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4.5
217 Reviews (217)
5 Stars
135
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.4%
Recommend this course
199 out of 217 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
46 out of 48 reviews
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7754 yards
Slope 142
Rating 78.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Kern (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
217 Reviews (217)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 29
Plays Long 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
A Weekend Splurge 22
Locals 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Challenge

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.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

JJokocha

Very nice course, good pace of play for a Thursday morning. One of the most challenging courses I’ve played in Indiana

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

The course was in great shape and the greens were exceptional.. thanks to the grounds crew & keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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