BY JERRY WRIGHT • PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE RAYMER
Indiana does not generally fit the golfer’s notion of paradise, like, say, Florida, Hawaii, or even Myrtle Beach. We are missing the temperate climates, the sandy dunes, and the ocean breezes that conjure up the golfer’s idyll. But Indiana is actually a great place to play golf, precisely because most people don’t think of it that way—within an hour and a half of Bloomington there are fabulous, upscale golf courses that are, with a few exceptions, affordable, accessible, and, best of all, uncrowded.
Editor’s Note: This story previously ran in Bloom‘s April/May 2010 issue. As of January 1, 2018, the Indiana University Golf Course was closed for construction of the new course layout and clubhouse.