Mark Twain once described golf as a "good walk spoiled." Clearly, he never spent any time in Hamilton County, Indiana. Hamilton County is a first-rate golf destination. It is also home to a number of courses on Indiana's recently completed Pete Dye Golf Trail, and a short drive from several others. All in all, a Hamilton County Stay & Play Package is a great way to sample Dye's masterful handiwork and enjoy a great, affordably priced golf experience.
Dye is a World Golf Hall of Famer who has been "frustrating" golfers with his brilliant handiwork for more than 50 years. For his part, Dye insists he is not a golf course architect, preferring to call himself a designer or builder. Some of Dye's favorite designs can be found in and around Hamilton County, including Plum Creek Country Club, The Brickyard and The Fort Golf Resort. Dye's first masterwork, Crooked Stick Golf Club, also in Hamilton County, has hosted a number of major championship events including the 2009 U.S. Senior Open, John Daly's 1991 PGA Championship and the enthusiastic 2005 Solheim Cup. Much like fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Donald Ross' relationship with Pinehurst #2, Crooked Stick is in Pete's backyard. "We still live along the 18th hole," he states proudly.
In 2012, Crooked Stick will play host to the 2012 BMW Championship. The event takes place September 3-9 and will feature the biggest names in the FedExCup, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy and the winner of this year's Masters Tournament, Bubba Watson.
All in all, visitors to Hamilton County can choose from an unparalleled lineup of eight bold and beautiful courses. We think even Mark Twain would have been impressed. It's Indiana golf at its best! Plan your golf getaway today by visiting