Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex

1300 Cherry Lane,

West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

  • Office

    +1 (765) 494 3139
  • Pro shop

    +1 (765) 494 3139
  • Fax

    +1 (765) 494 4341
  • Golf pro

    Daniel M. Ross (PGA, Head Golf Professional & Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    Tom Spurgeon Golf Training Center

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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7546
6003
5255
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.8
69.2
70.6

At the same location:

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).

Location

Latitude:

40.440332

Longitude:

-86.926622

How to get there:

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

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen course)

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

Est. 1934

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.

List of courses: Around Indy & Cincinnati

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $89 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: KAMPEN course rated 6th best golf course in Indiana, and ACKERMAN-ALLEN course the 11th best.
2019 Golfweek rating: Kampen course rated 13th best University Campus course in the USA, and Ackerman-Allen the 20th best.

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