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4.6
356 Reviews (356)
5 Stars
239
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
95.9%
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333 out of 356 reviews
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4.7
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.5%
Recommend this course
64 out of 65 reviews
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4.7
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.4%
Recommend this course
75 out of 77 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

4.6
356 Reviews (356)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome coarse

One of the most challenging courses to play in my book. Beautiful and definitely a pro tour layout lookalike! It was fun, exciting, and challenging.. definitely a must play if you haven't, and a definite must on a replay. Greens are maculant condition and speeds are lightning fast... Super fun.!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions Have Turned A Corner

Purgatory is conditioned the best it has been since it opened. Other than removing a bunker in front of 1 green, they’ve made some great changes. And if you haven’t played here because of conditions/greens issues, those are nonstarters this year. Great job Purg!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Quit early

have played here several times - love the course. Tough layout for my game, which is why I like it. Sadly, after 11 holes the pace-of-play stopped in it's tracks. It took 40 minutes to play #12 and looked as though it might take another 2.5 hours to finish the round. I, and 1 other guy (a member) decided to call it quits so we just left. WHERE IS A RANGER.?.?.?...I'm semiretired..I could do the job! LOL. Seriously, no one was there to watch pace of play or help.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

TOUGH!!

this course is tough! Hope you can hit your tee shots straight becuase you’ll get punished otherwise. But it was super fun. In great shape. Chatted with the started for about 10 mins before the tee time to kinda get the lay off the land. Turns out I knew him from highschool. After the round was finished the bar was closed (7p sunday evening) but the staff member was able to sell my buddy and I a beer anyways and let us chill on the patio as the sun set. 10/10 experience and will 100% be coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout - great condition

Big surprise- golf course design and condition outstanding.
Very tough layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough but fun course

So many bunkers. Some of them need some attention for sure. It's hard to play a blast out of hardpan in a greenside bunker. Overall a beautiful layout and very challenging course. Play the correct tees for your game and it will make things much more fun.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Little to no drinking water

The course was interesting and certainly a major challenge the longer the tees you choose. My only complaints are too many single players - we let four singles through during our round and the lack of any water to drink on the course. There was only one (accessible from the front and back nine) that i saw and it had essentially no water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course was in great condition

Greens were fast and pin placements were challenging. Best condition I've seen this year

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The course layout is great. Pace of play a little slow. The course is in great condition. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is great. I would definitely recommend this course and I will definitely play this course again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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