There is no fee for admission to the 2012 Big Ten Golf Championships
The men's tournament will be contested on the award winning Pete Dye course, and the women's tourney will be held nearby on the historic Donald Ross Course. Golfweek Magazine ranked the Dye course and Ross course No. 1 and 2 respectively in the state of Indiana.
The Pete Dye course, which was named America's Best New Public Course in 2009 by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, was carefully carved on a dramatic hilltop offering a variety of elevation changes, rugged and dramatic terrain, narrow fairways and challenging bunkers. The historic Donald Ross course, which recently went through a $4.6 million restoration, is a parkland gem meandering up and down the rolling hills a few miles from the main resort.
Both courses have a history of hosting elite players and golf events. In 2010, the highly acclaimed Dye course hosted the PGA of America's Professional National Championship, won by Illinois Men's Golf Coach Mike Small. The Donald Ross course hosted the prestigious LPGA Championship in 1959 and 1960. In addition the Ross course also hosted the 1924 PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen. The Ross course will also be hosting the LPGA Legends in 2013.
108 Miles . 2 1/2 Hours
I-465 to West/I-74 West/I-37 South - IN-37 South Harding Street EXIT 4 - Merge onto IN-37 South toward Martinsville/IN-37 South to Bloomington - Enter roundabout in Paoli, to US-150/IN-56 West - Slight LEFT onto IN-56.
290 Miles . 5 Hours
I-290 West/The Eisenhower Expressway West - I-90 East/I-94 East/Dan Ryan Expressway East toward Indiana - Keep LEFT - Continue on Dan Ryan Express Lane/East I-90 Express Lane East/I-94 Express Lane East toward Garfield Boulevard - Merge onto I-90 E toward Skyway/Indiana Toll Road (portions toll) crossing into Indiana - Take IN-53/Broadway EXIT 14B - Keep RIGHT at the fork toward Broadway/IN-53/Carolyn Brown Mosby Memorial Highway - Turn LEFT onto East 5th Ave/US-12/US-20 East - Follow US-12 East/US-20 East - Take the I-65 South, ramp toward Indianapolis - I-65 South - Keep RIGHT I-465 South EXIT 123 toward Indianapolis International Airport. Take SR-37 South/Harding Street EXIT 4 - Merge onto IN-37 South toward Martinsville/IN-37 South/Bloomington - Enter roundabout in Paoli, to US-150/IN-56 West - Slight LEFT onto IN-56.
163 Miles . 3 Hours
I-71 South to Louisville to I-65 N toward /Indianapolis, take exit 6B onto I-265 W, Take exit 0 onto I-64 W toward St. Louis - Merge onto IN-37 NORTH EXIT 79 - MERGE RIGHT onto IN-64/IN-145 NORTH.
94 Miles . 2 Hours
I-164 North to I-64 - Merge on to I-164 N toward 1-64 - Merge onto I-64 EXIT 21A toward Louisville - East to IN 37 South EXIT 79 toward Tell City - Turn LEFT onto IN-37 - Continue straight toward IN-64 - Turn RIGHT on IN-145 North to French Lick - Turn LEFT onto IN-56/Indiana Street.
405 Miles . 7 Hours
Take 90 West toward I-71 - Keep LEFT follow I-71 South EXIT 170B toward Columbus - Merge onto I-670 West EXIT 109A toward Dayton - Merge onto OH-315 South EXIT 2A - OH-315 becomes I-71 South crossing into Kentucky - Follow I-71 South to Louisville EXIT 173 - Take I-64 West EXIT 1A toward St. Louis - Merge onto IN-37 NORTH EXIT 79 - MERGE RIGHT onto IN-64/IN-145 NORTH.
393 Miles . 7 Hours
Take I-75 South toward Toledo - Take OH-25 South EXIT 201A toward Maumee - Merge onto the Anthony Wayne Trail - Follow Toledo/Waterville RD/US-24 West toward Indiana. Turn RIGHT onto Fahlsing Rd/N State Road 101/US-24/IN-101N-IN-101 - Take the first LEFT onto US-24 West - Merge onto I-469 South via ramp on LEFT toward Ft. Wayne International Airport - Merge onto I-69 South EXIT 0A toward Indianapolis - Merge onto I-465 South/IN-37 South EXIT 0 IN-37 South Harding Street EXIT 4 - Merge onto IN-37 South toward Martinsville/IN-37 South to Bloomington - Enter roundabout in Paoli, to US-150/IN-56 West - Slight LEFT onto IN-56.
215 Miles . 3 1/2 Hours:
Take I-40 West/I-65 N toward Memphis/Louisville - I-65 North toward EXIT 208 toward I-24 West/Louisville/Clarksville - I-65 North EXIT 86A on the LEFT toward Clarksville/Louisville - Merge onto William H Natcher Parkway North EXIT 20 toward Bowling Green/Owensboro - Merge onto US-231 North/US-60 bypass East/Wendell H Ford Expressway EXIT 70A toward Hawesville - Take first RIGHT onto US-60 East/US-231/US-60 - Follow US-231 North to Indiana - Turn LEFT onto US-231/IN-70/IN-45 - Slight RIGHT onto South Main ST/US-231/IN-45 - Turn LEFT onto US-231 North/IN-45 North - Merge onto I-64 East toward Louisville - Take IN 37 South EXIT 79 toward Tell City - Turn LEFT onto IN-37 - Continue straight toward IN-64 - Turn RIGHT on IN-145 North to French Lick - Turn LEFT onto IN-56/Indiana Street.
From St. Louis
236 Miles . 4 Hours
Merge onto 1-55 N/I-64 E/I-70 E/US-40 E via RAMP on the LEFT toward Illinois - Keep RIGHT take I-64 East via EXIT 2 toward Louisville/IL-3 N/ST Clair Ave - Keep LEFT to take I-64 via EXIT 92 toward Louisville toward Indiana - Take IN-37 S EXIT 79 toward Tell City - Turn LEFT onto IN-37 - Stay straight toward IN-64 - Turn RIGHT onto IN-145 - Turn LEFT onto IN-56/Indiana Street.
70 Miles . 1 1/2 Hours
Take I-65 N toward /Indianapolis, take exit 6B onto I-265 W, Take exit 0 onto I-64 W toward St Louis - Merge onto IN-37 NORTH EXIT 79 - MERGE RIGHT onto IN-64/IN-145 NORTH.