Bordering the east side of Indianapolis, Lawrence is home to Fort Benjamin Harrison, within Fort Harrison State Park. Opened in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt and named to honor President Benjamin Harrison, the fort conducted active operations from its opening through Operation: Desert Storm until being closed in 1991 as part of the U. S. Government’s base closing/downsizing plan. Over the years it served as a Citizen’s Military Training Camp, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and a POW camp during WW II. For the 1987 Pan American Games, the athlete village was built inside the Fort, with all of the necessary lodging, nightclubbing and practice facilities needed for the athletes.

In 1995, 1,700 acres of Fort Harrison’s 2,500 acres was given to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for use as a state park. Currently the park is a day-use park, with the only overnight facilities being The Fort Golf Resort inn, located in the old officer’s club. The resort boasts a Pete Dye-designed 72-par golf course which is a popular attraction to golfers throughout the Indianapolis area.

Regardless of your golf handicap, you’ll never get sub-par service from a Solar Bear technician. Sadly, not even our techs can hit a 2-iron.

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