Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest is a classic American destination – French Lick Resort. Home to two AAA Four-Diamond nationally historic hotels, three challenging golf courses, two rejuvenating spas, impressive meeting venues and French Lick Casino (rated No. 4 Best Casino outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo Travel, 2016), the resort has something for everyone to enjoy. Experience the ultimate in golf at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick, ranked No. 1 in Indiana on GolfWeek’s “Best You Can Play” list for the eighth year in a row. Likewise, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick has been No. 2 on GolfWeek’s “Best You Can Play” state ratings every year since 2011. Voted Best Hotel in Indiana by Travel & Leisure Magazine, French Lick Resort is family- friendly, business-competent and perfect for a planned or impromptu getaway. Come experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm – close to home. (We’re an easy drive from Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.)
Resort Facilities & Information: Escape from the everyday to a luxury hotel built more than a century ago. Once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the focal point of West Baden Springs Hotel is the awe-inspiring atrium that spans 200 feet. Mixing elegant ambiance with modern amenities, West Baden Springs Hotel creates unforgettable romantic getaways, weddings, corporate events and other special occasions. Just a mile down the road, French Lick Springs Hotel is an ideal destination for celebrations or relaxing getaways, featuring everything from bowling to shopping to swimming to fine dining. French Lick Springs Hotel: 443 guest rooms and suites; West Baden Springs Hotel: 243 luxury guest rooms and suites.
Golf Facilities: The Pete Dye Course, par 72, 8102 yards, Pete Dye. The Donald Ross Course, par 72, 7030 yards, Donald Ross. The Valley Links Course, 9 holes, Tom Bendelow. Director of Golf Operations: Dave Harner, PGA.
Rankings and Awards: National Course of the Year winner, National Golf Course Owners Association, 2017 (The Pete Dye Course); No. 48, Top 100 Best Resort Courses, GolfWeek, 2014 (The Donald Ross Course); Best Historic Hotel, Historic Hotels of America, 2017 (West Baden Springs Hotel); No. 1, Best Hotels in Indiana, US News & World Report, 2013-2014, 2016-2018 (West Baden Springs Hotel).
Area Attractions: Wilstem Ranch; Patoka Lake; Spring Mill State Park; Marengo Cave.
Getting There: Louisville; 70 miles, 90 minutes. Evansville; 94 miles, 2 hours. Indianapolis; 108 miles, 2.5 hours. Cincinnati; 163 miles, 3 hours.