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Looking for a great weekend getaway that’s an easy drive and easy on the wallet? Check out the following packages that can be booked as shown, or you can customize a getaway to meet your unique needs. Feel free to contact us at with questions about the hotels, golf courses, and amenities offered. Also, visit our “Indiana Courses” section for detailed golf course information, photos and website links.

Indiana Golf At Its Best … Premier Play & Stay With 5 Courses!

Experience Indiana golf at its best with the challenge and beauty of 5 championship style golf courses, all in one place. Stay and Play Packages offer your choice of 5 distinct golf courses, including a Hale Irwin design and two stunning golf courses on the Pete Dye Golf Trail!

Start planning! Call Emily Weisenberger at (765) 447-9999 or email Emily at and she will coordinate an amazing getaway for you! With a wide array of “Stay and Play” packages, Emily will have just the package for your group! Packages can also be created for extended stays and for large groups as well. An easy drive from I-65, come and enjoy Indiana golf at its best!

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BUILD YOUR PACKAGE – Choose From These 5 Courses

Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, The Crown Jewel Of The Pete Golf Trail

“As a person who calls Indiana home, I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to build two of the finest university courses in the country at Purdue.” – Pete Dye

Birck Boilermaker logo, Purdue

The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is a 36-hole championship golf facility designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye located in West Lafayette, Indiana on the campus of Purdue University. With two distinct courses, the rolling hills of the Ackerman-Allen Course and links style layout of the Kampen Course, the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is the crown jewel of the Pete Dye Golf Trail.

Do you need a third, fourth or fifth spectacular golf course to complete your “Stay and Play” group getaway? Well, less than 7 miles up the road from Purdue University is Coyote Crossing — it’s the perfect choice to round out your trip with a third course!

Coyote Crossing Golf Club, A Hale Irwin Design

Coyote Crossing Golf Club is an award winning 18-hole, Hale Irwin designed championship golf course located in West Lafayette, Indiana just off I-65 only a few miles from Purdue University and just an hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of Chicago. With its unique landscape and layout Coyote Crossing is an exceptional and unparalleled golfing experience that golfers of all skill levels can enjoy. Beautifully manicured fairways, challenging rough, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards test the accuracy and skill of even the best golfers. Coyote Crossing is a must play!

Harrison Hills Golf Club

Harrison Hills Golf Club has 200 rolling acres of spectacular views on a 6820-yard championship golf course. Bent grass tees, fairways and greens allow everyone to experience what the pro’s play on every week. With four sets of tee markers and the removal of 75% of the high grass around the course, Harrison Hills has made the golf course enjoyable for all skill levels. Enjoy Harrison Hill’s bent grass driving range with a short game area and two putting greens. This course located in Attica Indiana just 35 minutes Southwest of Lafayette is a course unlike any other. You will find that the peaceful drive from Lafayette to Attica is well worth it. Attica Indiana welcomes you for some memorable and exciting golf!

Battle Ground Golf Club

Opened on July 4th, 1967, Battle Ground Golf Club resides on 160 acres of property neighboring Prophetstown State Park. The track, initially designed by Robert Simmons, was the home of the Lafayette Country Club for nearly 50 years. Two decades ago, the course underwent a considerable renovation under the guidance of Tim Liddy.

Battle Ground is designed to be fair for every golfer, with wide bent grass fairways offering multiple target lines. Sizable greens and large surrounds allow an array of shots to be played from close range. Thick rough and strategically placed bunkers provide protection to the course from the longer hitters. Water comes in to play on three holes only but requires the full attention of the golfer as they make their way through. The course has 5 sets of tees playing from 5100 yards in length at the front to almost 7100 at the back. The property also features a full practice facility that includes a putting green, a short game arena, and a practice tee equipped with 5 target greens. Battle Ground Golf Club is the perfect addition to your Stay and Play package!

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Mondays Can Wait! Unbeatable Golf Getaways In South Bend Minutes From Notre Dame And Its Magical Campus!

One of Indiana’s premier golf destinations is calling your name! Around South Bend you’ll find a collection of courses that will both challenge your game and keep you coming back for more. These four fantastic courses will stun you with natural beauty and offer tremendous value while providing moments that keep your group talking for years to come. With a course or two for everyone, you can pick any of these four courses you want to play and then pair it up with the lodging that works best for you!

A variety of hotel options are available through Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Call 800-519-0577 to customize and book your package or go to

Warren Golf Course At Notre Dame

Located just 90 minutes from Chicago, Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame awaits with both challenge and beauty. This one-of-a-kind Coore & Crenshaw designed course hosted the prestigious 2019 U.S. Senior Open and is at the heart of Notre Dame’s campus and community. A links-style course comfortably nestled on 250 wooded acres. Expertly preserved as a wildlife habitat, the course received the coveted Audubon International certification. Lush fescue fairways, softly rolling terrain and the golden dome in the background make the course a beauty to behold.

