French Lick has two 18 hole layouts, the original by Donald Ross and a new one by Pete Dye, and a nine hole practice facility that was whittled down from an original Tom Bendelow design.
The Ross course opened in 1917, and was the venue for the 1924 PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen. The course was restored several years ago maintaining most of the Ross features including the links style open layout along fescue lined fairways with deep green-side bunkers and severely undulating, small greens. There's 80 bunkers strategically placed with flat bottoms and deep faces now expanded to their original rectangular shape. The course plays to 7,030 yards from the tips, par 70, 72.3/135, course/slope ratings with three shorter tees.
The Dye layout is walkable with the greens and tee boxes reasonably close. The layout is routed over on one of Indiana’s highest elevation points with narrow, mounded fairways lined with sand and lakes, wide ranging, contoured greens and forty mile views of the Indiana countryside. The Dye course is a full 8,100 yards from the tips, 80.0/148, course/slope ratings, but with a total of five sets of tees. From the middle tees it's 6,115 yards, 70.6/130 course/slope.