Located thirteen miles south of Indianapolis, this course was the first designed by golf course architects Paul and Alice Dye. El Dorado Country Club, as it was originally known, opened in 1961 as a nine-hole course. In the 1970s the country club expanded south to include an additional nine holes designed by golf course architect Ron Kern. The name of the country club was changed to Royal Oak in 1987, and to Dye’s Walk Country Club in 2007.
This irregularly shaped 180-acre course is laid out on gently rolling terrain interspersed with asymmetrical sand traps and groupings of deciduous trees. The course weaves through a suburban residential community called Eldorado Estates, which divides the older and newer sections of the course. A circuitous cart-path network traverses the community to connect the two sections. The holes designed by the Dyes follow a west-flowing stream that empties into a curvilinear pond, lined with wooden bulkheads, with an adjacent gazebo. A set of similar ponds connected by a channel dots the southern portion. The clubhouse, which replaced two earlier iterations, stands near the course’s east entrance and overlooks a driving range. The course is well-wooded, with a belt of trees separating the residential plots from the links. Bordered on the west by an active railroad line, the course is surrounded by an expanse of residential development.