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Golf Course Feature: River Glen

River Glen Country Club Nestled nearly directly across from Prairie View Golf Club on the east banks of the White River in Fishers, Indiana, “at some point, you’ll have to stop admiring the scenery and hit the ball.” Designed in 1990 by course architect Gary Kern, River Glen does a phenomenal job…

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Golf Course Feature: Purgatory

Purgatory Golf Club Those looking to golf at the award-winning Purgatory Golf Course should be ready for a challenge. Nationally recognized as a top-100 public course in America, Purgatory, designed by golf course architect Ron Kern is an 18-hole links-style course stretched out over 218 acres just…

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Golf Course Feature: Prairie View

Prairie View Golf Club Regarded as the area’s most awarded golf course, Prairie View Golf Club sits nestled along the west shore of the White River in Carmel, Indiana. As the only course in the state designed by famous course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., Prairie View blends perfectly into its…

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What's Up, Doc? One Man's Impact on Local Golf Scene

For John “Doc” O’Neal, Chief Operations Officer of Cohoat and O’Neal Golf Management, golf is more than a game of balls and sticks. His Carmel-based firm performs an array of administrative, consultant and management responsibilities for seven golf properties. Included in his quiver of golf facilities is Prairie View Golf Club and Wood Wind Golf Club. On the business side of the game, Doc and his partners at Cohoat and O’Neal have improved the golf culture around Hamilton County…

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Art on Par: Christine Merchent of Purgatory Golf Club

“One of the great gifts of photography is that you see things differently. The world’s lines become more apparent.” -Christine Merchent Locally, Christine Merchent’s photography has been exhibited at Conner Prairie, Indiana Landmarks in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Nickel Plate Arts and Indiana University’s Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway. Additionally, she published two golf photography books; Purgatory Golf Club Coffee Table Book and More Heaven than Hell . Christine was the 2017 Artist of the Year for Nickel Plate Arts and has earned numerous awards and merits from Indianapolis Professional Photographer’s Guild. In less than ten years, Christine Merchent has compiled an impressive resume…

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Trailblazing the Pete Dye Golf Trail

While Pete and Alice Dye’s journey into golf course design and building began at El Dorado Country Club, the Dyes combined efforts transformed golf courses around the world. Currently, their resumes include 145 new courses and 24 redesigns. Alice was always Pete’s partner and collaborator, so he ensured she was co-credited with every  golf hole. With Alice’s passing in February, the golf world lamented. Indiana’s Pete Dye Golf Trail is an appropriate tribute to Alice and Pete, a couple who first made their mark as accomplished amateur players, and later as the framers of modern golf architecture and design. Each of the area’s Pete Dye Trail courses utilize three distinct terrains—an iconic motor speedway, a former military base, and a flat land prairie parcel.     …

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The Ultimate Game Night at Topgolf Fishers

The popular sports entertainment complex Topgolf opened its first Indiana location in Fishers in 2017. Featuring fun golf games for all skill levels, upscale food and drinks and more, Topgolf Fishers is a popular spot for birthday parties, corporate events and nights out with friends. Read below to see how it works and play your ultimate game night…

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