- Layout: 8
- Conditions: 8
- Staff: 6
- Value: 6
— Not counted in TCS™, but just as important (imo):
- Pace of Play: Moderate to Fast
I had high expectations before arriving at Prairie View Golf Club given its ranking in the state of Indiana and that it is the only Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course in the state. l think it is a nice course, but does it live up to the hype? Yes, and no.
The course does make use of the surrounding prairie, towering sycamores and the White River, but I wanted a bit more. The first few holes are pretty much up and back, up and back. In fact the holes right around the central natural wetland area are somewhat formulaic, but when the holes breakaway from this center area the design really shines. The holes along the river are quite memorable! There is also a very picturesque stream that Mr. Trent Jones Jr. makes superb use of.
I’d play it again, but they really think a lot of their course and it can be quite expensive. For this asking price I’d expected a bit more. However, if you can get on for less than $50 seriously consider it. If you can get on for less than $40, go play!
On 11 November 2013 I drug Doug down to Prairie view after finding a GolfNow TWILIGHT rate of $19.50 that had a tee time of 10:18AM.
Here is my scorecard for my round: LINK