(CARMEL, Ind.) - While the rest of central Indiana braces for another round of snow and cold

temperatures, Hamilton County is readying for golf season with the 2011 Stay and Play Golf

Program. Sixteen hotels in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield will offer Stay and Play

Package rates this year.


With one call to a selected hotel, visitors to Hamilton County can book a minimum of two rounds

of golf at one of eight golf courses, a hotel room, golf cart, breakfast and more. Participating

golf courses include:

  • Bear Slide Golf Club, Cicero, Ind., ranked as one of America's top 75 affordable golf courses by Golf Digest
  • Brickyard Crossing, Indianapolis, one of the most unique settings for a golf course, with holes both inside and outside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Plum Creek Golf Club, Carmel, Ind., a Pete Dye designed course
  • Prairie View Golf Club, Carmel, Ind., the area's most awarded course is also one of the most challenging, with 90 bunkers, tall grasses and several lakes
  • Purgatory Golf Club, Noblesville, Ind., the longest par-72 course east of the Mississippi River, offering six tees at every hole
  • River Glen Country Club, Fishers, Ind., known for its scenic appeal
  • The Fort Golf Resort, Indianapolis, a Pete Dye designed course
  • Wood Wind Golf Club, Westfield, Ind., home to several Indiana Golf Association (IGA) and United States Golf Association (USGA) qualifiers and championships


Regular rates begin at $179 and include a minimum two rounds of golf, accommodations, breakfast,

confirmed tee times, golf cart, merchandise discount and a welcome gift upon hotel check-in.

Package rates require advance registration and are good from May through September 2011. All

participating hotels also offer Super Saver rates, beginning at $129, during off-peak season.


The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes tourism growth through strategic

marketing, hospitality and community development initiatives. It has welcome centers in Carmel,

Fishers, and Noblesville.