Indianwood (Old)

When you get a glimpse of the clubhouse you think you are walking into a fifteenth century castle in Scotland. This theme continues throughout the golf course. The 1st tee box doesn’t give you a feel for the property, but starts off with a short and straight par five to get you started. The 2nd hole you understand the movement of the property and get a sense of what the property will be like moving forward. Holes 3-5 showcase greens that have severe movement which is unique to that corner of the property. Holes 6-8 are a great grouping of par fours, in which you play back and forth with great land movement. The 9th is a par four, that some view as the hole was forced into the routing, while others view it as a great quirky finish to the front nine. The 10th feels out of place with a pond in the landing area that wasn’t originally there and some consider this hole the weakest on the course. The par four 11th, is the coolest tee shot on the course with options off the tee, and an approach shot with an interesting green. Heading over to the long par four 12th, is the toughest drive on the golf course with bunkers on the right and hazard on the left. The short but cool par four 14th, has a risk/reward drive and a very interesting green complex. The 15th is the only par five on the back with a unbelievable tee shot and an awesome approach (best hole on the course). The next hole requires several plays in order to feel comfortable with a line off the tee to this severe dog leg right. The Approach shot is not as interesting as the tee shot on 16. Hole 17 is long par three with the strongest green on the course, with the option to play it off a huge slope. A stunning finish awaits you, starting out with a strong tee shot and even stronger approach. The last iron of the day is hit into a stadium green next to the clubhouse. This green is the largest on the course with ski moguls buried all over it. The movement on the is green is unmatched. Indianwood’s layout and movement is what every architect would love to start with. It has elevation change along with good micromovement on nearly every hole. If they would invest back into the golf course this has the making to enter the top 10 in the state in my opinion. I would like to see it play firmer and faster as it is set up to be a links style course.