Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex

1300 Cherry Lane,

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

  • Office

    +1 (765) 494 3139
  • Pro shop

    +1 (765) 494 3139
  • Fax

    +1 (765) 494 4341
  • Golf pro

    Visitors welcome

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    The Ackerman-Allen course (formerly known as Purdue South course, then Ackerman Hills from 1998) was designed by William "Bill" Diddel (1934). Redesign by Larry Packard (1968), and further improved in 1998. Improved and renovated by Pete Dye (2015).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Ackerman-Allen course. Also at Birck Boilermaker is the 18-hole Kampen-Cosler course (par-72, 7465 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

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

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Ackerman-Allen course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1934

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Ackerman-Allen course): now a firm fixture on Indiana's Pete Dye Golf Trail, the Ackerman-Allen is one of two championship layouts at Purdue University's golf facility ... the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

Dating from 1934, and originally known as Purdue South, and from 1998 as Ackerman Hills, the Ackerman-Allen layout was substantially revamped by Pete Dye in 2015. Its stablemate, the Kampen-Cosler layout, was formerly known as Purdue North.

With significant contributions from the Ackerman family and Sam Allen of John Deere, the Ackerman Hills golf course reopened in 2016 as the Ackerman-Allen course ... a contrasting parkland foil to the more linksy Kampen-Cosler course. The Ackerman course, with its rolling terrain, features tree-lined fairways and large greens.

List of courses: Around Indy & Cincinnati


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (riding/walking): Mon-Thur $105/$85; Fri-Sun $115/$95.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies compulsory for all guests.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The golf facilities of Purdue University, known as the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, take their name from Michael and Kay Birck, who gave considerable amounts of their time and money to Purdue University. The sports teams and alumni of Purdue are known as the Boilermakers.

Birck Boilermaker's Ackerman-Allen course was originally known as Purdue South, and then Ackerman Hills. 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, and Sam Allen, a Purdue alumnus and former CEO and Chairman of the John Deere corporation.

Pete Dye Golf Trail: established in 2011 to showcase the great man's golf courses in Indiana, the Pete Dye Golf Trail comprises: Birck Boilermaker (Kampen-Cosler and Ackerman-Allen courses), Brickyard Crossing, French Lick (Pete Dye course), Maple Creek, The Fort and Tippecanoe CC. The trail previously included Mystic Hills (now closed) and Plum Creek GC.

Published ranking

Ackerman-Allen course:
Indiana's 15th best course.
USA's 9th best college/campus course.

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