Golf Course Information
Test your game on the Donald Ross Course at French Lick. Originally constructed in 1917 by world-renowned architect Donald Ross, the legendary course has been home to many regional and national tournaments including the 1924 PGA Championship, won by Walter Hagen. Ross is revered for his links-type courses with deep green-side bunkers and severely undulating greens. The course has experienced an incredible $4.7 million transformation in collaboration with the Donald Ross Society.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Donald Ross & Sandy Alves
- Opened: 1920
- Head Pro: Rob Koontz, PGA
Golf Course Stats
- Tee Boxes: 5
- Back Tees: 7030 Yards
- Back Par: 70
- Back Slope: 135
- Back Rating: 74.7
From Louisville - 68 Miles - 70 Minutes: I-64 West to SR-37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow
IN-145 North to French Lick. Click here for a downloadable map!
From Indianapolis - 108 Miles - 2 1/2 Hours: SR-37 South to Paoli, to SR-56 West - 10 miles to French Lick.
From Cincinnati - 142 Miles - 3 Hours: Option A. I-71 to Carrollton - Ky SR-36 to Milton over bridge to Madison - to SR-56 West through Paoli to French Lick.
Option B. I-71 to Louisville - to I-64 West to SR-37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow IN-145 North to French Lick.
From Evansville - 90 Miles - 2 Hours: I-64 East to SR 37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow IN-145 North to French Lick.
From Chicago - 275 Miles - 5 Hours: I-90 Southeast to I-65 South, to I-465 South & West at Indianapolis. Take SR-37 South to Paoli to SR-56 West - 10 miles to French Lick.
From Cleveland - 390 Miles - 7 Hours: Option A. I-71 to Carrollton - IN, KY. SR-56 to Milton over bridge to Madison to SR-56 West through Paoli to French Lick.
Option B. I-71 South to Louisville - to I-64 West to SR-37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow IN-145 North to French Lick.
From Detroit: 397 Miles - 6 1/2 Hours: I-94 West to I-69 South near Battle Creek to I-465, South and East around Indianapolis to SR-37 South to Paoli - to SR-56 West - 10 Miles to French Lick.
From Nashville - 240 Miles - 4 1/2 Hours: I-65 North to Louisville to I-264 West to I-64 West to SR-37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow IN-145 North to French Lick.
From St. Louis - 208 Miles - 4 Hours: I-64 East to SR 37 North / IN-145 (Tell City-exit 79), Continue to follow IN-145 North to French Lick.
Green Fees and Rates
Regular Season Rates: April 1-Oct. 31
Daily Fee $125
Twilight (daily after 3pm) $75
Off-Season Rates: Nov.1-March 31
18 holes (includes cart) $75
Tee Times & Reservations
Tee times call 888-936-9360 or 812-936-9300 ext. 7215 Rates are based on 18 holes of golf. Nine hole rates unavailable. Course rates subject to change at Resort's discretion.
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yard Markers
Contact The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort at 812-936-9300 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
French Lick Resort:
French Lick Springs Hotel & West Baden Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47469
For more information visit www.frenchlick.com
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Hagen's Club House Restaurant
Located at: The Donald Ross Golf Course
Open Daily 7am-9pm
Hagen's is clubhouse dining with a panoramic view of our Donald Ross Course. The restaurant is named for legendary golfer Walter Hagen who won the 1924 PGA Championship at the course. The menu features soups and salads to steaks and seafood. Guests can also sit at the expansive bar where gangster Al Capone was believed to have carved a message. Just don't sit in the wrong seat!
Contact Hagen's directly (812) 936-5550
For more dining options at French Lick Resort visit https://www.frenchlick.com/dining
Onsite Spa Services
The Spa at French Lick/The Spa at West Baden
For more information visit www.frenchlick.com/spas
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