Members and their guests
Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel IN, a suburb of Indianapolis, is home base for Pete Dye and his wife Alice—also a fine player and designer—during the summer, and he is constantly refining the course he created here. Since opening its doors in 1964, the club has earned a reputation for superb management and for tournament play. John Daly clinched the PGA Championship here in 1991, and Crooked Stick has also hosted the US Women's Open (in 1993), the Solheim Cup (2005) and the BMW Championship (2016). For average players, some tough shots are necessary even with the proper selection of tees. The standout hole, if not the toughest, is the par 3 6th, which plays shorter than its 210-yard length owing to the wind, but is defended by multiple water hazards. So take in the picturesque covered bridge and enjoy the thrill of playing a true tournament layout.