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The Pfau Course At Indiana University

Bloomington, IN Public

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42 Reviews

Overview

College golf courses can be the most challenging of assignments for architects because of the need to accommodate the broad range of abilities that play the course day to day. On one hand the design needs to be enjoyable for students, faculty and local play, and on the other it has to have the mettle to test the skills of the best amateurs in the country. At Indiana, Smyers, a nationally competitive amateur player himself, has thought deeply about the topic. He challenges talented players, including the Hoosiers’ golf teams, with length, subtly angled drives, compressed landing areas bordered by light rough and contouring slopes around the edges of greens. But the course is also broad where handicap players drive the ball, the greens are open in front and the bunkers are shallow. Native grass roughs and groves of hardwoods add an idyllic touch.

About

Holes 18
Length 6813
Slope 132
Price $95
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2022
Designer Jim Soutar/ (R) Steve Smyers

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked 83rd, 2021-'22.

Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2021-'22.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

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100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.12
Character
6.73
Challenge
7.55
Layout Variety
7.0
Fun
6.61
Aesthetics
6.77
Conditioning
6.72