8670 IN-56, French Lick, Indiana 47432, US
(812) 936-9300
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About French Lick Resort

The French Lick Resort is one of golf’s most historic, and esteemed, resorts. It embraces the natural beauty of the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. Guests will have a tough decision choosing where to stay among the 757 guest rooms and suites of The French Lick Springs Hotel (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the West Baden Springs Hotel (a National Historic Landmark) or the newer Valley Tower (opened in 2019). There are 45 holes of golf, a Callaway Fitting Studio, two spas, a casino, horseback riding, kids’ activities and endless meeting space. The Pete Dye course, host of numerous tournaments, ranks among the most scenic and demanding courses in the country. The classic Donald Ross course provides a nice complement. Beyond the game, there’s seven dining options; an activities center with tennis, pickleball and basketball courts; a bowling alley; arcade; fitness center and outdoor/indoor pools.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres3000
Year Opened1845
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at French Lick Resort

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4.6
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

over priced beverages

Course, as usual, in great shape. Only complaint is they charged $39 for a 6 pack! I have played course all over the midwest, and this is MORE THAN DOUBLE any other course. Ridiculous. Will never buy a beverage there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course. BEER WAY OVER PRICED!

Course, as usual, in great shape. Only complaint is they charged $39 for a 6 pack! I have played course all over the midwest, and this is MORE THAN DOUBLE any other course. Ridiculous. Will never buy a beverage there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still my favorite golf course

Course was in pristine condition, but I waited on every tee box for at least 10-15 minutes with the group ahead of us. They clearly way over booked the course. Food was mediocre at best. Will I go back? Of course it’s still my favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2022

Follow-up: Thank you for the review. We are glad we are your favorite course! We had a review that same day from a player who said Sultan’s Run gave him one of the best golf experiences he’s ever had, so you are in good company with other players.
Even though September is our busiest month, the course was not overloaded on the day you played. We do not overload the course, and that is why we limit our number of rounds booked to 20,000 per year and why we space our tee times at 12 minutes. Our target pace of play on this course is four hours and ten minutes to four hours and thirty minutes. Certainly, someone who is out first in the morning can play much quicker than that, but foursomes generally take this amount of time, with the average skewing toward four hours and thirty minutes, driven by player ability, player shot routine and player walking pace. We reviewed the GPS pace data for that day, and the average is right on track with some rounds played that day in under four hours!
See you again soon.

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Commented on 09/30/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Sultan's Run Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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

Two Old Farts

The course was in wonderful condition. Fairways and greens were excellent. Our starter was extremely helpful. What a great experience we had.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Sultan's Run Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Sultan’s Run is a naturally beautiful golf course.

Sultan’s Run is a naturally beautiful golf course which has continue to improve with age. This course features 18 holes, each of which provides its own unique vista to provide the golfer with a beautiful, straight-forward, and fair golf experience. That doesn’t mean that this course is easy because a golfer can find trouble on any hole. However, there is a way to play every hole and avoid trouble if you hit the ball in the proper position on each hole. The fairways are generous, and the greens are large. However, each hole requires at least two quality golf shots in order to score well on the entire round. The course is generally well cared for although it does not drain particularly well after any significant rainfall. You may have to stay on the cart paths more than you might care to, but they work hard to protect the beauty and playability of this course. This course should rate high on any serious golfers list of favorite courses to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/11/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/11/2022

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Sultan's Run Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It’s been better

I’ve played Sultans 25 times or more through the years. The last 4-5 years it has been in supreme condition. This time not so much. The greens surfaces were spongy and speed about an 8 and not smooth. Lots of sod around the green aprons to correct some turf killed this spring. Great layout and best finishing hole in the Midwest. I don’t like the upcharge for range balls ($7 small bucket). The greens fees are on the high side and should include practice balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Beautiful course in great condition but for me the staff were amazing From the starter to the restaurant staff all incredibly personable and welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Sultan’s Run is the most Scenic Golf Courses in the Tri-State area.. Have played it many times and always look forward to the next time.. Everyone is treated well by friendly staff members. The course has had a few weather related small problems this spring, but they are always quick to fix them.. Highly Recommend!
Bob Waddell. Jasper In

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice track

I try to play Sultan's Run 2-3 times a year. It is about an hour drive from my house and worth the time. The course is really pretty with hills and valleys, undulating fairways and multi-tiered greens. The bunkers are well maintained. The only reason for a 4 is that some of the fairways are a bare in some spots and they have re-sodded around the greens and it will take some time for them to be back in perfect condition. We played the silver tees and probably could have played the sliver/gold combo with not much more difficulty. All but one person was 65 or over. The really is a don't miss course in Southwestern Indiana.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at Sultan's Run Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Apparently, there had been a lot of rain, so it was cart path only for the carts. Understandable, but it made playing very slow and tiring. Most of the fairways looked great from a distance, but when playing off of them, there was very little grass. I am not sure whether this is normal, or a result of the weather, or if these were under repair. The 18th hole is exceptionally beautiful, and the layout and changing elevations of the course makes it interesting and fun. Also, the staff was helpful and friendly. I will definitely plan to play the course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Sultan's Run Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/13/2022

Hi, We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Sultan's Run Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 580
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 580
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Terrific Ross Course

Terrific Ross course that held 1924 pga championship. If you like hilly courses and some wild greens this one is for you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 580
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Birthday to Remember

Played the course as a gift from my wife. Course is pricey and a forecaddie is mandatory. My caddie was extremely helpful in overall Course navigation.

Course conditions were well below my standards for the price I paid; however, I played the course on opening day. Greens had recently been aerated and this was not relayed to me in advance. As the fees are not altered based on the time of the year one golfs, I recommended not playing early in the season as the course was cart path only, extremely wet, and greens still healing from aerification. I was generous with my rating as the early season conditions did not match the price tag.

There are not many courses in the country or anywhere else in Indiana that are this scenic or hilly. The views seemed to go on forever on my early April round. Be prepared for many uneven lies on this mountain golf course.

Finally I highly recommend staying in the West Baden Springs Hotel as there is nothing like this architectural gem anywhere in the US. The atrium is a step back in time when things moved a little slower and life was meant to be savored!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Classic Ross

This course is not for the faint of heart. The course appears short from a scorecard perspective, I would say it plays 400-500 yards longer on average, if you are into the wind, good luck. The greens are some of the wildest greens I have ever played. If they mowed the collars down and really had the greens rolling higher than 10, lots of balls would be back in the fairways. These are probably the longest par 3's I have ever played, making it a par 70 adds to the difficulty. I just love classic Donald Ross designs and it is hard finding affordable and kept Ross courses in America that are public. I wish they brought the spring rates back and the food at the restaurant is good. Can't wait to be back. The last 2 times I played here we did 36 with a stop at IU's course. I do not recommend that 36 combo in a day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful!

We loved this course! It was very well maintained and just beautiful! It was challenging, lots of bunkers, hills, tricky pins, but that’s what makes it fun! Staff was very friendly as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Sultan's Run Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course in Southern Indiana

Love every chance I get playing here. Course is always in top shape. Greens are always conditioned. Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Sultan's Run Golf Course.

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