Pete Dye and Donald Ross Courses at French Lick Resort Ranked Top Two Courses in Indiana



French Lick, IN - The award winning Pete Dye course at French Lick Resort in Southern Indiana once again has been selected the No. 1 course in the state of Indiana in Golfweek’s 2011 “Best You Can Play, State-by-State” rankings. In addition, the resorts historic Donald Ross course moved up one spot and is now ranked No. 2 on the state list.


This latest accolade ranking both resort courses as the top two in the state, together with a number of national awards the Dye course has received since it opened in 2009, further solidify it as one of America’s greatest golf destinations and the best golf in the State of Indiana.


Golfweek's course evaluators submit ballots grading courses all over the country on a 10-point scale to determine the country’s finest golf courses. Raters take into account factors such as routing of the course, feature shaping, greens, variety and memorable holes, conditioning, maintenance, and landscape management.


The Pete Dye course is regarded as one of the most breathtaking and exciting 18 holes of golf in the country. The course was carefully carved on a dramatic hilltop offering a variety of elevation changes, rugged and dramatic terrain, narrow fairways and challenging bunkers. There are spectacular views from every hole, some that stretch for over 40 miles. In 2010, the resort hosted the PGA of America’s Professional National Championship.


Complimenting the award winning Pete Dye course, is the recently restored Donald Ross course, a parkland gem meandering up and down the rolling hills a few miles from the main resort. The wonderful routing of the holes take full advantage of the many elevation points for the classic Ross greens which slope dramatically from back to front. It is one of only two public Ross courses in the state of Indiana and played host to the 1924 PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen.


French Lick is the only resort in the world that combines the classic history of Donald Ross and the modern day design of the legendary Pete Dye. This combination is a spectacular opportunity for golfers to experience two of the best designers who ever shaped beautiful landscapes into golf courses.


Golfers can now experience these two top-rated courses in the state of Indiana at some affordable spring rates starting at just $199.00. For more information or to book one of the early season spring golf packages, please visit or call our reservation specialists at (888) 936-9360.