Golfers, start your engines!
Fans from all around the world travel to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and… to golf? That’s right.
Brickyard Crossing combines the engine muscle of the nation’s most famous auto-racing track and the finesse of a golf course – bringing two different kinds of driving to mind. It is a challenging golf course of undulating fairways, blind approach shots on some holes and tough greens that should help make Indianapolis a destination for avid golfers or any golfer looking for something a little out of the ordinary.
Many golfers no doubt come to the Brickyard Crossing golf course to play the four holes situated inside the famed speedway. Those four holes are an unusual treat with great views of the racetrack. While you are on these holes inside the track I suggest you resist the urge to chip a few golf balls onto the racetrack. I’m not sure what the repercussions would be but I am pretty sure there is a few stroke penalty at least.
The golf course was originally built in 1929 and consisted of 27 holes, nine of which were crowded together inside the track. After its redesign in the early 1990’s, only four holes were left inside the track. The course has been listed on several Top 100 lists, is one of only a few venues in the country to host PGA, LPGA and Champions tour events.. It generally receives rave reviews from golfers who see the inside-the-track holes as a surprising element on an otherwise fine course.
The combination of golf course and speedway has definitely landed the Brickyard on Real Golf Talk’s bucket list.