WALNUT CREEK GOLF CLUB (Club Run Course) 765-998-7651
Indiana Golf Course Review
Walnut Creek - located between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, is a 36-hole facility that affords golfers with opportunities to play two championship courses without breaking the pocket book. The Walnut Creek Course is the original design on property while The Club Run layout was renovated and completed in 1998. Both are priced to suite the wallets of those looking for an interesting course to play that also provides good value.
Visitors are not paying for manicured conditioning or upscale amenities, but will find that the greens here are kept in wonderful shape, and the designs play fair while also providing challenge. Partial cart paths give a rustic feel and result in a nice pace of play, as players can drive right up to their ball (except near the greens. Walking is allowed at all times on either course, both of which earned 3 stars from Golf digest Places to Play.
Golfers will also find a serene environment, as there are no homes or residential buildings on property. There is a targeted range, with covered and open hitting stations, a short game area with sand bunker, and expansive putting green. The clubhouse includes a pro shop plus snack area serving beverages plus hot/cold sandwiches. Outings facilities can accommodate up to 260 people.
The topography on these 300 scenic acres is quite rolling, with tree lined rye/bluegrass fairways presenting a mix of tight and generous landing areas that lead to gently sloped Pencross Bent grass greens. The putting surfaces vary in size with some fairly level while others are quite undulating. Generally speaking, golfers will find open fronts and ample recovery room greenside. There are yardage stakes at 100, 150 and 200 yards, color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations.
Walnut Creek Course
The Club Run course is the shorter of the two layouts on property and has 4 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6226 yards/127 slope, 5791 yards/112 slope, 5347 yards/117 slope and 4230 yards/112 slope. Though this is not an overly long course, Club Run has water in play in some shape or form on 15 holes, including the last seven. Numbers one through six play to relatively open fairways, but the course is tighter and more tree-lined from the par four 7th on in. The dogleg right 9th and the short par four 18th are fine closing holes. All photos in the review are of the Club Run Course.
With two affordable championship courses, and with reasonable accommodations available at nearby hotels, the Club Run Course presents an opportunity to enjoy a nice couple of days of golf. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to the properties' website by clicking here.