Turkey Creek Golf Course & Banquet on the Green
Produced by MAP Video Productions
6400 Harrison Street - Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Turkey Creek Pro Shop 219-980-5170
Turkey Creek Clubhouse 219-887-3550
Directions to Turkey Creek
Exit I-65 west at 61st Avenue to Harrison Street, then travel south for 1/4 mile to the golf course.
|Turkey Creek Golf Course Fees 2013|
|Twilight (after 4 p.m.)||$12|
|Twilight (after 4 p.m.)||$14|
Welcome to Turkey Creek
When Turkey Creek Golf Course was added to the Lake County Park system in 1977, there was lots of work to be done. The old pro shop was razed and a new maintenance building constructed. The park department cleaned up the area through landscaping and instituting an extensive turf care program. TC was dedicated as a Lake County Park on June 23, 1978.
Over the years the park department has worked to make Turkey Creek the best possible public golfing experience while increasing revenues through the provision of banquet and concession facilities, increased rounds, and exposure of the sport to new audiences.
Banquet on the Green overlooking Turkey Creek Golf Course is a popular hall for wedding dinners and other celebrations. Seating up to 250 people, it features a dance floor and adjoining full service bar.
If it were up to Chris Cioroianu, general manager and grounds superintendent of Turkey Creek Golf Course since 1989, he'd tell people to "Try Turkey Creek again, for the first time, and see what you've been missing." A new irrigation system and two large ponds were added to the course in 2003. The fill from digging the ponds was used to raise the number17 fairway and create new tees. Cioroianu says the new irrigation system allows the course to be watered "wall to wall" so to speak. "The old system was a single row that watered from the middle of the fairway. This new double row system permits us to water the entire course, including the rough."
"We're also excited about having added a set of forward tees. The forward tees are popular with the growing senior citizen population, women, and junior golfers. This new set of tees allows play from either the traditional white ones, the yellow ones, or the new red ones. Lest you think that tee placement is arbitrary, consider that water, in the form on the creek not the irrigation system, comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes when you play from the white tees. Playing from the forward ones takes water out of play on six of these holes. "It's still a challenging course, but it permits people who don't drive as far to play a different strategy," says Cioroianu
Cioroianu describes the course as an oasis in the middle of the neighborhood. He believes that if people haven't golfed at Turkey Creek for a few years, they really don't know how much the course has been improved, and he isn't the only one that gives it high marks. The 6,100 yard course has been voted the best golf course in the Post Tribune Neighbors Choice. It has also been named one of Golf Digests "Best Places to Play".
Dust off those clubs and give Turkey Creek a try – Again, for the first time.
Other Great Features of Turkey Creek
- Banquet facilities (seating up to 250)
- Full service bar
- Barrier free toilet
- Club house
- Golf pro shop
- Food concessions and halfway house on the course
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30