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: 77.6/140||373||462||197||473||551||434||231||487||579||3787||473||406||235||741||469||453||474||173||543||3967||7754|
|Black M: 75.3/136||361||442||173||445||533||417||212||481||561||3625||449||390||202||590||454||434||441||159||524||3643||7268|
|Blue M: 73.1/131||332||409||156||421||508||395||183||455||544||3403||424||356||184||558||436||397||409||145||484||3393||6796|
|White M: 71.4/124||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: 67.7/114 W: 73.3/126||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: 66.6/111||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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Rude staff, slow play
5 hour round behind 4 kids who played slow with multiple balls in hooded sweatshirts. No etiquette. We waited for them on each hole and they never offered to allow us to play through. One of our two carts died on the 6th hole. Called clubhouse three times. No answer. Had to push cart in to change after front 9. Second cart died on 14th hole. Called clubhouse three more times. No answer. Other cart had to push us around the course the rest of round. Had to leave dead cart in parking lot after round as it wouldn’t make to you the return area. Staff member called us, used profanity towards us and was very aggressive. Said we aren’t allowed back. Not a a great experience. Plenty of good courses locally with friendlier staff.
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.