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

    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-Cosler course (formerly North course) was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye (1994).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Kampen-Cosler course. Also at Birck Boilermaker is the 18-hole Ackerman-Allen course (par-72, 7546 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

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

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen-Cosler course)

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

Est. 1934

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Kampen-Cosler 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.

Originally known as Purdue North, the Kampen-Cosler layout was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye in 1994. The complex's Ackerman-Allen course (formerly Purdue South) has also benefitted 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-Cosler is now rated one of the United State's best collegiate courses.

The links-style Kampen layout 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


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 Kampen-Cosler course (formerly known as Purdue North) is named in honour of Emerson Kampen, a big supporter of Purdue Athletics whose statue overlooks the 1st tee, and also Purdue alumni and Purdue Athletics supporters Steve & Lynne Cosler.

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

Kampen course:
Indiana's 8th best golf course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 14th best college/campus course (Golfweek, 2022).

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