Course Details

The Ackerman-Allen Course is a Pete Dye design, 18-hole, parkland style, championship golf course on the grounds of Purdue University. Originally, the course was known as Purdue South and was built in 1934 by architect Bill Diddel. In 1961, the South Course hosted the NCAA Championship. Purdue was the eventual team champion, and the individual winner that year was Jack Nicklaus. In 1968, the course was redesigned by Larry Packard and in 1998, the course was developed further and renamed Ackerman Hills, in recognition of Jim and Lois Ackerman and their support of Purdue Athletics.

Ackerman Hills underwent another transformation, this time led by legendary architect Pete Dye. This would be the second time that Pete took on the challenge of converting an existing Purdue Course into a championship venue. Jim Ackerman and Purdue Director of Golf, Devon Brouse, conceived the renovation. With significant contributions from the Ackerman family and Sam Allen of John Deere, the Ackerman Hills golf course reopened in 2016 as the Ackerman-Allen Course. The course features large bent-grass greens, fairways, and tees. The layout provides golfers of all abilities with rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, and beautiful white sand, as well as providing five sets of tees ranging from 5,300 yards to 7,500 yards.

With 2 courses on the Pete Dye Golf Trail, Purdue University is excited for the opportunity to make Greater Lafayette one of Indiana’s premier golf destinations.

RATES: $50-$99 with cart

Men

Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 7,456 76.8 137
Blue 6,838 73.2 128
White 6,363 70.9 125
Gold 6,003 69.2 121
Silver 5,255 65.9 114

Women

Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 6,003 74.8 128
Silver 5,255 70.6 119
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Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex

1300 Cherry Lane
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Course Look

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Ackerman-Allen was Pete Dye’s second Purdue course to transform into a championship venue.
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Golfers play in the midst of rolling hills, tree-lined fairways and white sand.
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The course is named in recognition of Jim and Lois Ackerman and their support of Purdue Athletics.
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Ackerman-Allen was Pete Dye’s second Purdue course to transform into a championship venue.
The layout provides golfers of all abilities with rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, and beautiful white sand, as well as providing five sets of tees ranging from 5,300 yards to 7,500 yards.

Lafayette & West Lafayette

Located two hours south of Chicago and one north of Indianapolis, just off of I-65, is an enchanting community steeped in history yet overflowing with the contemporary flair of a Big Ten university town. Home of Purdue University, one of the 25 largest universities in the country, the Lafayette-West Lafayette area is nestled along the banks of the Wabash River.
Home of Purdue University, one of the 25 largest universities in the country.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield, Prophetstown State Park and Farm at Prophetstown provide visitors a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of struggles between settlers and Native American tribes and how this land has been developed over the centuries. Wolf Park allows visitors to observe wolves, foxes, coyotes and bison on more than 75 acres of protected land. Visitors can also schedule tours of the facility or attend a variety of talks and programs that take place every weekend from May through November.

amenities

A visit to Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette allows visitors to experience three distinct districts that offer everything from a thriving nightlife, only found on a college campus, to charming art galleries. Chauncey Village District caters to students, alumni and visitors with an emphasis on Purdue traditions and memorabilia. Wabash River Front is hosts to some of the area’s largest events, festivals and attractions. The Arts and Market District offers quaint shops, museums and galleries.

activities

Recently designated as one of Indiana's first Arts Districts, the local atmosphere is charged with stimulating creativity. Offering everything from local museums, performing and creative artists to nationally recognized entertainment through various arts organizations. But the creativity doesn't stop with the endless stream of galleries and theaters. Athletes, as well as scientists and engineers, have been known to demonstrate a great deal of ingenuity on and off of the field at Big Ten and NCAA events.

There are also over 30 parks in the area with a variety of recreational opportunities, including Wolf Park in Battle Ground. Columbian Park & Columbian Park Zoo offer a water park, playground areas for all ages and an interactive zoo. If in the mood for hiking, biking, canoeing or ice skating, check out Clegg Gardens, Tapawingo Park, or Wabash Heritage Trail for a fun-filled active day. Visitors are sure take away fun and exciting memories.

dining

Come enjoy more than 275 local places to eat! Offering a variety of dining options that will suit all taste buds and budgets, diners are bound to find that perfect atmosphere and entrée you desired. Dive into the Duane Purvis Burger at Triple XXX, Indiana’s first and oldest drive-in, or stop in right across the street to Bruno’s and enjoy a few slices of hand-tossed pizza that keep guests going back for more. More local favorites include Arni’s, Sgt. Preston’s, Lafayette Brewing Co., and Red Seven, among many more that create an eclectic, unique culinary experience.