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4.1
175 Reviews (175)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
94.8%
Recommend this course
158 out of 175 reviews
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4.0
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
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4.1
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 6885 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.1
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Elbel Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Reviews

4.1
175 Reviews (175)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Indiana Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Leaves!

Course was in good condition for late October, greens were in great shape, some of the tee boxes were being worked on. Pay special attention on direction of your ball, Elbe as lots of trees, which means lots of leaves in the fall. Stunned I lost only one ball.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Hi aharo08, thank you so much for the 4-star review. We're glad you enjoyed the day with us and we thank you for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your last round with us, u271624604! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great round

I have played this course often this summer & it never disappoints! It has stayed in great shape throughout the season! Keep up the great work!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/13/2020

Your review is important to us, Kswartz37. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience and we look forward to seeing you again at the course soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2020

Hi u001058429, thank you so much for the 4-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elbel

THE COURSE WAS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. THE TEE BOXES WERE A LITTLE BEAT UP BUT NOT BAD. THE FAIRWAYS WERE SOFT AND PLUSH. THE GREENS WERE VERY GOOD CONCIDERING THEY HAD BEEN AIRATED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. THET WERE VERY SLICK TOO. LOVED THE LAYOUT AND THE MOXIE OF THE COURSE. PACE OF PLAY WAS A LITTLE SLOW DUE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE PLAYING.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/08/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Elbel Park Golf Course and sharing your feedback. We truly appreciate your 5-star review and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great municipal course

Challenging layout. Aerated and maintained. Looking forward to the Fall season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/08/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Elbel Park Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star review and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/30/2020

Hi u314160834299, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars! Thank you for playing Elbel Park Golf Course and we hope to have you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

The course is great!!
The kiddies need to be wrangled on this course... twice now the 30 somethings have music blaring from their carts....we r there to enjoy the quiet & play our game. Tone it down to just YOUR group. No one else needs to hear your music.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating, Kswartz37! We're glad you enjoyed the course, but we do appreciate your feedback regarding other players on the course so our staff can work towards any necessary improvements. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hi otolski, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars. Thank you for playing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hi otolski, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars. Thank you for playing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great find...

Staff friendly but course in great shape working its way through water, many different types of trees.
Would have to be a must when fall arrives and color hits trees!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Thank you for your kind 5-star review, u314160419269! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging and beautiful

This course always a challenge and beautiful wildlife and scenery. Busy but moves at good pace. Sandhill Cranes today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Thank you for your kind 5-star review, st15stman! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good track, despite wet conditions. Sow paly.

Great collection of varying holes. Long-short, right-left, up-down, wide-narrow, easy-hard.
Always a little wet due to clay (and over watering).
Beware, plan on 4-5 hour round...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Thank you for your 4-star review, raklovits! We're glad you enjoyed your recent round, and we value your feedback for any potential improvements as our team works hard to keep the course up to par. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Has Improved

Greens were in very good condition. Fairways much better than in previous years. Some tee boxes still a little rough. Two negatives during this round: pace of play was slow (about 4.5 hours) mostly because a sixsome was up ahead, and the rough was unusually thick and long (another reason for the slow play).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Hi u000002455198, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. We do apologize for any delay of play during your round and as we aim for a 5-star experience, we always welcome this kind of feedback for improvements. Thank you for playing Elbel Park Golf Course, and we hope to welcome you back for a 5-star round soon!

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Day with friends

This course is always challenging! Tough fast greens and thick rough make pars and birdies tough! Fun as always and beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Thanks for your 5-star rating and great feedback, st15stman! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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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Commented on 09/04/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160651310! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens very scuffed up. Tees and fairways have way too many bare spots. Needs over seeding badly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 3-stars, however, our team is sorry to hear your recent experience may not have met expectations. We would like the chance to discuss these concerns with you further as we’ve had recent guests comment on the great conditions of the course & greens, but we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve for your next visit. Our staff is committed to providing a valuable experience for all of our golfers, so we hope we can do the same for you in the near future. We encourage you to reach out to Tony Stearns, Director of Golf Operations, at tstearns@southbendin.gov or (574) 235-5600 so we may better address your review, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

I love playing this course! It is always challenging enough to keep things interesting and the course is beautiful. Pace of play has always been smooth and the staff has always been friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating and kind feedback, josh0947! We're so glad you enjoyed your last round. We hope you join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day of golf

We ended up playing 27 holes because it was such a nice day! The fairway is a little chewed up but its to be expected this time of year without a lot of rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review, Kswartz37! We're so glad you enjoyed your round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Elbel Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough to high struggle to hit solid shots from the deep rough. Otherwise course in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hi Hoosier14, we truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. We do aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome this kind of feedback for potential improvements. Thank you for playing Elbel Park Golf Course and come back soon!

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