Maple Creek Golf and Country Club on the northeast side of Indianapolis acts as the first chapter in the story of Pete Dye’s illustrious career. Originally opened as Heather Hills in 1961, this 18-hole layout has the distinct honor of being Pete’s first. Created in partnership with his wife, Alice, Maple Creek features small tees and greens, narrow fairways lined with mature trees and natural long grass areas. Multiple bunkers compliment a creek that winds its way through the front nine, challenging players of all skill levels.
Step back 50 years and see how the game’s greatest architect got his start. When your round is done take the short drive to downtown Indianapolis. Take in big-city excitement while staying at top hotel brands. Enjoy a selection of over 200 restaurants and nightlife options, major sporting events, and top attractions.
Just west of Maple Creek Golf Course is the recently renovated Marriott East, featuring onsite dining options and a wine bar. A variety of hotel and lodging are also available with a 10-minute drive to downtown Indianapolis.
Go behind the scenes of the Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium, try your hand at 24 collegiate sports at the NCAA Hall of Champions, zip around the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or attend a game at one of the many first-rate stadiums Indy is proud of. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Pacers and Fever, has been named the finest arena in the country. Victory Field, where the Pittsburg Pirates affiliate Indianapolis Indians play, has been named the best minor league ballpark in the country. Professional soccer’s Indy Eleven have an avid fan base, and hockey’s Indy Fuel take the ice at a historic coliseum.
Between Pete Dye’s first 18-hole design and downtown Indy’s offerings is the historic village of Irvington, with quaint appeal and the main thoroughfare lined with local places to dine, drink and shop. Sip local craft brews at Black Acre and dive into a delicious pizza at Jockamo before picking up an Indy souvenir from a local artisan at one of the specialty shops.