West Baden Springs in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Golfing at the hotel was used as a form of relaxation for the guests. It provided a calm and peaceful environment for getting away from the troubles of everyday life. Luckily for the guests at West Baden Springs Hotel, they had two golf courses from which to choose. The hotel was equipped with a "Hill" Course and a "Valley" Course both designed by Thomas Bendelow.
The "Hill" Course was located directly west of the hotel. In the early 1900s, a forest which was a wilderness of trees, vines, and shrubbery gave way to beautiful fairways and manicured greens. The course followed the rolling hills of southern Indiana.
The "Valley" Course was located east of the hotel. The first tee was located right off the veranda of the hotel. Eight of the holes were located on the hotel side of French Lick Creek, a branch that splits off the nearby Lost River. The other eight holes were on the north side of the stream and traveled in a westerly direction.
Erected by French Lick Resort Historical Walking Tour. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 38° 34.015′ N, 86° 36.963′ W. Marker is in West Baden Springs, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker is on West Baden Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Broadway Street (Indiana Route 56), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8538 West Baden Avenue, West Baden Springs IN 47469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brick Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); Archway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company (about 400 feet away); West Baden Depot (about 500 feet away); The Eighth Wonder of the World Revived (about 500 feet away); Traveling in Style: The Monon Connection (about 500 feet away); Apollo: Spring No. 3 (about 600 feet away); Sunken Garden (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Baden Springs.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. West Baden Springs Hotel
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.