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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Worth the drive
Layout and design suburb. Club house is amazing and the staff were very helpful to me being that I had traveled a fair distance to visit.
Only down fall was cart paths and lack there of. I can accept the fact they receive have a lot of out of town visitors but the course conditions should be a top priority. It was very rough entering and exiting the fairways.
James, Thank you for the 5 star review we are happy you enjoyed the course. Please come and see us again when you are in town. The maintenance staff is in the process of addressing several problem areas of the cart paths.
Less than I expected
The course was in fairly good condition but the cart paths need to be repaved badly And the tee boxes on the practice range were in poor condition. as there was no sod in the setup area. You practically hit balls with a hard pan.
I just expected more from the course overall.
Extreme windy conditions
Rolled better then they looked
For most part fair
Should have played more forward tee box’s
Was paired with another 2 some that
Was playing wrong tees also
Great course, obviously struggling financially
Greens were average, traps were like concrete. Realise it's fall, so hopefully they get the money they need to bring the course back to what it used to be
A fun course with a few holes on the back 9 being pretty memorable (11 is very pretty and the closing 3 holes are fun). They had just aerated the greens which while completely understandable, diminished the experience a bit. Off the fairways, things could get a little patchy/rocky. Some of the bunkers need sand - I fear they've overdone the number of bunkers and may not be keeping up with maintenance on those. While not important to the golf game itself, the cart paths were in pretty poor condition - you'll blow a tire in a few spots if you don't pay attention.
Had a great time and pace was good though we waited a few minutes on every hole in the back 9.
Greens have been recently aerated which made putting difficult but understandable this time of the year.
Mid October Purgatory
Turned out to be a cold somewhat wet round. Even so, the greens were very fast and as usual, the course won. Cart paths have been improved some but in some cases unless you exit the proper side of a green you can spend a lot of time looking for the next tee.
Nice Challenging Golf Course
Fun course to play, though conditions were very dry. Positioning on the greens are key and many greens are multi tiered and fast! I would play again if ever in the area.
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.