Places to Play Golf in Terre Haute, Indiana

by Alex Barski
Terre Haute is in west-central Illinois on the Wabash River.

Terre Haute is in west-central Illinois on the Wabash River.

Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Located in west-central Indiana near the border with Illinois, Terre Haute's gentle and rolling hills provide both a great backdrop and landscape for golfers to hit the links. Dubbed the original "Crossroads of America," according to the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, the area boasts a number of public and private courses that also contain amenities for the non-golfer and children alike.

Fore Seasons Golf Complex

Fore Seasons Golf Complex (foreseasonsgolfcomplex.com) is a public course about two miles from downtown Terre Haute. It features an 18 hole course, more than 2,600 yards with a par of 57. The course also features memberships at various levels and prices for those who want to play often. In addition, they also have a junior golf program. The course is open 7 days a week and features a driving range and miniature golf, an indoor golf simulator, billiards and an arcade for the kids and kids at heart. They also have party packages available to for birthday parties, wedding showers, company parties and any other type of function. In 2007, the range was ranked second best in the nation.

The Idle Creek Golf Course

The Idle Creek Golf Course (idlecreek.com) is a public 18 hole course more than 6,000 yards long with a 71 par. The course offers a number of pricing plans including single season passes, family passes and passes for both juniors and seniors. Corporations can also buy a golf package as well. The course also hosts leagues and outings for groups; please contact them for pricing. For those interested in living on the course, as of 2011 the owners are building both houses and condominiums in several phases around the property.

The Country Club of Terre Haute

The Country Club of Terre Haute (ccth.org) features an 18-hole, par 71 golf course designed by William Diddle, a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. The course also features a PGA certified staff, driving range, lessons, putting green and a golf shop featuring the latest fashions. In addition, the course features a clubhouse that serves lunch and dinner 6 days a week; members can also use it for banquet facilities for parties, wedding showers, weddings and all types of celebrations. Since the club is only open to members, several pricing plans are available to people wanting to purchase a plan, including a full golf plan, social plan and dining plan. The course also features tennis courts and a swimming pool.

The Landing at Fort Harrison

The Landing at Fort Harrison (thelandingatfortharrison.com) features the Riverbend Golf Course, a Par 4 18-hole course with more than 6,600 yards of playable area. Rather than just a game of golf, the place calls itself the complete "golf experience" where people play along the banks of the Wabash River. The course also features a pool, bowling alley, spa and banquet facilities to host weddings, conferences and meetings. The resort gets its name from William Henry Harrison who served in the War of 1812 and later served as president. The course is built on Fort Harrison in this historic part of the community.

About the Author

Alex Barski began writing professionally in 2006. He is a former television news reporter now working in news management and has written for regional magazines and business journals in Pennsylvania. Barski has also served as a college professor, teaching courses in mass media and writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and English from King's College.

Photo Credits

  • Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images