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|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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Firm fast perfect
As good as it gets in Indianapolis!
Pros: firm fast conditions everywhere—greens were amazing
Cons: Cart paths are in need of repair, but I’m not playing golf off asphalt.
Can’t wait to get back!
My favorite place to play in the Indy area. Greens are in great shape.
I was very surprised to find the course in such poor condition. The greens were more sand than grass, dandelions growing on the tee boxes, rough not mown,. Generally deteriorating conditions everywhere. It’s a shame because historically Purgatory is a top 10 public course in Indiana. $65 is way too much to pay to play this course right now.
Love everything about this place. Such a fun course to play and always in great shape! Greens were best in the area given the time of year. They rolled just like they do mid summer, perfect.
Decent Links Style Course
The course has potential. It might be better in the summer. Greens rolled well but had some discoloration (fungus) that it looks like they are working on getting under control. Again, it does not affect the roll of the ball. It’s just not the prettiest and makes reading the greens a little more difficult. I also expected more tall fescue for a links style course. That’s just a recommendation. Not a knock on the course. It may also hide some of the patchiness of the grass further into the rough. The last thing is the bunkers. The sand is nice. They seemed to have good drainage and are in good shape. But they should really rockhound them to get rid of the the stones. For the price of the course, I would expect a little more, but overall it is a good course.
Had a good experience. Pace was ok but we waited a few minutes on every hole.
Greens played better than they looked but understandable this time of the year. Thanks
I enjoyed the layout...the grass on the greens was a little rough being that it is mixture. Once it fills in as the weather improves should be fine. Looks forward to playing it again
Outstanding Golf Course
Purgatory is in great shape for spring golf. It is my go to course because it's always in great shape.
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