In some ways I liked it more than Whistling Straits, even though my score on both were a good shots higher than my hcp. Stop for a bite to eat at the mansion on the outdoor patio and watch all the action on the first five holes from this lofty perch. The course actually reminds me of Castle Stuart in that regard, so many green sites have infinity backdrops or incredible vantage points. This course was an absolute beauty. Ask mmarc about West Baden Springs Hotel. The valet staff, concierge and front desk crew were informative and eager to assist.
Suite of the Week: The Pete Dye Mansion at French Lick Resort
If you go with the stay and play package, choose the West Baden hotel. II of IV The 7th hole is a majestic par 5 that flows along the ridge and up the hill with spectacular views of the Hoosier National Forest. The Hoosier-born genius certainly deserves a lofty place in this state and this game for many years to come. Its breathtaking to see the surrounding areas from atop this course. And despite a few swing gags Dye's always had my number off the tee I was able to finish my round pretty strong - enough to leave with a few good memories of my game and not just good photos.
Dye pinches it down will bunkers up the right side and a steep hill on the left. One of the most scenic courses you will ever play. Course played amazing and the views were absolutely breathtaking. Plenty of elevation change that will require some creativity and shot making.
Afterwards, we went to the casino, and we liked the atmosphere better than the hotel. It's also a course where you can remember every hole, every shot, and did I mention how stunning it is? The building itself is quite remarkable, but the rooms are overpriced. What a wondrous stay! World-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye, often called the "Greatest Modern Day Architect," sketched his early vision for a special sort of golf course in French Lick on a napkin at a local restaurant. It is a links course, so hazards are innumerable bunkers, narrow fairways, thick rough and areas of wild fescue and yarrow.