Indiana University unveils new Pfau course by Steve Smyers

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    Indiana University Athletics

    The Pfau course, a new layout at Indiana University designed by Steve Smyers, has opened for play

  • Pfau
    Indiana University Athletics

    Smyers says the course takes advantage of the topography

  • Pfau
    Indiana University Athletics

    “I was given almost total freedom to create whatever I thought best for the property and project,” says Smyers

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

The Pfau course, a new layout at Indiana University designed by Steve Smyers, has opened for play.

 

“From a golf architect’s perspective, I was very fortunate,” said Smyers. “I was given almost total autonomy to create whatever I thought best for the property and project.

 

The goal of the project was to design a world class golf course that energises and enhances the university’s identity. Smyers was given almost total autonomy to create what he thought would be best for the property, project, and the university. 

 

“The course was routed to take advantage of the topography and diverse landscape settings.”

 

The par-71 layout will be playable from 4,563 to 7,833 yards.

 

Read more: GCA profiled the new Pfau routing in the October 2019 issue of the magazine.

 

“The course is planned with multiple landing areas on each hole so that the golf holes can be set up with greatly varying length from one day to the next,” said Smyers. “This will require not only high-level execution but proper planning before each hole is played.”

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