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|
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It is a great course.
I really like this course. I got there early in the morning and they put me with another single. We had no one in front of us so we played at a perfect pace. There are very little trees but just enough to make some holes interesting. The sand is the reason it is called purgatory. Some fairways are blind but wide and others or narrow. Great track and some slope. Go play it. Worth the $50.
Fun and challenging layout on hot day
Purgatory is a little overpriced for me unless I can find a good deal. It is a fun course to play. The course looks great right now with the longer heather being burnt out. The greens were rolling very well. It is a challenging layout with plenty of tee options depending upon your skill level or length off the tee. I'll definitely be back. Only feedback I'd give is the course could/should play firmer. I'm not a superintendent, and I know the recent weather (lots of rain to very hot) is probably challenging, but this course would be more fun if the fairways/approaches/greens were watered less.
Thanks for leaving us a review - we value your feedback. We appreciate your understanding of the weather. Our super and his team have been hard at work to keep the course up to par. Please come back and play anytime!
I've played here 3 times. Would need 5 more to learn the course for landing areas not a place the average player can just let it fly. It's a beautiful place. wish I was good enough to play good golf here. I shot 10 shots worse than I normally do. great layout and conditions. stunning views
This course is just absolutely incredible. It is something out of this world. The ratings are completely wrong. This is a top 3 course in the state. I played there in sectionals, and just loved it more than anything. Would play there everyday if I could. It’s awesome!!!
Course is in great shape. Well done!!! As always, a good round on a quality course.
Great Track only 1 negative
This course is amazing and any golfer should play it. There were bad spots on most of the greens but beyond that the course was in top condition.
Friendly staff and great course
Staff was very friendly and asked if we had ever played here before, and we had not. They directed us to the first tee and we were off. The course has several tee box options and even a hybrid option. The white tees were a little long for my friend but the greens were too short so we played the hybrid which was just under 6,000 yards. The course was in great shape. There was one temporary green but it was not an issue for us. Plenty of bunkers and water. The rough was long but it was very playable. The course is fair and not overly difficult if you pick right tees. Great course, I look forward to playing it again.
Great Course With Small Details Missing
A very fun course to play, it is challenging yet fun. The pace of play has always been quick, and I cannot recommend the course enough. HOWEVER, for the price of prestige of the course I find it hard to believe they don't have GPS in their carts. To me that is a huge value and why this course gets 4 out of 5 stars.
Unusual, challenging layout. Lots of bunkers, water, undulations and berms. Fun course to play.
Stay In the fairway
Course was nice but if you got off the fairway two feet you would lose your ball. Rough was too high and you wasted at least thirty minutes looking for your ball . I found as many as I lost but it was frustrating.
Other than that I enjoyed the round.
Great course. Great shape. Links style. If your in Indy area and you want to play must put on your list.
Gem. Complete Gem
Purgatory is the place to play! I’ve played here 4 times. Played in the sun, in the rain and in the wind and it has been a blast each time!
Many tee options including the tips called “purgatory” which will challenge the best player.
In my opinion, this course is the premier public course in the Indianapolis area.
Greens run true and QUICK
Manicures bunkers ( a lot of them!!)
Beautiful fescue separating holes
Water in play that just adds to the beauty.
Staff are all great, accommodating clubhouse and great replay options.
Play this course!
Course has a great layout. Good condition. Multiple tee boxes to be as challenging as you want. I played it at 7300 yards and was a great test!