Affordable stay and play packages start at $140 per player. For more information or to book a package, please contact Greg Helmkamp via email at or by phone at 574-631-9383. Rates are based on double occupancy and require a minimum of 8 players. Stay and play packages are not available on home football weekends.

Blackthorn Golf Club

You don’t have to drive far to play championship golf, stay in exceptional hotels, and enjoy good times with family and friends. Come out and play top-rated Blackthorn Golf Club for the day or make it a weekend getaway and enjoy all that Notre Dame and South Bend have to offer. A Dr. Michael Hurdzan design, Blackthorn Golf Club opened to rave reviews in August of 1994. The Irish-Cottage style clubhouse sets upon a rolling naturally contoured heavily wooded 226-acre site. The par 72, 7136-yard layout with four sets of tees offers a strategic test for golfers of all abilities. Broad fairways framed by 78 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses lead to subtly contoured and swept-up-tiered bentgrass greens. The practice facility consists of two acres of bentgrass tees, realistic target greens and a short game area for putting, chipping, and bunker play.

Groups are welcome and customized packages are available. Let Blackthorn Golf Club plan your next golf getaway! Home of the annual Four Winds Invitational/LPGA Symetra Tour event. For more information, call (574) 232-4653 or email or visit

Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suite — New Ways to Play All Year Round!

Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suite is a bi-level indoor facility offering state-of-the-art golf simulators within a cozy pub-type relaxed environment. Play 18 holes of golf with your buddies and then switch the simulator screens to your favorite sports events, complete with leather chairs to relax, and a private event environment for your social or sports gathering. Book your next gathering, special event, or simply come out with friends for a round of golf, anytime of year. Enjoy great food and libations at the spacious bar, along with full-service catered events. For more information, call (574) 232-4653 or email or visit

Call (574) 232-4653 for more information or visit

Elbel Park Golf Course and Erskine Park Golf Club – A Walk With Nature!

Few courses match the scenic setting of Elbel Park which prominently features Mud Lake wetlands and incorporates vast wildlife habitat. The surroundings are beautiful and the layout challenging as it stretches to nearly 6,900 yards from the championship tees.

Erskine Park is one of the most historic golf courses in South Bend and once hosted Arnold Palmer for an exhibition. Its renovated clubhouse offers a modern touch. Long Par 3s and a stout, 600-plus Par 5 are among the highlights.

You can book your package directly with the golf courses listed above, or if you prefer someone to coordinate all of the logistics, etc., please contact Visit South Bend Mishawaka at

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New Ways To Play and Stay At French Lick Resort!

French Lick Resort, America’s top golf resort destination, includes two grand hotels, championship golf courses and more. Nowhere else can you play the courses of Pete Dye, Donald Ross, and Tom Bendelow at one resort.

Pete Dye & Donald Ross Courses French LIckHall of Fame “Dye-namic Duo” — Dye & Ross Experience

Experience the full gamut of golf – modern flair and traditional style – by playing two legendary courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architects Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Both courses have been rated in Golf Digest’s Top 100 of America’s Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked by GolfWeek as the #1 and #2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana. Enjoy a one-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of golf on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick, a day of golf at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick, unlimited use of the driving range, cart rental, bag storage and complimentary shuttle service to both courses.

French Lick Donald Ross courseDonald Ross Experience

With over 100 years of history, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick offers the chance to experience golf the way it used to be played. Experience old-school links golf on a classic Donald Ross course situated in the rolling hills of the countryside. This package includes two days of golf on The Donald Ross Course at French Lick plus overnight accommodations at either resort hotel. Carts are included for all rounds, as is complimentary shuttle service to the course.

French Lick Resort shooting rangeNew “Eagles, Birdies and Pigeons” Getaway… For Bigger Groups

Go ahead, take your best shot(s). Plan your 2018 golf getaway at French Lick Resort and book an ultimate group experience that adds even more bang beyond our championship Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses. Eagles, Birdies and Pigeons is a new package for groups of 12 or more that features rounds of golf at both courses plus an adventure at our shooting range.

For more information or to book your golf package, call 888-936-9360 or visit


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South Shore Golf Getaways – “Experience A Golf Getaway Along Chicago’s South Shore”

Play Around the South Shore! The southern tip of Lake Michigan offers more than 25 semi-private and public golf courses for you to enjoy. Call now at 866-927-LAKE or visit and build an itinerary that includes championship golf, deluxe accommodations, fine dining, nationally known live entertainment theatre, casino action and much more.

While you’re visiting the South Shore, check out some local breweries along the South Shore Brewery Trail. Find your favorite ale, stout or lager; dive into full-bodied beers, a hoppy IPA or a fruity and flavorful seasonal brew on your journey. Plan your tour with ease when you download the South Shore Brewery Trail App on Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

Find a map of more than 20 breweries here.


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