Welcome to Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University and the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The Kampen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, links-style, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog. Kampen offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,400 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards.
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, the 2008 Men’s NCAA Championship and the 2011 Men’s Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships.
The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex leads travelers to Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, a vibrant college town with great restaurants and nightlife options as well as cultural 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.
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.
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.