Pete Dye Golf Trail: Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
1300 Cherry Lane
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-3139
The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex features two 18-hole championship golf courses with a first-class golf training center, located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Both courses were redesigned by the legendary architect Pete Dye and present challenges for golfers of all skill sets.
Length: 7,546 yards
Originally, the course was known as Purdue South and was built in 1934 by architect Bill Diddel. In 1968, the course was redesigned by Larry Packard, and in 1998, it was developed further and renamed Ackerman Hills, in recognition of Jim and Lois Ackerman and their support of Purdue Athletics. In 2016, following a redesign by Dye, the course reopened in its current state.
The Ackerman-Allen Course is a parkland-style, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. This course challenges golfers with rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, white sand bunkers and selective water hazards. Ackerman-Allen offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,500 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards.
Length: 7,465 yards
In 1994, Dye walked what was then North Course of the Purdue University Golf Courses looking to come up with possible changes due to an upcoming road construction project. After walking the course, Dye devised a plan that was much more than a simple renovation, his goal was to produce a golf course that would provide a challenge to all golfers.
In the fall of 1996, construction began on the Kampen Course, a links-style, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees, vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog.
Kampen is rated one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and has received high marks as one of the most difficult golf courses in Indiana.
Awards and Recognitions
#7 Top 25 Golf Courses in Indiana (Kampen) – Golf Advisor, 2017
#8 Best Indiana Public Golf Courses (Kampen) – Golf.com, 2016
#9 Best Places to Play in Indiana (Kampen) – Golf Digest, 2017-2018
#10 Best Places to Play in Indiana (Kampen) – Indianagolf.com, 2019
#12 Best Places to Play in Indiana (Kampen) – Golf Digest, 2017-2018
Host 2017 NCAA Men’s Regional
Host 2017 Indiana Open
Host 2011 Big Ten Men’s Championship
Host 2009 Big Ten Women’s Championship
Host 2008 NCAA Men’s Championships
Host 2005 Women’s Western Amateur
Host 2005 Trusted Choice Big ‘I’ Junior Classic
Host 2004 NCAA Men’s Regional
Host 2004 Indiana Open