Crooked Stick Golf Club is located in Carmel, Indiana, just 20-minutes north of neighboring Indianapolis. It is a championship caliber, 18-hole, Scottish links-style golf course that is as beautiful as it is challenging and unpredictable. From the club’s signature Hadley Bridge to the vast expanses of towering trees and meticulously manicured grass, Crooked Stick is a course that will challenge players of all skill levels. It is also a great place to live for anyone who has a passion for golf. Homes in the Crooked Stick area are no doubt among the most sought-after real estate in the Carmel area.
Crooked Stick Golf Club Seen from Front Elevation
Crooked Stick Golf Club Homes
You’ll find homes constructed in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, as well as post millennial and newer. Homes located right off the golf course have a history of selling for several hundred thousand dollars, even in excess of a million. Of course, the market is dynamic and changing, and so are prices. There are still many affordably priced homes near the course.
Homes in this area tend to be very well-built custom designs. Materials like brick, stone and concrete are common. These homes also tend to be somewhat larger in size relative to the norm in Central Indiana, with many being quite spacious in fact. Owning a home at or near the Crooked Stick Golf Club is a rare privilege for anyone with a passion for golf, who appreciates life at its best in Carmel Indiana. Living in Crooked Stick Homes means blurring the line between where you live and where you play. For homeowners at Crooked Stick, it is a dream-come-true.
Home overlooks Crooked Stick Golf Course
Home located off Crooked Stick Golf Course
A pleasant residential area located just off the Crooked Stick Golf Course
A Little Club History…
From humble beginnings in 1964 as an Indiana cornfield to Golf Inc.’s second place winner in the private club category of the Clubhouse competition, the Crooked Stick Golf Club has come a long way. It took around 3 full years for those original cornfields to be pushed, shaped and landscaped into wide fairways fair landing areas and a very challenging back 9, but with the financial support of 60 passionate Indianapolis golfers, along with several engineers and a host of laborers, Pete Dye saw his vision become a reality. This was his very first course ever, but it was a masterpiece. The design, though partly American-inspired, also incorporated elements that, up to this point, were unfamiliar to American golfers, such as blind spots, mounds, sand and grass pot bunkers, strip bunkers and railroad ties. This synergism of American and Scottish inspiration made Crooked Stick a challenging and unpredictable course, one that would require the use of the use of practically every club the golfer had in his or her bag.
Clock Lamp At Crooked Stick Golf Course
About the Course
The Crooked Stick Golf Course is a limited membership golf club, where membership is by invitation only. Or, as P.A. Ward Thomas put it, “A haven far removed from the urgency or conflict, where golfers can enjoy the quieter pleasures of their game in seclusion and peace. Crowds have no place here, and waiting between shots must be almost unknown, for the membership is limited.”
Fairway at Crooked Stick Golf Course
Lake Fairway at Crooked Stick Golf Course
The beauty, and challenge, of the Crooked Stick Golf Course is that no two holes are laid out in the same direction. This means that wind direction is constantly changing from one hole to the next, requiring constant adjustment along the full 6,620 yards of golf that comprise the length of the course from the longest tees. This is a par-72 course where short holes are followed by long holes, and shots calling for a left-to-right path are followed by shots right-to-left flight. In the words of Pete and Alice Dye, the course would put a golfer’s “poise, courage and intelligence,” to the test, not to mention the player’s skill. As of 2012, the Club had hosted some very memorable championships, including 2 USGA Championships, a PGA Championship, a U.S. Women’s Open, the Solheim Cup, the 107th USGA Women’s Open, the 2009 U.S. Senior Open and the BMW Championship. The course has a slope rating of 130 on Bent grass.
About the Clubhouse
On July 5, 2004 the old clubhouse was demolished and on June, 2005 a new 22,700 square-foot clubhouse was finished at a final cost of $3,800,000. Staying true to the original directive that the new clubhouse “should feel like it has always been there,” steps were taken to spare existing trees, and also to ensure that club members in the dining areas and the upstairs men’s and ladies’ lounges had a clear view to the 18th hole. The clubhouse is equipped with a full-service kitchen to service the men’s and ladies’ lounges, Dye Room, lounge and the dining areas.
Crooked Stick Golf Club as Seen from Front Elevation