Purgatory Golf Club
Spread across 218 acres, the Ron Kern-designed Purgatory Golf Club is the longest par-72 course east of the Mississippi River. Nevertheless, the course is set up to be enjoyed by all, with six different sets of tees ranging from more than 7,700 yards all the way down to just under 4,600 yards. Bunkering is one of the club's defining features, with more than 130 coming into play. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the par-3 17th, where eight massive bunkers almost completely surround the putting surface.
|Green (W)||72||5683 yards||73.4||126|
|Yellow (W)||72||4562 yards||66.9||115|
|Purgatory M: 78.1/142||373||462||197||473||551||434||231||487||579||3787||473||406||235||741||469||453||474||173||543||3967||7754|
|Black M: 76.1/137||361||442||173||445||533||417||212||481||561||3625||449||390||202||590||454||434||441||159||524||3643||7268|
|Blue M: 73.8/131||332||409||156||421||508||395||183||455||544||3403||424||356||184||558||436||397||409||145||484||3393||6796|
|White M: 72.0/128||328||394||142||408||489||372||156||423||519||3231||396||328||170||528||430||378||384||120||457||3191||6422|
|Tee Combo I M: 69.5/119 W: 75.6/130||332||338||142||380||454||372||136||338||519||3011||339||328||160||528||387||326||380||145||457||3050||6061|
|Green M: 68.5/121 W: 73.4/126||260||338||109||380||454||313||136||338||450||2778||339||291||160||490||387||326||380||115||417||2905||5683|
|Tee Combo II M: 64.4/107 W: 68.9/117||206||295||91||292||454||241||96||336||450||2461||289||251||89||490||250||298||293||54||417||2431||4892|
|Yellow W: 66.9/115||206||295||91||292||367||241||96||336||372||2296||289||251||89||357||250||298||293||54||385||2266||4562|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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I played here for a charity outing. Course was a really fun challenge. Greens were in great shape, fairways looked good and I’m glad I didn’t visit when they had knee-high rough. Would definitely recommend getting some buddies together and seeing who will come out on top.
This was my first time at this course. I was expecting a very difficult course. It was definitely challenging. The fairways and greens were in excellent condition. The roughs were a little dry. The greens were very fast, but fun to play, because they were very smooth and predictable. I was pleasantly surprised by my putting today. I do think this course has a little too many sand traps. 18 is ridiculous. Most of the traps were not very soft, and were more dirt and rock than sand.
GROSS ON A PRICE/COURSE COMPARISON
No GPS BUT WANNA CHARGE SOOOOO LUCH? SMH
BATHROOMS DISGUSTING (pic). Best thing about this course was the female bartender. ALL ELSE FAILED EXPECTATIONS!!!!
A must play in the Indianapolis area
Purgatory is definitely deserving of the Top 10 public courses in Indiana hype. How high up is for you to decide but if you’re trying to play the best courses in the state you have to make the effort to visit here.
Lots of good holes and not in bad ones. If you’re hitting the bell well you’ll be rewarded and if not you shouldn’t be punished too severely. The 17th is definitely the signature hole and the par 3s are very good as a set, which is something which always sets a course apart from its peers.
Very nice course, good pace of play for a Thursday morning. One of the most challenging courses I’ve played in Indiana
The course was in great shape and the greens were exceptional.. thanks to the grounds crew & keep up the good work.
You gotta play here
I can't wait to go back. Greens were perfect. Fairways were perfect. They mowed the heather down so it wasn't frustrating but the course still puts a premium on hitting the ball in play. If I had to find something wrong, many of the sandtraps were hard or had very little sand in them. For me, it's a bit expensive but I really enjoyed playing here.
My wife and I had a wonderful time here. The course was certainly challenging, but fun at the same time. In fact, my wife shot her best front nine score ever on any course! The only issue was that there was a group of six in front of us that we quickly caught up to and there was no course marshall to address the issue. We had to wait several minutes on every hole before we could tee off and they did not let us play through. They did go in at the turn so the pace of play was dramatically better after that. Very much hope that we are out that way again to play another round or two there. Also, everyone working there were absolutely wonderful.
Course was in good shape tee through greens. Sand traps were inconsistent. Staff was great. Tap water at the turn at no charge a plus. Not many courses do that up North.
Beautiful course. Challenging, but not not impossibly so. Every hole is well done. Only criticism I have is that many of the bunkers around the greens have shallow amounts of sand, which added strokes to my scorecard. Can’t go wrong playing this course.
Was Happy with our choice
We were in the Indy Area for baseball and had one day to golf. We chose this course. We were very happy with our choice. The greens were great and the layout is fair but challenging. My only complaint is that the fairways were often too tight of a lie. In many places, being just off the fairway was more rewarded than being in the fairway. But overall, this was a good choice and we would play it again if given the chance.