Denise Mathews, Realtor, is a Northwest Indiana born, raised, and lifelong resident and multiple business owner. Join her in exploring The Region thru the Northwest Indiana Living website & social media sites.

When it comes to enjoying a nice summer day in some of the prettiest places around The Region, there’s no better way to do so than by getting some play in at the best golf courses in Lake County Indiana. Ranked 4th in the state for golf courses per square mile, there are plenty of courses to choose from!

Why You Should Play Lake County Golf Courses

Wide Variety of Courses

The golf courses in Lake County Indiana offer variety for whatever type of course you prefer. From the classic feel of Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course to the resort feel of White Hawk Country Club, there’s something for nearly every golfer.

Natural Beauty

The golf courses in NW Indiana are some of the most scenic places in the entire state. From the rolling hills of Centennial Park to the lakefront views at Lost Marsh, you will find some of the prettiest places in The Region in our golf courses.

Affordable Fees

All of the public golf courses in Lake County Indiana are affordable, with some being a downright bargain!  Most of the best courses in the area don’t charge more than $50 for 18 holes.

Great for Beginners and Intermediates

If you’re new to golf or you’re an intermediate looking for a new place to play, NWI has plenty of great courses to choose from. All skill levels will find a variety of places to be able to play together, including driving ranges and practice greens.

Golf Courses in Lake County Indiana North of Rt 30

Lost Marsh Golf Course

901 E 129th St., Hammond, IN 46320

Phone (219) 932-4046

Those who love golfing in Northwest Indiana want to check out Lost Marsh Golf Course. Located in Hammond near Whiting, this 18-hole course was built in 2003, and beautifully reclaimed from the Bairstow Slag Mountain dumping grounds. Designed to incorporate Lake George as a major water feature, including distinctive and challenging island greens, this course is absolutely stunning. The Chicago skyline is the backdrop for the courses rolling hills, bridges, nature and wetlands.

This course is a par-72.  If you’re ready for a challenging golf course with one of the most magnificent first holes in NW Indiana, Lost Marsh is the golf course for you!  The amenities also include an additional 9 hole par-3 course, driving range, and Clubhouse with restaurant and bar. Hammond residents also enjoy a nice discount, as do all seniors 55+.

Scherwood Golf

600 E Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375

Phone (219) 865-2554

If you’re looking for golf courses in Lake County Indiana with a lot of options and a little bit of history mixed in with the pretty, Scherwood Golf in Schererville is an excellent choice. This 27-hole golf course started life as an 18-hole course for the private Sherwood Club in the 1960s.

The semi-private club has now settled into two courses: an 18 hole, par 71, regulation course and 9 hole, par 30, executive course. Memberships, public play, and many leagues make this a very popular NWI golf course.

With flat fairways, water features, and elevated greens, the two different courses offer a variety of skill level play. Scherwood Golf has been updated with a new practice area including a sand trap area, 2 putting greens, and lighted grass driving range. More amenities include locker rooms and Pro shop, as well as the Clubhouse with a weekly Friday Fish Fry. This course also allows a new sport: Footgolf, played with a soccer ball!

Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course

8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, IN 46322

Phone (219) 838-9809

When you’re looking for courses in NW Indiana that are conveniently located, you’ll want to check out Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course. This 18-hole, par 72 course is located inside Wicker Memorial Park in located in Highland. This course is a classic look at a municipal golf course. It’s flat, it’s friendly, it doesn’t break the bank, and it’s got a great course layout to test all skill levels.

Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course fairway view from the green

This flat course is perfect for those who prefer to walk. Wicker Park Golf Course has a Pro Shop and Clubhouse with food and drink, driving range and practice green.  Add the Wicker Memorial Park amenities to make this one of the best golf courses in Lake County Indiana for the whole golf-playing family.

Centennial Park Golf Course

1005 S Centennial Dr., Munster, IN 46321

Phone (219) 836-6931

If you like competitive golf courses Centennial Park Golf Course is a must-play. This 9-hole, 36 par course is in Munster at Centennial Park. Don’t let only 9 holes fool you though. This course isn’t easy.  I play 18 holes here, and I hate to say it, but it’s very satisfying to play this course twice and have another go-round at it. The driving range and large practice green make it a nice place to hone your skills.

