Creekside Golf course

Overview

Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.

History

Creekside Golf Course is situated on pristine, rolling land acquired by the city of Valparaiso in 1992. Formerly known as the Johnson Farm, the site is located west of the city off Highway 130. Don Childs was hired as the architect for the course.

Groundbreaking at the site took place in June 1998, with Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Champions Tour Player Bob Murphy in attendance. Golf balls were launched from a temporary tee into the trees as parks officials laid out a blueprint for a 151-acre, year-round facility. The facility includes a 12-hole course with multiple sets of tee stations on each hole, a 48-tee station heated and lighted driving range, a chipping and practice putting area, an indoor teaching area, and a clubhouse with pro-shop and concession service.

Two years later, on June 6, 2000, Murphy returned to preside over Creekside’s grand opening. The nine-hole course with four sets of tee stations was named the Glen Course, while the three-hole course with five sets of tee stations was called the Meadows Course.

In November 2007, two virtual golf simulators were added to the indoor golfing experience.

Recognition

  • Golf Range Magazine
    • Golf Digest Junior Development Award
    • Top 10 New Facilities in America
    • Top 10 Nine-Hole Courses
    • Top 100 Driving Ranges
  • Home of The First Tee (TFT) of Valparaiso, one of the original TFT chapters in the U.S.
  • Hosted two national Traditions Challenges, a playing competition for junior golfers sponsored by Hook a Kid on Golf
  • National Model
    • Hook a Kid on Golf
    • Teaching and Training by U.S. Golf Association (USGA)
    • The First Tee

Amenities

Creekside Golf Course’s three-hole Meadows Course and nine-hole Glen Course provide the perfect environment to learn how to play, refine your skills, challenge your game, and enjoy a golf experience like no other. In addition to our two courses, the 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, and chipping areas are the perfect place for golfers of all ages and skill levels to practice their shots.

Creekside Leagues

League Play

Joining a league is the perfect way to spend time with friends, meet new people, and brush up on your game in a fun and healthy, yet competitive environment.

NEW AT CREEKSIDE: 9-Hole Indoor Simulator League

 

Format:

2- person team (age 12 and older)

Scramble (9 holes)

8 rounds played between January 5 – February 29

  • January 5 – 11
  • January 12 – 18
  • January 19 – 25
  • January 26 – February 1
  • February 2 – 8
  • February 9 – 15
  • February 16 – 22
  • February 23 – 29

Rules:

Lowest 6 of 8 rounds will count towards cumulative total against the field

Tees to play:

  • Pro: 12 and under handicap for 18 holes
  • Amateur: Male golfers age 18 – 60 with handicap over 12 for 18 holes
  • Ladies: All females except middle school
  • Junior: Middle school juniors (male and female) and Seniors (male) over 60

Course Settings:

  • Putting: 8 foot
  • Pin Setting: Medium
  • Green Hardness: Moderate
  • Green Speed: Medium
  • Fairway Hardness: Moderate

After completion, print score card and turn in to staff at counter

Call 219.531.7888 to reserve a tee time for simulator

Prizes:

  • 1st Place, 2nd place and 3rd place will receive prizes
  • Prize package will be determined by the amount of entered teams
  • Field payout will be in general gift certificates redeemable at Forest Park or Creekside

Course Reminders:

  • Front 9 ONLY on each course
  • Play from designated tee (reference rules above)
  • Must play all 8 courses between January 5 – February 29

Courses:

  • Week 1: Emerald Dunes
  • Week 2: Spy Glass
  • Week 3: Kapalua Bay
  • Week 4: Sea Island
  • Week 5: Pebble Beach
  • Week 6: Troon North – Monument Course
  • Week 7: Bay Hill
  • Week 8: Oakmont

Fees:

  • $24 for one-hour simulator usage (pay at the time of check-in)
  • $25 league fee per team (must pay before week 1)

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Leagues at Creekside

Nine-Hole Leagues Season Length Day of the Week Contact Person Phone Number
Women’s Five O’Clockers May – August Mondays Nancy Bender 219.531.7888
Little Experience Necessary Women’s March – October Mondays Nancy Bender 219.531.7888

Junior Leagues

Junior Challenge League

The Junior Challenge League was created to provide an opportunity to develop on-course skills in a fun, competitive environment. Our objective is to prepare junior golfers for tournament golf. We recommend that junior golfers have had some basic golf instruction.

Season-end Awards

The league will consist of a 10-week season. A player of the year will be awarded in each age group upon conclusion of the Challenge League Season. The best five finishes from the weekly competitions will determine the highest point winner and player of the year.

Team League

Juniors ages 10 and older are placed on teams and play an alternate shot format for 9 holes.

 

Playing League Options

You may join the league at any time during the season. The league will be grouped according to age and skill level. The 18 and nine–hole leagues are recommended for the experienced junior golfer, and the three and six-hole leagues for the newer junior golfer.

LPGA Girls Golf Club

The club is open to all girls ages 7-17. To become an official member of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Club, girls need to complete a formal application and pay a fee of $10. Girls will receive an official goodie bag from the LPGA. There are themed activities scheduled throughout the year (there is a nominal fee to participate in the additional activities). Applications are available at Creekside Golf Course. Girls can join anytime throughout the year, but are encouraged to do so by June 4th.

 

Contact Information

For more information about the leagues, to register to play in one or more leagues, or to get league starting dates and times, contact Creekside Golf Course by calling 219.531.7888 or by visiting at:

2355 Clifford Rd.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

 

 

Become a member

We offer a variety of memberships for our golfers. Choose a membership that is right for you.

Golf Instruction

Come improve your game with one of our golf pros. Lessons are available for all ages.

STAY CONNECTED:

Address

Forest Park Golf Course


1155 Sheffield Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46385

Creekside Golf Course

& Training Center


2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385 

Phone Number

(219) 531-7888

Email

Beth Bowker,

Manager, Business Operations

bbowker@valpo.us