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Kampen Course

1300 Cherry Ln, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2019
+1 765-494-3139
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Not for high handicappers

A Pete Dye designed course that I would not recommend if your are a high handicap golfer. Too many... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
via mobile

This is a nice facility. The golf course was maintained very nicely, and the course is challenging... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Denny B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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A Pete Dye jewel, and a pleasure to play. Purdue University offers a unique golf experience in the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The Kampen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. Located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, the links-style layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural bog. Kampen is rated one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and has been awarded 4.5 Stars on Golf Digest's "Places to Play." Kampen receives high marks as it is ranked as one of the most difficult golf courses in Indiana. The course has also played host to a number of prestigious collegiate and public tournaments such as the 2000 Men's Big Ten Championship, the 2003 Women's NCAA Championship, the 2004 Indiana Open, the 2005 Women's Western Amateur, and the 2008 Men's NCAA Championship. The course is named in honor of Emerson Kampen and his support of Purdue Athletics. Mr. Kampen's statue overlooks the first tee.
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10 Jun 2017
3 Jul 2017
“Not for high handicappers”
1300 Cherry Ln, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2019
+1 765-494-3139
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A Pete Dye designed course that I would not recommend if your are a high handicap golfer. Too many blind shots, extremely penal of errant shots. You really need to be good to play this one

Thank rickb1Indiana
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice facility. The golf course was maintained very nicely, and the course is challenging, yet fair. Dropping the clubs off, greeted by helpful attendants. Then it gets a little goofy! The parking lot, I fair distance from the clubhouse, was totally packed....More

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Kampen course at the Birck Boilermaker golf complex is a wonderfully difficult golfing experience. The course is well-maintained with big, fast greens and tons (repeat tons) of sand in both green side and fairway bunkers. Those familiar with the architecture of Pete Dye will...More

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Pete Dye's redesigned of Ackerman Hills is very disappointing. Lost the character of the old South course. $95 Greens fee is fair for Kampen but NOT for new Ackerman Allen. Maybe $45 to $50.

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

34 years ago this was purdue's north course, a glorified flat potato field that you never would play unless the south course was fully booked. What a difference Pete Dye has made. This is now a very professional golf course with great views, super fairways...More

Thank Gilbert V
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This course is a really good course; well maintained and very challenging. I can't recommend it for the higher handicap player.

Thank rickb1Indiana
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I golfed Kampen this weekend after hearing from my friends on how great the course is. The greens and fairways are very nice and very well kept and probably the only saving grace. I played this course from the white tees as I am usually...More

Thank fastsuprajoe
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is a challenging course with the touch of Pete Dye on every hole. Played it three (3) times. It used to be a wide open tract (North Course) that was wide open and I used to play it virtually alone. Now it is a...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This Pete Dye design is home of the Purdue Boilermaker golf teams. The course is an understated gem with a variety of views adjacent to the course. The range used distance controlled balls but other than that the facility was wonderful.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 3 December 2011

Tough course not intended for the casual once or twice a year golfer. If you enjoy a true championship caliber challenge then look no further. Jim Scott the greenskeeper always has this course in great shape, with best greens in the area.

Thank danbear52
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