Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
231
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
95.7%
Recommend this course
321 out of 344 reviews
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4.8
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
54 out of 55 reviews
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4.8
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.2%
Recommend this course
69 out of 71 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

4.7
344 Reviews (344)

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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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful challenge

Loved the staff friendliness. Had 4 guys looking for a shirt to bring home. I had to have that logo, too cool. Greens are so true and cruel at the same time. What a challenge and a blast. Bloody mary fantastics don't skip the 27 ingredient purgatory has to offer. Themed golf shop was really pretty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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 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 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Purgatory golf course

Half the course is an unplayable lie because there’s fescue everywhere. And the green side bunkers are impossible to get your club under the ball so you just end up bouncing the club under the ball and hitting the ball over the green. And since there’s like 200 bunkers in the course that creates a problem. Rocks in the bunkers, bunkers very hard.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

The greens are amazing it seems like every green with the exact same speed as the last one

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Appropriately Named Course

Well maintained course that can be made as tough as you want it to be depending on which tee box you choose.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

So much fun!!

I play a lot of courses in the Indianapolis area and this year a lot of course conditions are lacking due to the heat and drought. Not Purgatory! The course was so good! Kudos to the pro! We can't wait to come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course!

Great value for the money as a lot of courses have moved into the $70 per round market - the difference is the courses are not that good!

1st time at Purgatory, and wow was I impressed. It started with the staff, and how welcomed we felt. Next, the course was in pristine condition and provided us with a challenging round. Fairway bunkers were well positioned to make you NOT play the long game, strategy is key to this course.

Can't wait to go back again - this will become a regular course for me now!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Scary

The common statement made about Purgatory is that it is a scary course. It is scary long. The number of sand traps are also scary. I disagree completely.

The length of the course will force you to use every club in your bag a few different times during the round. The traps are really not placed there as penalties on most of the holes. Most of the traps rather guide your eye as to where to aim. This is a well thought out design which will keep you from getting bored.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything was great, except water stations and restrooms on course were either empty, dirty , or not enough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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