Coyote Crossing Opens for Play

Golf course designer Hale Irwin made his mark in Lafayette, Indiana when the 18-hole Coyote Crossing Golf Course opened on June 8, 2000. Irwin, a two-time U.S. Open champion and multiple winner on the PGA and Senior PGA Tours, put down his sticks long enough to deliver this fine, affordable public course in western Indiana.

Irwin, who’s been designing golf courses since 1986, incorporated into the 175-acre track naturally rolling terrain, woodlands, creeks, meadows and two large lakes. Every hole has several tees; the back tees stretch 6,824 yards while the forward tees are 4,881 yards. The first six holes have wide fairways and play into open areas relatively free of danger, but then the trouble starts. At the seventh hole begins a series of tight, tree-lined fairways.

Although the course has opened, construction continues on the adjacent 225-lot Winding Creek residential community. Plans for a clubhouse have not been finalized but will happen in the near future. Weekday green fees are $32, with weekends $36 for 18 holes. For a tee time at Coyote Crossing, all 765/497-1061.