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Address: 1300 Cherry Lane, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, IN
Phone Number: +1 765-494-3139
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Activities: Golfing, Dining
Description: A Pete Dye jewel, and a pleasure to play. Purdue University offers a...
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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High Expectations, Disappointing Experience

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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

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Jupiter, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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 a +24 handicap and shot much better than expected (88). I did not find the... More 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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 first-class run that requires your A-game. Look forward to my next visit.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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.

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Wesr Lafayette, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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.

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Address: 1300 Cherry Lane, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, IN
Phone Number: +1 765-494-3139
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette

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