(NOBLESVILLE, IN) – Purgatory Golf Club Purgatory Golf Club, ranked a “Top 50 Public Courses in
America” by Golf World magazine, has been named the 2016 “Indiana Golf Course
of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).
than 40 minutes north of Indianapolis, Purgatory bested more than 500 golf
courses in the Hoosier state to earn top honors. The NGCOA praised the family-owned, public club
for consistently delivering amazing golf experiences, highly dedicated and
impactful management, and contributions to more than 100 charities.
no one more deserving of this award than owners’ Mike and Tenna Merchent and
their stellar team,” says Donna Deno, Executive Director of the Indiana Golf
Course Owners Association. “Every day
they treat golfers to their vision of ‘heaven on earth;’ Purgatory Golf Club is
a cornerstone to the pantheon of great Indiana courses.”
NGCOA honor follows Purgatory being named among “America’s Top 50 Courses for
Women” and “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest. It has also hosted every major Indiana Golf
Association championship, including the 2014 State Amateur and 2013 Women’s
Under Billy Casper Golf management since April
of 2014, Purgatory is known for the shortest (4,562 yards) and longest (7,754
yards) layout in Indiana. Spread across
218 acres of breathtaking landscape, local architect Ron Kern meticulously designed
each hole to ensure golfers of all ability levels fully enjoy their rounds.
more than 125 white-sand bunkers and tall native grasses lining fairways and
greens, Purgatory is as beautiful as it is challenging. Among its unforgettable holes is the
medium-length par-3 17th, dubbed “Hell’s Half Acre,” which requires a precise
approach to avoid two acres of bunkers guarding the green.
doesn’t take guests very long to feel the love and care that went into to the
design of Purgatory Golf Club,” says Brian Rhodes, General Manager of Purgatory
Golf Club. “We’re home to a unique,
links-style experience unmatched in the Midwest that truly offers something
special every time you tee it up.”
world-class experience extends past the golf course. Local golfers flock to its comprehensive
practice facility that includes a 7,000 square-foot putting green, 10,000
square-foot chipping area and expansive driving range. Affectionately named “The Lodge,” the warm
clubhouse invites guests to relax on comfortable, hand-crafted furniture,
congregate before and after rounds at “The Confessional” bar, and enjoy various
catered events in the banquet hall that accommodates 225 guests.
information: www.purgatorygolf.com, 317.776.4653.