There's something very weird about this week's LPGA event

Indy Women In Tech Championship

It’s getting to that time of the year where the season are starting to wind to a close. But on the LPGA this week, things are revving up.

The Indy Women in Tech Championship is currently taking place in Indianapolis and, as well as being one of the final events of the year – there are only five more before the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship – it’s also one of the most unique.

That’s because of its host venue.

• Buggy-driving vandal tears up popular course

• Members hit out as club closure is confirmed

Brickyard Crossing is not your typical golf course. How could it be when four of its holes are contained within the spectacular Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Also known as ‘The Brickyard’, hence the golf course name, the huge, sprawling venue is the host of the annual Indy 500 – the world’s oldest major car race.

Brickyard Crossing 2
Brickyard Crossing Golf Club Aerial

When it opened in 1929, the Brickyard Crossing was originally called the Speedway Golf Course and was a 27-hole complex, with 18 holes outside the track and nine inside.

• Topgolf is coming to Glasgow

It stayed that way for over 60 years until a major reconstruction in 1993 saw acclaimed golf course architect Pete Dye redesigned the layout. He converted the old set-up into an 18-hole championship course, with 14 holes outside the track and four – holes seven to ten – placed inside.


The original course had a pretty impressive championship pedigree, having hosted nine editions of the 500 Festival Open on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and well as a LPGA tournament equivalent in 1968.

• New St Andrews beers launched

• Mr 59's advice to shoot lower scores

That trend has continued since the redesign, with Brickyard Crossing hosting the Comfort Classic on the PGA Tour Champions from 1994 until 2000. Since 2017, the Indy Women in Tech Championship has been played there, with the course re-sequenced to create the drama of having the final four holes being the four contained within the track.

All in all, pretty minted.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
How to play Worst Ball
Worst ball
play button
Old vs New Tech | How big are the gains going to be?
play button
How to play Texas Scramble
Texas Scramble
play button
Which Callaway golf ball is right for me?
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Tiger Woods "would love to play" The 150th Open at St Andrews
New study shows huge increase in golfers across Europe
Greg Norman praises Saudi golf ‘rebels’
Tiger Woods reveals how close he came to losing leg in crash
Tributes paid to golf trailblazer Lee Elder

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How close to the golf ball should you stand?
play button
Work on your body rotation
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
play button
Commit to each swing
See all videos right arrow