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Hill Course

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FRENCH LICK SPRINGS RESORT

8670 West State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN 47432...800-457-4042 or 812-936-9300

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TEE TO GREEN CONDITION 8-5-09

This is a resort course is open to the public, but you need to check their website for the paticulars. They accept Visa, MC, and American Express. Wear a shirt with a collar. They have a driving range off site. They have beer and a full bar. The have a casino and accommodations.
The Hill Course at French Lick has generous, rolling Bermuda (or rye) fairways leading to varying sizes of bent grass greens with severe undulation in some cases. Heavily grassed walls on sand bunkers are formidable. Mature trees and water exist, but are not in play often. Many elevation changes add to scenery and difficulty.
The Hill Course hosted the 1924 PGA Championship. Walter Hagen won. More recently they hosted the 2001 US Open qualifier and the 2003 US Open Senior qualifier.
18 hole, par 70, 6,625 yard course. Built in 1920. Designed by Donald Ross.
Slope 119 Rating 71.5
French Lick Springs Resort also has a second and less difficult course (Valley Links) as well as accommodations and a spa. Shuttles are provided to and from the Hill Course.
They recently opened a Pete Dye designed course as well.

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GOOD
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3"-4"
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ON COURSE COMMENTS 8-09

Nice design that has stood up for 83 years and counting. History abounds.
Anticipate many uphill shots to greens making yardages hard to get right. Very hilly. Long par threes. Some long par fours as well.
A couple of fairways were struggling a bit. Greens were a bit slow, but that might be good with all the undulation. Over all conditions were very good. Nice place. New clubhouse looks great.