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4.4
254 Reviews (254)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
91.8%
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233 out of 254 reviews
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4.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
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70 out of 75 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7754 yards
Slope 142
Rating 78.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Kern (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
254 Reviews (254)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 29
Plays Long 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
A Weekend Splurge 22
Locals 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great

My favorite place to play in the Indy area. Greens are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Shocked

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too early to say much. Course was challenging as usual. Everything was as expected.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding Golf Course

Purgatory is in great shape for spring golf. It is my go to course because it's always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Extreme windy conditions

Greens
Rolled better then they looked
Fairways
Very good
Tees
Very good
Bunkers
For most part fair
Should have played more forward tee box’s
Was paired with another 2 some that
Was playing wrong tees also

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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