With a beautiful public course in our area, a favorite pastime of many locals is playing at Christmas Lake Golf Course.
Now, I’m no pro or anything, but I have managed to hit the ball off of the tee a few times when I’ve visited the driving range. That’s a huge improvement considering I’m usually left starring off into the green, waiting for the ball to masterfully plummet from the sky, only to find it never left the tee.
I have a lot of friends who are avid players and they have a pretty vast knowledge of the sport. They know fascinating things like that the first golf balls were made of wood back in the fourteenth century or that America’s first 18-hole course was built on a sheep farm. Pretty cool stuff!
What makes Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus, Indiana, interesting?
Here are four fun facts about this prime golf course:
- Christmas Lake Golf Course was designed in 1967 by renowned golf course architect, Edmund Ault.
- Indiana Business Magazine once ranked it as the 7th most challenging golf courses in Indiana.
- A unique scramble called “The Nightmare before Christmas” is played during the Christmas season, even with chilly temps and snow on the ground!
- This desired vacation pick has been listed as one the nation’s 75 best public golf courses by Golf Digest.