Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016
The award winning Pete Dye course at French Lick Resort in Southern Indiana once again has been selected among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine. In addition, both the Dye and Donald Ross course were selected No. 1 and 2 in Indiana for “The Best Courses Near You.”
These latest accolades can be found in the September 2016 issue. The biennial list, put together by the magazine’s editors and its panel of golf industry insiders, highlights the top public golf courses across the United States, as well as the best in each state.
“We are very honored to be recognized by GOLF Magazine and having both of our courses ranked No.1 and No. 2 in the state of Indiana,” said Dave Harner, French Lick Resort’s director of golf. “These rankings and the combination of the Dye and Ross courses continue to solidify French Lick Resort as one of the elite golf resort destinations in the country.”
The Pete Dye course, which hosted the 2015 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, was ranked No. 62 on GOLF’s list. The course, regarded as one of the most breathtaking in the country, was carved out on a dramatic hilltop offering a variety of elevation changes, rugged and dramatic terrain, narrow fairways and challenging bunkers. There are spectacular views from every hole, some that stretch for over 40 miles.
Complementing the Pete Dye course is the historic Donald Ross course, which underwent a major restoration project that brought the course back to Ross’ original plans. The wonderful routing of the holes takes full advantage of the many elevation points for the classic Ross greens which slope dramatically from back to front. The parkland gem was site of the 1924 PGA Championship won by the legendary Walter Hagen and hosted other golf greats and celebrities such as Gene Sarazen, Chick Evans, and Bing Crosby.
The resort has been on the national radar in recent years hosting other premier events such as the 2010 the PGA of America’s Professional National Championship, the Men’s and Women’s Big Ten Championships, and the LPGA Legends Championships.
French Lick is the only resort in the world that combines the classic history of Donald Ross and the modern day design of the legendary Pete Dye.