News From Terre Haute, Indiana

On & Off the Course

October 11, 2008

On and Off the Course: Fall a great time on the course

TERRE HAUTE — If I could have fall weather year-round, I would take it. I love the crisp air, the blue skies, and the bright sunshine. Ever since my childhood I have associated a beautiful fall day with Turkey Run State Park, one of my favorite places to go, especially in the fall. This is Covered Bridge Festival week so many other people are seeing the beauty of the fall in the trees, rivers and bridges in Parke County too!

Not everyone is content with shopping, flea markets and visiting bridges, though. Some of us still need to get a little exercise, hopefully while hitting a little white ball around a golf course! Parke County has just the thing for us, too. There are three courses in Parke County that are worth a visit. If you must see a covered bridge, one of them even has that!

Turkey Run Golf Course is located six miles east of Turkey Run State Park on State Road 47. It is an 18-hole course with four sets of tees, with the longest tees measuring 6,567 yards. The slope is 120 and the rating is 71.1. The course layout presents multiple challenges, with rolling terrain, undulating greens and water hazards. Mature hardwoods and maples cover the landscape, which make for a picturesque adventure at this time of year, regardless of how your game is going on that day!

Turkey Run Golf Course is offering special fall rates. On a weekday with a cart, it is only $10 for nine holes or $16 for 18 holes. On weekends, those rates are $14 and $20. However, the course offers additional incentives on weekdays: Mondays and Thursdays, it is only $14 to ride for 18 holes for all golfers, or $20 to play all day. On Tuesdays, those rates are applicable for students or teachers. On Wednesdays, $14 will get you 18 holes if you’re 55 or older ($20 all day). Wednesday, there is a senior scramble that starts at 9 a.m. If you’re interested in playing in that, call the pro shop and they will fit you into a group. Fridays are special days because Friday is Hero Day. That’s the day the course honors police, firefighters and military with special rates of $14 for 18 holes. For tee times, call (765) 435-2048, or visit their Web site at www.turkeyrungolf.com for more information.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
On & Off the Course
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced.
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity