Buy your next home on an Indianapolis golf course!
If you’re enthralled with the game of golf and take every chance you can get to smack a few balls at the nearest course, you probably don’t need much persuasion to consider living on a golf course. However, you don’t have to be a lover of the game to enjoy living in a home on a golf course. The manicured greens and water features of a well-tended course make for a scenic locale for your home and a park-like setting you can take advantage of. Imagine enjoying a stroll around the beautiful grounds after the golfers have cleared out for the day. Many golf clubs also offer a variety of amenities that make club membership attractive even if you never schedule a tee time. Swimming, tennis, dining venues, social activities and fitness centers are often part of the package, and ensure a fun and active lifestyle for the entire family.
In the Indianapolis area, homes on or near golf courses come in a variety of price ranges. There are plenty of options from which to choose. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular golf clubs and information on their surrounding communities below. For more information about any of these communities, please contact us!
The Bridgewater Club
3535 East 161st St., Carmel
Housing: This golf cart community is built on 750 acres of wooded countryside that include 17 lakes and ponds, with much of the neighborhood built on 27 holes of golf, and a five-mile walking trail. Learn more about Bridgewater Club and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: Two courses: a Pete Dye designed 18-hole championship course and 9-hole executive course. Other golf offerings include a 23-acre practice range, 6-acre short game area, covered and heated stalls, indoor hitting and putting room.
Membership: Corporate, young professional and individual sport and social memberships available.
Amenities: Clubhouse offering adult and family dining, child care, massage and steam rooms.
Other facilities/activities: Full-service fitness center, indoor lap pool, outdoor competition pool, and six tennis courts.
What makes it stand out? Commitment to holistic health.
More information: thebridgewaterclub.com
1964 Burning Tree Lane, Carmel
Housing: Crooked Stick is filled with custom homes on large lots, many on the golf course or along the lake. Many of these homes date from the 1970s or '80s, but have been updated. Learn more about Crooked Stick and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: 18-hole course designed by Pete and Alice Dye.
Membership and other offerings: Must be invited by a current member.
Other facilities/activities: Clubhouse with dining.
What makes it stand out? Exclusivity. Also, the course cemented Pete Dye as a golf course architect iconoclast. Consistently recognized among the nation's top 100 golf courses.
More information: www.crookedstick.org
Plum Creek Golf Club
12401 Lynnwood Boulevard, Carmel
Housing: Plum Creek Farms consists of more than 200 homes and 26 acres of common area, which includes two ponds and two bike path sections, while the smaller neighborhood of Plum Creek Village comprises 90 ranch-style homes with small to medium yards. View homes for sale in Plum Creek Farms and Plum Creek Village >>
Golf: Unique Pete Dye course was specially designed with varying degrees of difficulty so the whole family can enjoy the game. The Par 72 layout features strategically placed bunkers, undulating greens and multiple water features. Large, multidiscipline practice area. Pro instruction. Fully stocked pro shop.
Membership: Memberships for individuals, families and businesses. Separate pool memberships also available.
Amenities: Clubhouse with snack bar/lounge, and large banquet room.
Other facilities/activities: Large Z-shaped pool, with four 25–meter swim lanes, pool heating unit, diving well and separate baby pool. Competitive youth swim teams.
What makes it stand out? Focus on the family.
More information: www.plumcreekgolfclub.com
7000 Longest Drive, Carmel
Housing: Prairie View is divided into three distinct sections, Moffitt Farms, Brooks Landing and Chapmans Claim. Lakefront and golf course homes are available, and small boats are permitted on the lakes. Learn more about Prairie View and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: The only Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course in Indiana. Eighteen holes of traditional golf design have been blended with the natural beauty of the rolling prairie, as well as the oaks and sycamores that characterize the site on the banks of the White River.
Membership: Individual, young member, couples and junior memberships available. Passes also available—special pricing for seniors.
Amenities: Restaurant and bar.
Other facilities/activities: Men’s and ladies’ clubs. Men’s leagues. Daily golf academy hours for fitting and instruction.
What makes it stand out? Unique setting that complements the nearby Connor Prairie interactive history park.
More information: www.prairieviewgc.com
Woodland Country Club
100 Woodland Lane, Carmel
Golf: Originally designed by famed golf course architect Bill Diddel, the course was recently renovated by Pete Dye to include bent grass fairways and greens and challenging holes for all skill levels.
Membership: Various levels of golf membership. Business and social memberships are also available.
Amenities: Variety of dining facilities to accommodate casual, fine, and outdoor dining.
Other facilities/activities: Olympic-size swimming pool with swim lessons and competitive swim program. Two outdoor tennis courts; members also receive a substantial discount at Carmel Racquet Club. Fitness facility includes cardio equipment and assorted strength and conditioning stations. Group fitness classes are offered. Junior golf, tennis and swimming programs. Club operates its own not-for-profit organization, The Woodland Christmas Club for Needy Children, which helps needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmastime.
What makes it stand out: Dedication to helping the needy around the holidays.
More information: www.woodlandcc.com
20298 Tomlinson Road, Westfield
Housing: Chatham Hills offers lot types for all preferences, whether you desire an expansive view on the golf course with lakes and trees in the distance, close proximity to the Monon Trail, or private wooded and creek settings. Phase 3 recently opened. Learn more about Chatham Hills and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: Pete Dye designed championship 18-hole golf course; 9-hole executive course.
