8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432
Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest resides a classic American destination – French Lick Resort. Home to two AAA Four-Diamond nationally historic hotels, three challenging golf courses, two rejuvenating spas, impressive meeting venues and a Vegas-style casino, the resort exceeds expectations.
Step into chic American sophistication, which caters to the family. The French Lick KidsFest program provides plenty of organized activities for guests’ children, giving parents a chance to pursue more grown-up leisure; maybe retail therapy at The Promenade of Shoppes, a round of golf on a championship course or a historic hotel tour featuring tales of famous guests. At the end of the day, gather the crew together and enjoy a trip on the iconic trolley, maybe some fast-paced bowling at Pluto’s Alley or an adventure at one of the hiking, biking or horse trails across the resort. Do not forget to bring your four-legged companions. French Lick Resort is one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the midwest, with designated pet-friendly rooms at each hotel.
The Pete Dye Course
After contemplating several well-known designers, the resort owners decided on Pete Dye, arguably the world’s top golf architect, to design the property’s marque course. Dye walked Mt. Airie – the proposed building site – and concluded there was no way to build a golf course on the land because the slopes were too severe and the terrain too rugged.
Dye, not being one to give up easily, soon returned to the resort with a topographical map of the area and preliminary drawings on a napkin. He said he intended to “build the course whether they want me to or not.” The course officially opened in the spring of 2009 and held its first major PGA event by the summer of 2010.
Senior PGA champion Colin Montgomerie called the Pete Dye Course “one of the iconic courses” in America and one that golfers all over the world will want to play.
This championship golf course, located on one of Indiana’s highest elevation points, has narrow, immaculate fairways and rugged, intense terrain. It has gained national acclaim for its 40-mile panoramic views of the southern Indiana countryside, three man-made lakes, “volcano” bunkers and a variety of elevation changes. A robust 8,102 yards from the professional tees punctuate Dye’s signature sting from vista to vista.
Recognitions and Awards
#1 Course in Indiana – GolfWeek, 2010 – 2019 (The Pete Dye Course)
#17 America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses – Golf Digest Magazine, 2014 – 2015 (The Pete Dye Course)
#4 Best Casino Courses – GolfWeek Magazine, 2015 – 2017 (The Pete Dye Course)
Hosted the Senior LPGA Championship, 2017, 2018
Hosted the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, 2015
Hosted the LPGA Legends Tour Championship, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
AAA Four Diamond rated hotels
Best Historic Resort – USA Today, 2015
#1 Best Hotels in Indiana – US News & World Report, 2013-2014 and 2016 (West Baden Springs Hotel)
#5 Best Hotels in Indiana – US News & World Report, 2015 (French Lick Springs Hotel)
Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor, 2011-2016 (West Baden Springs Hotel)
Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor, 2011-2016 (French Lick Springs Hotel)
#9 Best U.S. Casino – USA Today’s, 2015
Designated a National Historic Landmark, 1987 (West Baden Springs Hotel)
Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, 2002 (West Baden Springs Hotel)
Designated a Historical Hotel of America, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008 (West Baden Springs Hotel)
Designated on the National Register of Historic Places (French Lick Springs Hotel & West Baden Springs Hotel)