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: 78.3/148||373||462||197||473||551||434||231||487||579||3787||473||406||235||741||469||453||474||173||543||3967||7754|
|Black M: 76.4/144||361||442||173||445||533||417||212||481||561||3625||449||390||202||590||454||434||441||159||524||3643||7268|
|Blue M: 74.3/138||332||409||156||421||508||395||183||455||544||3403||424||356||184||558||436||397||409||145||484||3393||6796|
|White M: 72.0/135||328||394||142||408||489||372||156||423||519||3231||396||328||170||528||430||378||384||120||457||3191||6422|
|Hybrid M: 69.5/119||332||338||142||380||454||372||136||338||519||3011||339||328||120||528||331||326||380||145||457||2954||5965|
|Green M: 68.5/130 W: 73.8/131||260||338||109||380||454||313||136||338||450||2778||339||291||120||490||331||326||380||115||417||2809||5587|
|Yellow W: 67.3/114||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 all depends on how you are playing the day you play this course. If you are 20+ handicap, it will be a rough day. Well, anyone can have a rough day here. That being said, the rewards for good shots are very fulfilling. This round, the greens were very firm and very difficult to hold. Ball marks in need of repair on the greens were few and far between. It was very difficult to stop the ball. Granted it had been very dry for a long time this season. All in all, love it
Heaven in Purgatory
The course was a little dry,however the greens were fast and ran true. The fairways were well watered and the ball sat up on them nicely.
Sand traps are a joke
This used to be a really good course and a really fun course to golf. Obviously they’re just not doing any upkeep on it whatsoever. You walk across the sand traps and you barely leave a footprint. It’s just hard rock pebble garbage. Go to the bar and sit down to get a drink after the round and no one even waits on you, it’s just really falling off. Whoever is managing this club does not know what customer services.
Purgatory is a great, challenging course that is in great shape. Highly recommended
Your opinion of this course will be based upon the quality of your goof game. If you are hitting the ball well, this course will test every aspect of it, If you arent very consistent, this course will eat you alive. if you play the tees that fit your handicap, it is a fair test. if you try to be brave and play further back tees, you will regret it quickly. Course is in great condition. My only negative thing to say about the course...the cart paths are like rumble strips, land mines, and mulholland drive in may spots
Lots of sand here! Fairways had a few spots without grass. Greens were true and fast. 4:40 round is a little slow in my book. Will definitely be back.
For the amount of play and weather that this course gets- they clearly do everything they can to keep it in good shape. Definitely worth the money a few times a summer - typical weekend round times for a popular course- We played with a pretty experienced 3-some in 5 hours Saturday morning,
Fun course with a lot of sand traps
The course was in very good shape when we played. We had to wait because of rain, but it was still very playable. Even though I didn't have my best round, it was very enjoyable. I expect another round would be better knowing the layout.
Best $35 I ever spent.
Caught this hot deal and was on the tee box a hoir later.
"Purgatory" 100% True
My first, but not last, shot at this amazing track. Top notch conditions, facilities and staff. Be sure to choose the right tees to best enjoy this gem.
Really have enjoyed Purgatory for years. Great well designed layout with great wholes bunkers and water. Greens roll nice and staff is very friendly. Usually much less busy than nearby couses. Will be back, it is a great value.
Good Course but Not in My Top 5
Club house and Amenities- They have a great Staff, Club house was extremely clean and the prices where more around the average of any club house.
Layouts- First thing you need to understand this is almost a 5 stars course. I start with most of the course is bunkers everywhere also you have some holes that you don’t even know where is the flag or what line to take thank God we played with ppl who played there before. The fairways where tight (not complaining) half of the holes could have been played with 3 wood or Irons. The Tee box and fairways where in good condition it’s just full of uneven shots even if you hit the fairways. My favorite holes where 1st, 10th and they have some good par 3’s. This course is challenging do to ball placement first shot out the tee box is a big factor the course have a lot of hills with a lot of unknown spots for golfers who are playing the course for the first time.
Will probably play it again but only with Hot deals really was expecting a better course layout.