I don't love some of Pete Dye's stuff just because I prefer the shaping of holes to be a little more mellow. Golf, however, is the most prominent attraction. Built as a private home in by Thomas Taggart, former mayor of Indianapolis, who purchased the French Lick Springs Hotel in , the recently renovated dwelling features four king guestrooms, with separate living and dining rooms. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. Bulle Rock in Maryland. That doesn't mean to say there are no good holes. That was my main concern.
Golfing the Pete Dye Course at French Lick
The green is large and relatively flat, but is slightly elevated from its surrounds, leaving a tricky recovery from depressed collection areas. Spent our anniversary at West Baden- the hotel was beautiful but I was taken aback by the lack of professionalism and tact on the part of the staff. Players opting to layup should play to the higher, left section of fairway, leaving a third between yards. The Pete Dye Mansion was built in as a private residence. Senior Women's Amateur U.
The Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick | Visit Indiana Golf
The history, restoration and beautiful insights will enhance your visit tenfold. Yes, the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort is very difficult and expensive to play, but after playing it three times, I'm starting to realize just how good this golf course is. Pete gets right down to business at the par-4 first hole, a sweeping right-to-left dogleg that drops more than 80 feet from tee to fairway. It asks players to commit to an angle and bite off what they can chew on their second shots. While the course can be stretched to 8, yards, the championship tees are rarely used. A solid drive leaves an approach between yards.
Old West Baden National Bank building. French Lick Springs Hotel. At the top opening of the bunkers there is no magma, but there are sand traps. Case in point -- Pete Dye. Bunkers are strategically placed trust me, I know.