Carmel resident, Pete Dye, is a living legend in golf design. Having designed golf courses on five continents, Dye is an influential architect throughout the entire world. In 2008, Dye became only the fifth architect to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Indiana has more Pete Dye courses than any other place. To honor this golf visionary and celebrate the legacy of courses he created for the state, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development has established the Pete Dye Golf Trail. It features seven Pete Dye Indiana courses, including one he designed for his home town of Carmel - Plum Creek Golf Club.
Not only is Hamilton County, Indiana home to Plum Creek, it also can boast about its other championship level courses, including Bear Slide, Prairie View, Purgatory, River Glen and Wood Wind.  Our unique courses make Hamilton County a golf lover's dream. For example, Bear Slide in Cicero, Indiana, mixes a Scottish-links-style on the front nine with a traditional back nine. If you like a long course, you can play at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana - the longest championship-18 course east of the Mississippi, and also the most challenging according to some golf enthusiasts.
In celebration of the opening of the Pete Dye Trail, we want to give you a chance to win a round of golf along the trail.
In the comments section below, tell us about the Hamilton County golf course you would like to play and why, and you will be entered to win a free round of golf on us! Submit your comment by Wednesday, August 3 to be eligible.
If you don't have a favorite course yet and want to give some of these great courses a try, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a variety of golf packages to fit your playing style and budget. Come Stay and Play!
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