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: 78.3/148||373||462||197||473||551||434||231||487||579||3787||473||406||235||741||469||453||474||173||543||3967||7754|
|Black M: 76.4/144||361||442||173||445||533||417||212||481||561||3625||449||390||202||590||454||434||441||159||524||3643||7268|
|Blue M: 74.3/138||332||409||156||421||508||395||183||455||544||3403||424||356||184||558||436||397||409||145||484||3393||6796|
|White M: 72.0/135||328||394||142||408||489||372||156||423||519||3231||396||328||170||528||430||378||384||120||457||3191||6422|
|Hybrid M: 69.5/119||332||338||142||380||454||372||136||338||519||3011||339||328||120||528||331||326||380||145||457||2954||5965|
|Green M: 68.5/130 W: 73.8/131||260||338||109||380||454||313||136||338||450||2778||339||291||120||490||331||326||380||115||417||2809||5587|
|Yellow W: 67.3/114||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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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.
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.
Great layout - great condition
Big surprise- golf course design and condition outstanding.
Very tough layout.
course was in great condition
Greens were fast and pin placements were challenging. Best condition I've seen this year
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!!
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.
The greens are amazing it seems like every green with the exact same speed as the last one
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.
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!
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!
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.