Crooked Stick Golf Club

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Crooked Stick Golf Club

Architect: Pete Dye
Year: 1964

1964 Burning Tree Lane
Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 844-9938

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

PGA Championship - 1991


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The Itinerant Golfer

Crooked Stick Golf Club

The final round of my Indianapolis trip was at Crooked Stick Golf Club which is pretty well known for two things . . . 1.) being the place that introduced the world of golf to Pete Dye and 2.) being the place where the mighty “Long” John Daly first rose to prominence. Crooked Stick is one of Dye’s earliest designs and is considered the project that really put him on the map as a golf course architect. As for John Daly, Crooked Stick is where he burst onto the scene in 1991 when he won the PGA Championship after getting into the tournament as the ninth alternate when Nick Price dropped out. I think it’s pretty safe to say that golf as we know it today wouldn’t be the same without both of these characters. Crooked Stick was founded in 1964 by Pete Dye along with the help of 60 Indianapolis areas golfers. Fresh off a 1963 field research trip to study the great golf courses of the U.K. Pete Dye created a corporation to purchase a cornfield that he intended to transform into a golf course that would combine the styles of his favorite golf course architects. The unique name for the club comes from a gnarled stick resembling a golf club that Pete found during a stroll through the back nine during the construction phase. In the end, Crooked Stick Golf Club was chosen over The Golf Club of Indianapolis which had been the proposed name for the… More >