Indian Pines Golf Course
The lake at Indian Pines Golf Course
|Location||Auburn / Opelika, at 900 Country Club Lane
|Owned by||Cities of Auburn and Opelika, Alabama|
|Operated by||Indian Pines Recreational Authority|
|Designed by||Eddie Loos|
Indian Pines Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course located in Auburn and adjacent Opelika, Alabama, USA. In 2005, the course was cited by Golf Digest in their rating of Auburn as the "best golf city in America". It is a par 71 course with summer bermuda grass and a bentgrass/ryegrass mix in the winter. Indian Pines was originally constructed in 1946 as the Saugahatchee County Club, a nine-hole course, with the first tournament being held on July 4, 1947. The back nine holes, designed by Eddie Loos, were built in 1951. In 1976, the course was sold to the cities of Auburn and Opelika, which have operated it as a municipal course since. The course was redesigned in 1999. After fire destroyed the old clubhouse, a new clubhouse was constructed in 2006. Indian Pines hosts the Indian Pines Invitational, an amateur tournament drawing 200 participants and sponsored by Miller Lite. Indian Pines is the home course of the Auburn High School Tigers golf team.
- Mike Stachura, "Best in America (and don't forget football)", Golf Digest, August 2005.
- G. W. Hargreaves, "A Brief History of Saugahatchee Country Club", 1969.
- Matt Dischinger, "City loans funds for new clubhouse", Auburn Plainsman September 20, 2006.
- Mike Szvetitz, "Indian Pines Invitational back, better", Opelika-Auburn News, July 25, 2006.
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