In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with University protocols, the staff at The Pfau Course at Indiana University has adopted a series of important precautions and protocols to keep golfers, visitors and staff healthy and safe. These policies went into effect March 2021, and will remain so until further notice.

Tee times

May be reserved up to 7 days in advance at The Pfau Course at Indiana University. The starter will make every effort to send groups of four players onto the course at all times, so groups of less than four players will be paired when possible. At least two golfers are required to reserve a tee time (No singles). Singles are invited to check-in at the clubhouse and will be paired with other groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tee times may be reserved the following ways:

Upon arrival at the golf course, golfers must register in the Pro Shop prior to playing. We recommend checking in at least 15 minutes before your tee time.

Pace of Play

To enhance the golfing experience for your group and those around you, players are expected to complete their round in 4:30 or less. This is one of the most important elements of an enjoyable golfing experience. Players should play from a set of tees well suited to their driving distance. Players are expected to monitor their own pace. In addition, The Pfau Course staff members will work with all players to ensure they are playing at an acceptable pace to maximize everyone’s enjoyment. If a group is unable to maintain a proper pace, The Pfau Course staff reserves the right to ask slow players to leave the course.

What If I Need to Cancel a Tee Time?

Cancellation of a tee time or modifications to the numbers of players may be made up to 24 hours in advance without penalty. Changes occurring with less than 24 hour notice will incur a ‘No Show’ fee for each missing player.

In the case of inclement weather, the ‘no show’ policy will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

In case of course closures, the ‘no show’ policy will not be enforced.

Golf Clubs

Each player is required to have a set of golf clubs.

Dress Code

Proper golf attire is required at all times to play on The Pfau Course at Indiana University.


Each cart operator is required to be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Carts must be operated in a safe and responsible manner at all times; each operator is responsible for any damage they cause to the cart and/or the course.

Carts should remain on the cart paths near all tees and greens and on all Par 3s. Golf carts should not be driven into the fescue under any circumstances. Under normal playing conditions, carts are otherwise permitted to move from the path to a player’s ball at a 90 degree angle. Under inclement and/or wet conditions, The Pfau Course at Indiana University staff may restrict carts; please confirm any cart restrictions during check-in.

Cell Phones

While cell phones are permitted on the golf course and in the clubhouse, we do request that common courtesy be used. Phones should be turned to silent or vibrate, and phone conversations should not interfere with the enjoyment of fellow group members or other guests.

Outside Food and Beverage

Only food and beverage purchased in the George Thomas Clubhouse may be taken on to the course. Guests are not permitted to bring outside food or beverage on property for consumption.