Golf Course Photo, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman Hills, West Lafayette, 47906
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman Hills
Played on September 2016
1202 Cherry Ln, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906
1 Ranking
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Ira Hartoch
West Lafayette

Guest (cart included), played on Friday, September 2016 at 10:00 AM

Pete Dye totally re-did the old Purdue "South" course and I played it 2 months after it re-opened. My greens rating is based on current condition. It was obvious that after a couple of years of maturing they will be 5-star greens. They are just typical of recently built greens right now. The olde design was a great, classic, parkland course. The new Ackerman-Allen, is a great mix of thay and a typical Pete Dye course. Some old holes were kept and updated, some were modified, a couple were deleted and a couple completely new ones were added. It is a great test and certainly good enough to hold major college championships (which was the goal). You now have 2 top quality courses at Purdue to play and which one should be based on your preference in course style. If you like a more wide-open links style, play Kampen. If you prefer a few more trees, etc. play this course. You won't be disappointed by either.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Expensive, but not worth it
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Ambiance, Staff, Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
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Greens conditions
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Overall rating
Rank ID # : 028567