Indigo Sports: Golf For Everyone Part II, Making The Game Affordable & Accessible
INDIGO SPORTS, part of the Troon family of brands, is on a mission to exemplify inclusion and diversity in golf. The company aims to have the game reach anyone and everyone who wants to play, with a goal of affordability and accessibility. Last issue we looked at several legacy Indigo Sports courses that embody the concept of Golf For Everyone. Here are eight more that are perfect in spring and summer weather
GEORGE W. DUNNE NATIONAL GOLF COURSE
Oak Forest, Ill.
A premier 18-hole course that offers Bentgrass fairways and greens. Whether you play from the tips or are a beginner you’ll enjoy the challenging terrain. Eight lakes, which come into play on 11 holes, tree-lined fairways and an abundance of wildlife help make your golf experience memorable.
GIANTS RIDGE GOLF & SKI RESORT
Giants Ridge offers pristine golf in the serene and picturesque forests of northern Minnesota. Year after year ranked at or near the top of national golf publication lists of best courses, The Quarry is the No. 1 public course in the state according to Golfweek and consistently in the top 20 public courses in the country.
JACK FROST NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Set amidst the Pocono Mountains with magniﬁcent vistas and elevation changes, Jack Frost plays over 7,200 yards and more than 200 acres. Scenic terrain offers striking vistas and views. The course is located on the crest of Jack Frost Mountain that encompasses an elevation of 2,000 feet and a natural oak forest highlights the movement of each golf hole.
THE PRESERVE AT EISENHOWER
The Preserve at Eisenhower blends a unique bunkerless design by Andrew Green with a thriving environmental preserve. A recent tee-to-green renovation of the course was done in tandem with a stream restoration by the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration with the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
ORCHARD VALLEY GOLF COURSE
One of Chicagoland’s top ﬁve courses, Orchard Valley is an 18-hole, 6,800-yard, par-72 championship-level layout located just outside Chicago. Featuring four sets of tees, this beautiful course offers the appropriate challenge to all skill levels. Orchard Valley has been distinguished by Golf Digest as a 4.5-star facility.
SEVEN OAKS GOLF CLUB AT COLCATE UNIVERSITY
Sited on the Colgate University campus, Seven Oaks features mature trees, extensive tee areas and expansive greens, typical of its designer, Robert Trent Jones Sr. Then at the beginnniing of his career, Jones was retained in 1934 to begin designing the course, but due to the Great Depression and WWII, the ﬁrst nine holes didn’t open until 1958. The second nine opened in 1965.
PURGATORY GOLF CLUB
At Purgatory you don’t have to be a low-handicap golfer to enjoy a round, but you do have to love a challenge. Stretched out over 218 acres, this links-style course has something for all skill levels, and provides a glorious golf experience that will keep you coming back.
WINTONBURY HILLS GOLF COURSE
Just 15 minutes from Hartford, Wintonbury is a beautifully conditioned course in a peaceful setting. The course was Pete Dye’s ﬁrst design in New England. The 6,711-yard, par-70 layout has a combination of open links-style and traditional tree-lined holes to provide golfers a challenging and enjoyable round of golf.