Masks are required in the Pro Shop and Snack Bar. Thank you for helping us comply with Indiana’s mask mandate.
Martinsville Golf Club is committed to the health and safety of our customers and our staff. In addition to following all Indiana State Department of Health and CDC guidelines, we have adopted “Staying on Course Indiana”, a plan developed by the Indiana Golf Association in consultation with the State of Indiana. This comprehensive plan was developed specifically for the golf industry as a whole so not all provisions are applicable to our business. The plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
Sadly, I-69 construction has arrived at our front door. While we knew this day would come, nothing could prepare our family for the sadness we feel about losing our beautiful driving range and trees. Between now and sometime next year, the new frontage road and overpass connecting Teeters Road will leave the entrance to MGC unrecognizable. We know you’re disappointed and concerned about the future of MGC as well.
There continue to be rumors about the future of the golf course. Here are the facts:
- We have not reached agreement with the State of Indiana over the purchase price of our property. The State recently took possession of the property pursuant to eminent domain and can now begin construction. We are working with legal counsel to reach an acceptable agreement based on the significant impact I-69 has, and will continue to have, on our nearly 100 year old family business.
- Unfortunately, we don’t have adequate land to relocate the driving range. We will continue to explore alternatives because the driving range is key to both maintaining and growing our business. It’s also in Sam’s DNA to teach the game of golf, and he doesn’t have anywhere to teach going forward.
- Our family has no plans to close or sell the golf course. We are taking a wait-and-see approach. Significant construction is expected throughout the entire corridor from 2021-2024. We love our local golfers, however, the majority of our business comes from outside the community. We hope those customers continue to make the trip to Martinsville despite the inconvenience, but we honestly don’t know what to expect.
If you hear other rumors, don’t believe anything you didn’t hear directly from Sam. He’s in the driver seat when it comes to our future.
Access to MGC
INDOT is required to maintain appropriate access to our business throughout construction. Please continue to enter/exit the course as you always have until construction is further along. Eventually you will need to access the frontage road at Henderson Ford (if you’re coming from the north) or at S.R. 44 (if you’re coming from the south) and then enter the course directly from the frontage road.
The construction to the north of us has been manageable this summer. We suggest adding about 10 minutes to your travel time from I465 due to speed limit reductions along SR 37. There are no current delays for golfers traveling to MGC from the south.
For the latest information on how I-69 construction might affect your travel plans, we encourage you to check the helpful links below.