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⛳ The fore-1-1 on Indiana Golf
Rendering of new Indiana Golf headquarters
A study found that golf enhances Indiana’s tourism industry, generating $152.9 million in spending. | Rendering courtesy of Hamilton Exhibits
Hoosier golfers, this news is for you.

Today, Indiana Golf — the governing body for the sport in Indiana — announced a $6.5 million campaign to build a new headquarter facility and grow programming in the state.

The Fort Golf Resort at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park in Indianapolis will be the new home of The Pete and Alice Dye Indiana Golf Center.

It will offer a centralized location for the Indiana Golf staff to reach courses, events, and programming throughout the state. The redesign has even been named one of 2023 Golfweek’s “Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Indiana” and is a part of the Pete Dye Golf Trail.

Rendering of the exterior of new Indiana Golf headquarters

Indiana Golf serves as the headquarters for five nonprofit golf organizations in the state.


Rendering courtesy of Hamilton Exhibits

The new golf center will be 13,000 sqft + include administrative space for the Indiana Golf staff, which manages the Indiana PGA, Indiana Golf Association, Indiana Women’s Golf Association, Indiana Golf Course Superintendents Association, Indiana Golf Foundation, and First Tee-Indiana.

It will also include:
  • The Indiana Golf Hall of Fame
  • A new indoor golf academy
  • A short game practice facility
“Golf contributes more than $2 billion to our state’s economy annually, supports charitable organizations, and promotes youth development and quality of life,” said Mike David, Executive Director of Indiana Golf. “We look forward to expanding the sport’s impact through our new facility.”

The initial phase of the campaign raised $4.3 million to date, with the goal to raise all $6.5 million by Summer 2024. It’s expected to break ground in Spring 2024 with a grand opening anticipated the following spring.

In the meantime, want to know where you can get some tee time around Indy? We’ve got a guide to golf courses around the city.

Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Hoosier Latino Celebration | Tuesday, Sept. 19-Saturday, Sept. 30 | Times vary | Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis | Museum admission | Celebrate Latino history and culture in Indiana and the Midwest through the first annual Hoosier Latino Celebration.
  • Walter Lobyn Hamilton: “What I Have You Have” | Tuesday, Sept. 19-Friday, April 19 | Times vary | Newfields, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | $0-$20 | Explore this visual memoir of interconnectivity through time, experience, family, locality + memory created by locally based, internationally acclaimed vinyl record artist Walter Lobyn Hamilton.*
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Trivia Night with Nerdy Talk Trivia | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Daniel’s Vineyard, 9061 N. 700 W., McCordsville, Indianapolis | Free | Play a game of free trivia with $5 glasses of wine and half price pizza every Wednesday.
  • Yelp’s Hot and New Around Indy 2023 | Wednesday, Sept. 20-Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 7:15 p.m. | Indianapolis | Free | As part of this event series, this week until Sept. 23, Yelp is highlighting local coffee shop Illumine Coffee to invite Elites to give it a try.
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Girls’ Night Out Indy | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 12-7:30 p.m. | Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel | Free | Join for a fun-filled evening of sampling and shopping — learn about the latest in skin care, health, beauty, and fashion.
Friday, Sept. 22
  • Circle City Classic Cabaret Soul Jam | Friday, Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis | $55-$121 | Four amazing groups on one night — The Manhattans, The Dramatics, Heatwave, and Blue Magic bring their signature sounds to the Clowes Memorial Hall stage.
Saturday, Sept. 23
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News Notes
  • An Israeli pharmaceutical + nuclear medicine manufacturer is building its first US operations in Westfield — where it will invest $20 million and create 50 new jobs. Isotopia USA announced it will build the facility to produce a radioactive medical isotope used for targeted cancer treatment. It plans to start delivering product by the end of 2024. (IBJ)
  • The 500 Festival is now accepting applications for one of the many traditions around the Indy 500 — the Princess Program, which celebrates Indiana college-age women who demonstrate leadership skills, community involvement, service to others, and embody the Hoosier spirit. The deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2024. (WISH)
  • Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson is in protocol after leaving Sunday’s 31-20 win over the Texans with a concussion. Richardson gave the Colts an early lead + rushed for two touchdowns before leaving the game and being replaced by Gardner Minshew. It’s unclear if we’ll see him in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. (WTHR)
  • The top 25 chefs and eateries have been named in Indianapolis Monthly’s annual Best Restaurants list — and you have the opportunity to sample small plates and drinks from some of them on Monday, Sept. 25 at The Stutz. Get tickets.
Try this
  • This weekend, you can hop aboard the historic Nickel Plate Express and hitch a ride to the Atlanta New Earth Festival. The train will depart Hobbs Station in Noblesville at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for a scenic one-hour ride for the 50th anniversary of the vendor market. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (WRTV)
Real estate
  • This Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can tour some Broad Ripple homes for an opportunity to see the neighborhood’s diversity and character. You can visit the homes, learn interesting facts, meet the owners, and take away decorating and renovation ideas. Get tickets.
Government to stay at City-County Building
Exterior of City County building
The Indianapolis City Market is right across the street from the City-County Building. | Photo by INDYtoday team
With redevelopment plans in the works surrounding the City-County Building, which has sat nearly half empty since last year when the courts moved to the new Community Justice Campus, it’s raised the question of what would happen to the government building.

Mayor Hogsett’s administration announced it has decided against redeveloping the City-County Building, and will instead work to consolidate government agencies like the Department of Public Works and the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services all under one roof.

Over the years, city officials explored the idea of converting the building into apartments or other uses — which may still become a reality at some point in the future — but for now, they have committed to keeping Indianapolis government in the 28-story structure.

The city estimates the first phase of the consolidation plan will cost $2 million + by the end of 2024, the building will be more than 90% occupied.
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I’ll be honest, there are several restaurants on the 25 Best Restaurants list that I haven’t tried yet — but I don’t doubt that they’re delicious. The list includes Tinker Street, Bluebeard, Vida, and Root & Bone. Bodhi is also on the list — and I can confirm it’s one of the best.

The Best Restaurants event is a perfect time to try any of the restaurants that you haven’t yet. Admission include unlimited tastes of food crafted by the Circle City’s best restaurants all in one place, for one night only — plus two drink tickets.
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