Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen course) Est. 1934

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Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen course): A firm fixture on Indiana's Pete Dye Golf Trail, the Kampen course is one of two championship layouts at Purdue University's golf facility ..... the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Once known as the North course, the Kampen layout was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye in 1994. The complex's Ackerman Hills layout (formerly the South course) is also benefitting from the legendary designer's attentions.

The original North course was typically regarded as Purdue University's No.2 layout, behind the South course. That all changed after Pete Dye's radical redesign allowed the re-launched Kampen course to assume top spot. Kampen is now rated one of the United State's best collegiate courses.

The links-style Kampen presents a challenge to golfers of all abilities. With its native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog, Kampen offers five sets of tees with the championship course stretching to over 7,400 yards. This modern championship layout is characterised by easy to walk terrain, vast fairway-hugging sand bunkers and large well-defended greens.

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Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
1300 Cherry Lane,
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
USA
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Office   +1 (765) 494 3139
Pro Shop   +1 (765) 494 3139
Fax

  +1 (765) 494 4341

Email  
Website   www.purduegolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open, links-style
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Open countryside and limited residential.
 
Designer: The Kampen (formerly North) course was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye (1994). Ackerman Hills (formerly South) course was designed by William Diddel (1934), redesigned by Larry Packard (1968), further improved in 1998 and renovated by Pete Dye (2015).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7465 6067 5260
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.9 69.8 70.1
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Kampen course. Also at Birck Boilermaker is the 18-hole Ackerman Hills course (par-72, 7432 yds from back tees; undergoing significant renovation in 2015).
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How2Get There?

4 mi NW of Lafayette, IN / 68 mi NW of Indianapolis.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: $89 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.
Caddies available (book in advance).
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Birck Boilermaker's Ackerman Hills course was originally known as the South course. The course was host to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships in 1961; Purdue won the team championship and Jack Nicklaus won the individual medal. The course is named in recognition of Jim and Lois Ackerman's support of Purdue University athletics. The Kampen course (formerly known as the North course) is named in honour of another big supporter of Purdue Athletics, Emerson Kampen, whose statue overlooks the 1st tee.

PETE DYE GOLF TRAIL: Referred to by many as the father of modern golf course architecture, Pete Dye has made an indelible mark on the game of golf. After carefully studying golf courses in the British Isles, Dye honed his craft in Indiana, before going on to produce a raft of stunning designs, including TPC Sawgrass, Whistling Straits and Harbor Town. Dye designs, created by Pete, his wife Alice and their family, now span the globe. Established in 2011 to showcase seven of the great man's courses in Indiana, the Pete Dye Golf Trail comprises: Birck Boilermaker (Kampen course), Brickyard Crossing, French Lick (Pete Dye course), Maple Creek, Mystic Hills, Plum Creek and The Fort.

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Published Ranking
2017-18 Golf Digest rating: 9th best golf course in Indiana. 2016 Golfweek rating: 14th best University Campus course in the USA.
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Latitude: (40.440332)
Longitude: (-86.926622)
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