Membership: Sport and social memberships and golf memberships available.
Amenities: Nature trails, bike paths, private dog park, more than 40 acres of park land, private access point to the Monon Trail. Several dining options.
Other facilities/activities: Clubhouse, fitness center with yoga room, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts.
What makes it stand out: Well thought-out amenities.
More information: www.chathamhills.com
12500 Brooks School Road, Fishers
Housing: Gray Eagle consists of several subdivisions, including Woods at Gray Eagle (large custom homes), Links at Gray Eagle (large four- and five-bedroom family homes) and Hawks Landing at Gray Eagle. Many homes have pond and golf course views, and residents enjoy the community pool, playground, basketball courts and tennis courts. Learn more about Gray Eagle and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: 18 golf holes featuring bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Features indoor and lighted outdoor driving ranges and practice facilities, with practice bunkers and greens, gas-heated practice stalls, an indoor year-round practice green and indoor golf simulators. Men’s club and junior golf program. Several leagues to choose from.
Membership: Individual and weekday memberships with or without cart. Spouse/junior add-ons available.
Amenities: Lounge with two large-screen TVs and snacks.
Other facilities/activities: Pro shop, private lessons, junior camps.
What makes it stand out? Dedicated to golf.
More information: grayeaglegolf.com
The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club
12255 Club Point Drive, Fishers
Housing: The Hawthorns offers large, beautiful estate homes (some upwards of $2 million) and a country club lifestyle. Learn more about The Hawthorns and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: 18-hole, 279-acre Arthur Hills-designed course that incorporates more than 100 acres of woods and wetlands into its design. Men’s, ladies and junior golf leagues. Private and group golf lessons.
Membership: Family, corporate, junior and senior memberships. Sports and social memberships also available.
Amenities: Fine and casual dining at the clubhouse; child care.
Other facilities/activities: Fitness center offering classes, six tennis courts with lessons and clinics, junior Olympic-sized outdoor pool, bocce ball and croquet, half-size basketball court. Social events.
What makes it stand out? Located in the highly desirable Geist Reservoir area.
More information: www.hawthornscountryclub.com
12010 Clubhouse Drive, Fishers
Housing: With curving roads and mature trees, River Glen consists of about 300 homes. View homes for sale in River Glen >>
Golf: 18-hole course set among mature trees; designed by Gary Kern. Open to the public. Golf lessons available. Leagues for all types of players.
Membership: Individual and spouse memberships at different levels. Junior, family fun and swim memberships also available.
Other facilities/activities: Outdoor heated pool with swim team and lessons for kids. Juniors summer tennis program.
More information: www.riverglencc.com
Sagamore Golf Club
10900 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville
Housing: Sagamore offers single family homes, most with views of multiple fairways. See homes for sale in Sagamore >>
Golf: Jack Nicklaus-designed par 72 course. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting green and practice bunker. Private instruction.
Membership: Individual and corporate memberships. Social membership with access to clubhouse and recreation facilities.
Amenities: Clubhouse with dining room, bar and grill and concierge service.
Other facilities/activities: Tennis courts, Junior Olympic size pool, fitness center with group classes. Day-care center.
What makes it stand out? Commitment to member service.
More information: www.thesagamoreclub.com
Broodmoor Country Club
2155 Kessler Blvd West Drive, Indianapolis
Golf: Historic Donald Ross-designed 18-hole course, preserved to maintain integrity of Ross’ original design. Chipping area and putting green. Private and group instruction. Pro shop.
Amenities: Casual and formal dining options.
Other facilities/activities: Six lighted tennis courts; tennis program is designed for all levels of players, including clinics, USTA teams for both women and men and cardio tennis. Three pools; swim lessons and day camps offered. Small fitness center and outdoor basketball court. Social events throughout the year.
Membership: Golf and Young Executive Golf memberships. Sports, Dining Only and Corporate Memberships are also available.
More information: www.broadmoorcc.com
1301 West 38th St.
Housing: Northwest of Downtown Indianapolis, Historic Golden Hill lies just south of Woodstock Club and offers lovely estate homes. See homes for sale in Golden Hill >>
Golf: Tom Bendelow-designed nine-hole bent grass course lined with mature trees.
Membership: For membership inquires, call (317) 926-3348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amenities: Formal and casual dining options.
Other facilities/activities: Men’s, women’s and couples’ golfing events; active junior golf program. Ten clay tennis courts, two aluminum paddle tennis courts, two pickle ball courts. Baby pool, diving tank and six-lane Olympic-sized swimming pool. Youth swim club. Social events throughout the year.
What makes it stand out? Counts among its membership two U.S. vice presidents, multiple mayors of Indianapolis, U.S. senators, and noted authors and artists.
More information: www.woodstockclub.com
Prestwick Country Club
5197 Fairway Drive, Avon
Housing: The Parks at Prestwick subdivision offers everything from $1 millon-plus custom homes to executive townhomes. Learn more about Prestwick and see current homes for sale >>
Golf: 18 holes set on 240 acres. Four sets of tees that can make the course play anywhere from 5,800 to 7,000 yards. Pro shop and lessons.
Memberships: Regular, intermediate, junior, student, social, corporate and out-of-state memberships available.
Amenities: Banquet facilities and meeting rooms.
Other facilities/activities: PGA Junior League, Men’s Club.
More information: www.prestwickcountryclub.net
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