We understand there are a lot of opinions on COVID-19. Please know, we respect your opinion and don’t want to change it. If you’ve spent much time at MGC over the past year, you’ve probably noticed that our family doesn’t see eye to eye on everything! However, we do agree on one thing. We care about the health and safety of our golfers and our staff.
The only thing we require is that everyone entering the Club House wears a mask and maintains social distance. All other safety precautions are on us! You can be confident our team will continue to follow the recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health and the CDC when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing.
The past year has been difficult for everyone. Many of our golfers and our staff have faced hardship, and some have experienced loss. Our hearts are broken for you. You and your families will remain in our prayers.
Thank you in advance for masking up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel if we persist.
If you haven’t been to MGC this year, you’re in for a shock. The beautiful pine trees that welcomed you to the club as well as the driving range are gone to make way for I-69. It looks like a crime scene.
Besides letting you know the driving range is closed, there is a temporary entrance to the course to accommodate construction. It’s simple to find once you know where it is!
There is no longer access from State Road 37. The temporary entrance is on Morgan Street (known by some as Old State Road 37). We’ve put together directions to make it as easy as possible!
Since our entrance is adjacent to the parking lot of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, one of the easiest ways to find us is to put the following address in your GPS:
3496 E. Morgan Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
If you are traveling from the north, however, some of the mapping software (i.e. Google Maps) will detour you at State Road 37 and 144. Don’t! State Road 37 is open to MGC and will remain open all year. Simply continue down State Road 37 like always. You’ll pass the old entrance. State Road 37 is closed at Morgan Street. Simply turn right and then take your first right. To be safe, we recommend adding 10 minutes to your travel time.
The road becomes one lane each direction at 144 but is open to Morgan Street. INDOT doesn’t want you to know that because they’re trying to minimize traffic. Great for them; not so helpful for MGC or the restaurants and businesses in downtown Martinsville!
There is another GPS issue to be aware of if you travel from the south or connect to Morgan Street from State Road 252 or State Road 44. A number of golfers have been reported that Google Maps had them turn left on Country Club Road. Again, don’t! A new stop sign was installed at Country Club Road and Morgan Street. Continue straight at the stop sign and take your next left (that isn’t someone’s driveway). You’ll recognize the turn when you see the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
There continue to be rumors about the future of the golf course. Here are the updated facts:
- Our family did not sell the golf course, and we are open for business. Please tell your friends!
- We still have not reached an agreement with the State of Indiana over the purchase price of our property. We continue to work with our 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.
- At this time, we do not have a plan to replace the driving range. As you will see, the State did not leave us enough land to even have a small hitting area in front of the Club House. What little land is left will most likely be needed for parking on busy days.
- Some of our golfers have asked if we could put a range in the open area between holes 7 and 8. While there might be enough space, it isn’t very convenient and would be difficult to manage.
Don’t believe anything you hear unless it comes directly from Sam. He remains in the driver seat when it comes to our future.
For the latest information on how I-69 construction might affect your travel plans, we encourage you to check the helpful links below.