This newer NWI golf course, built in 2009, uses the marshlands and varying elevations in this beautiful, challenging course.  Multiple tee boxes make it a great course for golfers of all levels and is a great place to explore Lake County’s natural beauty.

A ProShop and Clubhouse round out Centennial Park Golf Course.

Turkey Creek Golf Course

6400 Harrison St., Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone (219) 980-5170

The Turkey Creek Golf Course in Merrillville is a great choice if you’re looking for a satisfying golfing experience when playing with mixed skill levels. This 6100 yard course is part of the Lake County Park system and offers very affordable green fees.  Pro shop, clubhouse with bar, and food concessions on the course finish off this 18 hole public golf course.

River Pointe Country Club

6700 Country Club Road Hobart, IN 46342

Phone (219) 942-2747

The River Pointe Country Club in Hobart Indiana used to be the private Gary Works Supervisors Club but was renamed and opened to the public in 2010. It hosts three 9-hole courses to mix and match, including easy walkability, plus great rates.

With a driving range, golf shop, leagues, and a clubhouse with bar and grill, this is one of the most affordable, variety-filled golf courses in Lake County Indiana.

Homes For Sale on Golf Courses In Lake County Indiana

Lake County Indiana Golf Courses South of Rt 30

Palmira Golf and Country Club

12111 W 109th Ave., St John, IN

Phone (219) 365-4331

If you’re looking for a truly beautiful golfing experience, then a trip to the Palmira Golf and Country Club in Saint John is a must. This is a 18 hole, 71 par, 6889 yard beautiful, updated  course. The course is certified as a Bird Friendly course, so you can enjoy a round of golf while also helping to protect the natural habitats of local birds.

The Palmira Golf Club is a good choice for beginners, but it is also challenging enough with water and sand hazards to appeal to experienced golfers. Amenities include a driving range, pitching and chipping area, and practice green. 

the 18th hole at Palmira Golf Course in St John is absolutely stunning overlooking a pond

White Hawk Country Club

1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone (219) 661-1300


White Hawk is very popular and ranked in the top ten Lake County Indiana golf courses, providing an always challenging experience. This 600-acre course located in Crown Point actually features four 9-hole courses for 36 total holes that wind through wooded areas and over wetlands, including 7 lakes. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing drink or lunch/dinner at the River Rock Restaurant, including live entertainment! This beautiful country club is also available for banquets, corporate events and weddings.

Oak Knoll Golf Club

11200 Whitcomb St., Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone (219) 663-3349


oak knoll golf club logo is a tree graphic

The Oak Knoll Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Lake County Indiana, built in 1925. It offers great, low rates including low “all you can play” after 3 pm rates! The wide fairways allows relaxed play for all skill levels on this 18-hole, 5700 yard, par 70 course.

Cedar Creek Family Golf Center

10483 W 109th Ave., Cedar Lake, IN 46303

Phone (219) 365-2902

If you are looking for a friendly place to enjoy golfing with the entire family, Cedar Creek Golf Center in Cedar Lake is the perfect place! It’s a short 1742 yard, 9-hole easy course is part of the Lake County Parks system and perfect to practice your irons or for instruction. The lighted driving range and the mini-golf make it easy for the whole family to enjoy the golf courses in Lake County Indiana.

Are You Sold On Lake County Indiana Golf ?

The Lake County Indiana golf courses are all top notch, and offer a variety of options for golfers of every skill level. These are 10 public golf courses spread across the county, and they range from executive-style to championship-level. The best thing about these golf courses is that each one has its own unique personality, so you can expect to find something that suits your tastes perfectly.

Not only that, but all of the facilities are in great shape, and each has a dedicated team working hard to keep them in top condition. This means that you’re guaranteed to have a great time while you’re out on the course, and it also means that your experience will be safe and comfortable. So if you’re looking for a fun day on the green, look no further than Lake County Indiana!

Please leave your comments about your favorite golf courses in Lake County Indiana below!