1300 Cherry Lane,
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
Office+1 (765) 494 3139
Pro shop+1 (765) 494 3139
Fax+1 (765) 494 4341
Golf proDaniel M. Ross (PGA, Head Golf Professional & Director of Instruction)
AcademyTom Spurgeon Golf Training Center
18 holes. Open, links-style Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Open countryside and limited residential.
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).
Above distances are for the Kampen course. Also at Birck Boilermaker is the 18-hole Ackerman-Allen course (par-72, 7546 yds from back tees).
4 mi NW of Lafayette, IN / 68 mi NW of Indianapolis.
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-Allen course (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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies compulsory for all guests.
Birck Boilermaker's Ackerman-Allen 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: 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.
Referred to by many as the father of modern golf course architecture, Pete Dye made an indelible mark on the game of golf. After carefully studying golf courses in the British Isles, he 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.
Indiana: 8th best golf course in Indiana (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA (campus): 14th best college/campus course in the USA (Golfweek, 2022).
Indiana: 15th best course in Indiana.
USA (campus): 9th best college/campus course in the USA.
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