that I find adds difficulty, I also feel the ground crew are very courteous and I think they do an excellent job. I personally find the front nine pretty easy however I’ve only been playing golf about 3 1/2 to 4 years I’m not a good player but I enjoy playing on this course.I also find Jake in the clubhouse to be very courteous and professional.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course was money well spent.

Greens were in GREAT condition.
Only thing I would have them focus on are the Blue tee boxes. Needed some maintenance . There were some over hanging trees between blue tees and whites that made it a bit more challenging to hit off the tee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

A great value

A great course friendly staff I especially like the back nine to me it’s a little more challenging than the front but both are maintained very well I try to play at least a couple of times a week

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Value

The front nine are not the nicest holes, but they get you warmed up for the back 9 which are incredible. For the money you spend for the course it’s amazing. Workers are always extremely nice and fun to interact with. New favorite course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

Front 9 was ok pretty flat and wide open, back 9 was a lot more challenging, I’ll be back for more.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Surprised

Nice course. The front 9 was just like any municipal course (close tee boxes/hole locations/side by side fairways). The back nine was really surprising! Totally different course. Great holes/views. Wide open and challenging. Totally worth a play

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