INDIANA’S I-64 CORRIDOR IS A ‘HOT-BED’ FOR HOOSIER GOLF

By Mike May

While golfers in Indiana enjoy playing many of the state’s classic golf courses such as the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis, Otter Creek in Columbus, and The Pete Dye Course in French Lick, one of the great sections of Indiana for golf is along the I-64 corridor, starting just north of Louisville and stretching west toward Evansville.

In addition to easy access on and off I-64, the geographic location of the following golf courses in southern Indiana means that golf is being played well into November and potentially in December on an unseasonably warm day in the southern part of the Hoosier State.

As you travel from east to west along I-64, the quality of public-access golf will never disappoint.

CHAMPIONS POINTE GOLF CLUB

The 18th green of Champions Pointe, with the clubhouse in the background. (Credit:  Champions Pointe GC)

The Champions Pointe Golf Club -- located just north of Louisville, Kentucky – represents one of Fuzzy Zoeller’s greatest legacies as he played a leading role in designing this 18-hole venue.  Champions Pointe (1820 Champions Club Lane, Henryville; www.fuzzygolf.com; 812-294-1800) is a championship-caliber golf destination that exudes authenticity and integrity.  It’s the real deal.

Champions Pointe opens like a lamb and closes like a lion.  One of the keys to your success at Champions Pointe is to successfully negotiate the first four holes, which feature a short par four, two long par threes and one lengthy par five.  If you can play those four holes in no worse than one over par, you should be OK for the remaining 14 holes. 

After finishing your round, visit the Champions Pointe Sports Bar, where it’s all about Fuzzy -- as his PGA Tour experiences are chronicled, documented, and showcased on the walls.

COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLUB