Lakes of the Four Seasons community was the product of Thomas J. Perine, a 34-year-old builder, real-estate developer and chairman of U.S. Land Inc. in Indianapolis, who in an interview with Time Magazine's September, 23, 1966 issue was quoted: "People have the same motivation to go to water as birds have to fly south in the winter." He built lakes all around the country, then sold the land around the lakes for residential use. In 1966, his dreams came to a piece of property on the border of Lake and Porter counties of Indiana.
In 1966, development of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community began with plans of a 27 hole
golf course, four main bodies of water large enough for boating and fishing. Although the lake bed
was still dry, most roads being only of clay, the golf course nothing but rough, and a tornado having
just knocked the roof off of the half built clubhouse, customers descended on Four Seasons being
called the "Cadillac" of projects, buying up over 550 of the then approximately 2,000 residential lots
being offered within the first two months of the project opening.
Four Seasons Country Club was originally slated as an eighteen hole championship par 72 layout
with an additional executive nine hole track all within the confines of the gated community.
The original nine holes, currently the front nine, was first established in early 1966 on the Porter
County side as the community began to take shape around it shortly thereafter in the summer months
designed by golf course architect, James R. Thompson.
In 1968, the second phase of the golf course took shape with another nine holes added on across the Lake County side of the community to complete the eighteen hole layout which has remained relatively untouched today.
With the fast pace growth of the community and the demand of residents shaping the future plans as development continued, it was deemed that the executive nine plans of the golf course would be scrapped in favor of parks, recreational spaces for sports, walking trails and further expansion of residential property added onto the communities blueprint.