Coyote Crossing: Hale-Irwin designed Championship Golf Course Offering Visage GPS System

SONY DSCKnown for it’s beautiful landscape, Coyote Crossing is an 18 hole, Hale-Irwin designed Championship Golf Course. Shane Weist is the General Manager at Coyote Crossing. Wanting to gain more knowledge on this beautiful complex, we asked Shane to take some time out his day to answer a few questions for us about his beloved property. Please check out his answers bolded in black.

Provide Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property?

Coyote Crossing was designed to incorporate all the natural terrain of this Northwest Indiana site. Located on 175 acres within easy access from Interstate 65 and the greater Lafayette area, the course is enhanced with lakes and Burnett’s Creek, which meanders through the property. The scenic beauty of the area becomes an integral part of the Hale Irwin Design course.

A public golf course, Coyote Crossing has appeal for all golfers. With five sets of tees on every hole, the course will offer a challenge for players of all caliber. Irwin describes the terrain as “near perfect, with views of open meadows to mature wooded areas”. Yardage of the par 72 layout is 6839 yards from the exhibition markers to 4881 yards from the forward tees.

SONY DSCIf Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?

Coyote Crossing offers a different golf experience than any other facility in the area.  It is very scenic and offers fun to golfers of all ages and skill level.  Each hole produces a new challenge and beautiful scenery!

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?

The great benefit to playing Coyote Crossing is we are the only course in the are a with a state of the art Visage GPS System.  This shows you the layout of the hole and gives you your yardages to the green.  Most of the hazards are right before your eyes.  The key to playing this course well is not always length, but accuracy.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?

Coyote Crossing has received numerous awards over the years. A few of our more notable ones include:

  • 4 ½ Stars Golf Digests “Places to Play”
  • Indiana’s 2005 “Course of the Year”
  • National Golf Course Owners Association
  • #1 in Indiana and #7 Nationally as “The Best New Affordable Public Course”
  • 2001 Golf Digests “Best New Courses”
  • Golf Advisor’s “#9 Best Value in America”
  • Lafayette Journal and Courier 6 Time “Tippecanoe County Best Golf Course”

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?

Hole #8.  It is a beautiful 179 yard par 3 that is designed after “Amen Corner” at Augusta.  It is an elevated tee down to a green surrounded on two sides by water.  Just a very peaceful setting!

Must Have Dish or Drink at your snack shop?

We have been known to serve the best Cheeseburgers and Bloody Mary’s in Tippecanoe County.  We have people that frequent our course just to partake in these fabulous offerings!

SONY DSCWho Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?

The course record in competition from the black tees is Travis Smith (66) Terre Haute South High School

We are proud to say that Coyote Crossing is one of our favorite courses in Tippecanoe County. Next time you are in our area, whether it is for leisure or business, stop by to see the scenic environment and play on the course that has something to offer for all skill levels. It is the perfect place to play the next time you are in Boilermaker Country!

Visit to book your very own package today!

Congrats to our Hole in One Golf Adventure Contest 2015 Winner!

We have the winner of our Hole in One Golf Adventure Contest 2015 worth over $400! Congratulations to Wenwei from Duluth, Georgia. She shares, “Oh my, I can’t believe I really won. I also need to thank Pete Dye to win this contest! 🙂 We are very thrilled of this contest. With our first born child going to Purdue this year ( I will accompany him to move in next Monday), we are trying to find all the info for this area. We are really honored to win this prize. We were just discussed over the weekend what will my Purdue Freshman do during the Thanksgiving break with so short of break. Now with the prize, we will be really happy to plan our trip, drive all the way to visit him.”

She answered this question correctly and was picked at random: The question was:

QUESTION: What famous golf course designer is currently redesigning the Ackerman Hills Golf Course?

Wenwei answered Pete Dye which is correct!

Thanks to all who participated in this latest contest! Stay tuned for our next big contest/package we will be hosting this fall!

It’s Spring! Rejoice with a Game of Golf!

Golfing at Purdue!

Golfing at Purdue!

Today is SPRING!! Spring in Indiana means the snow is gone, the sun is out and golf season is here. Anyone feel like shouting halleluiah? We do! Let’s rejoice by grabbing our golf clubs and taking a swing at life by heading to one of our 162 holes of golf.

My husband, Marc, shares the best thing about spring is getting out on the course with his buddies for a friendly yet competitive game of golf. He said the local courses in Lafayette-West Lafayette are challenging yet diverse as they allow for beginners through advanced golfers. He would rate himself as an intermediate golfer and is happy playing at all of the courses. Many of the courses have a wide range of amenities from GPS systems in golf carts, PGA instruction, pro shops, driving ranges and banquet facilities.

Coyote Crossing

Coyote Crossing

With spring in the air, you may already have plans for other outdoor adventure this weekend, but one suggestion so you don’t miss out on all of our wonderful golf this year is to book a “Stay and Play” golf package for this upcoming summer and fall. Three easy steps and you have booked a fun, golf getaway.  First, golfers choose the courses where they want to golf. Battle Ground Golf Club, Coyote Crossing, Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club and the Kampen Course are all participating golf courses that offer great rates for booking a “stay and play” package.  The second step is picking the hotel that fits the individual or group’s needs.  Golfers can choose from the following hotels: Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn & Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn City Centre, Homewood Suites, and Purdue Union Club Hotel. The last and final step is calling the hotel of choice and making the reservation.  They will assist in booking tee times for all participants.

Just remember the three step rule; pick your course, pick your hotel, call the hotel to book!  We like to keep things simple and easy in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, to make your visit memorable and fun.

Get out and golf!! It’s a fun sport that is great for all ages. For more information about all of our golf courses, check out our website at