On the whole, I think the Indiana’s collection of courses is quite underrated on the national perspective.
The bulk of Indiana’s quality golf is centered around its capital. Indianapolis may have the best collection of public golf courses for a major city of anywhere in the country. Not only is there quantity, but the quality is high as well. One on the outskirts of town I think is the best public course in the Tri-State area.
The private clubs in Indianapolis are quite good as well. Most famous would be Pete Dye’s Crooked Stick Golf Club; a fairly important course in the modern era of golf course architecture. Broadmoor is a solid Ross design. Wolf Run is unapologetically a ball buster.
Outside of Indy, there are pockets of really good golf across the state. South Bend is home to the only Coore & Crenshaw track in the Tri-State with Notre Dame’s Warren Course. Another university course at Purdue is a solid Dye design. His associate, Tim Liddy, has designed some seriously good golf courses at Sultan’s Run and Rock Hollow. Finally, the French Lick Resort can boast both a Ross and a Dye.
Most of what I’ve played is in the Indianapolis area.
These courses I still need to play.