The Trophy Club: An Indiana Golf Course With a Full Trophy Case

The Trophy Club is certainly a fitting title for one of the most decorated Indiana golf courses. Nestled in the small town of Lebanon, Indiana, located north of Indianapolis, The Trophy Club has racked up a number of awards over the years, including a 4 1/2 star ranking, and award for the #1 Public Course in Indiana in 2007-2008, and it was ranked as the fourth best new course in the United States in 1999, all from Golf Digest magazine. It’s certainly a surprising find in a town as small as Lebanon, just another sign that championship quality golf courses are dotted all around the Hoosier State. The Trophy Club is close enough to the Circle City that you can drive there in a matter of hours; if you’re an avid golfer it makes a great destination for a day trip from Indianapolis.

Video flyover tour of The Trophy Club, an Indiana golf course in Lebanon, Indiana


Encompassing 247 acres of quiet Indiana countryside, The Trophy Club is bisected by Prairie Creek and sports a wide-open, links based design that meets all USGA standards. There’s a lot of variety to the holes at The Trophy Club. Some holes sport vicious dog legs that require a keen slice to maneuver through, others are straight shots that demand a powerful opening drive, and still more play like a strategic chess game against the landscape, with each shot’s placement requiring surgical precision. There are few water hazards besides Prairie Creek on the course, but the three that there are are large and intimidating. The Trophy Club is no walk through a Lebanon park.

Despite the cunning design of the championship level course, The Trophy Club is playable to all skill levels, maybe even Indianapolis children. The Lebanon attraction sports four different tees, ranging from the expert black tees (3760 yards) to the beginner’s green tees (2511 yards). Not only that, but The Trophy Club can also provide lessons for aspiring Indianapolis sports professionals at a pretty reasonable rate. $50 will get you a one hour lesson with professional instructor B.G. Winings and a state of the art computer analysis of your swing and technique. You’ll be mastering those black tees in no time.

Video of a golfer nailing an opening drive at The Trophy Club, an Indiana golf course in Lebanon, Indiana


After a taxing game of golf out on the course, you should definitely stop in at The Trophy Club‘s clubhouse. Inside the large white farmhouse is a Lebanon restaurant, Hogan’s Bar & Grill, a large pavilion room, and The Trophy Club pro shop. The pro shop will help you get outfitted for your next excursion out on the course. It’s fully stocked with all the latest clubs, gloves, accessories, bags, and clothing from many top brands, including Ping, Titleist, and more. The staff at The Trophy Club’s pro shop can help you find the right equipment for your skill level, body type, and play style.

Like many championship caliber Indiana golf courses, The Trophy Club is available for outings and events. Tournaments held at The Trophy Club are sure to be a success, whether your Indianapolis business is made up of golf pros or weekend warriors. Guests have access to the entire clubhouse, and The Trophy Club helps with prize money, beverage carts, scoring, and other small details. Members of your outing are free to use all the facilities at The Trophy Club, even the driving range, so outings here can make for some extremely fun Indianapolis events.

Hidden in the small town of Lebanon, The Trophy Club might fly under the radar of most Indiana golf fans. That doesn’t mean that this golf course isn’t worth your time; it’s been recognized by national media as one of the most well designed courses in the Midwest. It’s 18 hole, championship level course can provide hours of challenge, fun, and extremely rewarding golf. Simply being out on the links and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the course is worth the price of admission. Add to that a comfortable, relaxed clubhouse at a friendly, knowledgeable staff and you have an Indiana golf course that has earned every award in its trophy case.

The Trophy Club

3887 N U.S. Highway 52
Lebanon, IN 46052


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