Otter Creek Golf Course
Otter Creek Golf Course has been ranked among the top 25 public golf courses in the U.S. since its inception in 1964. Located in the midst of a serene countryside, Robert Trent Jones Sr. created the original 18 holes of this championship course. His design harmonizes the gently rolling hills of southern Indiana with adding his incredible knowledge of the game by utilizing the existing contours of the land to ensure that each shot is as natural as it could possibly be.
(At the request of Bobby Jones, Robert Trent Jones Sr. redesigned the 11th, the famed first hole of “Amen Corner,” and the 16th holes at Augusta National Golf Club. Despite the name similarity, the two men were not related and, in order to make this distinction clear, Robert used his middle name “Trent” after working with Bobby Jones.)
John “Spider” Miller, captain of the 2015 Walker Cup team, says “the Donald Ross Course at French Lick and Otter Creek are my two favorite courses in Indiana.”
Robert’s son, Rees Jones, was given the challenge of designing an additional 9 holes that would compliment his father’s original course. Opened in June of 1995, the result is a “Links” look that is as challenging as the original design.
Many championship tournaments have been held at this property, including: the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, AJGA tournaments, NCAA regional championships, the Independent Youth classic, and the Indiana Men’s Amateur Championship – 26 times. The course has also served as a qualification site for the U.S and Senior Open, plus the National Public Links.
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