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. We’ve got the fore-1-1 on what this means for golf in the Circle City.
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.
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.