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Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex - Kampen Course

 

1202 Cherry Lane    West Lafayette    IN 47907   765.494.3139

 

Course Designer : Pete Dye  Head Golf Pro : Daniel M. Ross  Course Superintendent : James Scott

 

 
 
Public Course - Call for Membership Information Top Ten Indiana Courses Top Collegiate Venue Tees,

Fairways - Bent, Bent Greens - Bent; Ratings (handicap/slope) Greens Fee: 18 Holes - $57 with cart Black 76.5/145 White 73.3/138 Gold 70.1/128 .

Caddie's Summary:. The Kampen Course is undoubtedly one of the five most challenging courses in Indiana - and a beautiful course as well. At 7272yd from the tips (Black tees), fairways are tight and approach shots difficult into complex greens. How this course wasn't placed in Golf Digest's Top Ten is incomprehensible. The site showcases the Pete Dye design and is complete with cat-tailed ponds, fescue grass rough, tight water hazards and large, undulating greens. Although the course has many new trees planted strategically, the overall feel is of a mature course. As a public course, this has to be one of the best around, and for overall challenge and playability, the course should be trialed by all golfers in the area or passing through. Layout and course condition appear as a private club, with public courses rarely displaying the benefits of beauty, challenge and condition. The Complex also has an 18 hole course (nice, but not as formidable as the Kampen Course) named Ackerman Hills adjacent to Kampen.

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Hole
 
Yardage Photo
From Tees
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Landing Area to Green
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Approach/Green
Caddie Tips
#1
Par 4
HC - 12
Black 387
White 368
Gold 349
Long hitters must align to left edge of fairway - bunkers cutting off right 2/3 of fairway begin at 134yd from Center Green (CG). Approach to a 33yd deep green angling left. Ridge off left bunker at 20% depth releases right or long over the top. Slight mound at 40% depth on the right releases left. Slight mound on left at 75% depth slopes to the front.
#2
Par 3
HC - 16
Black 169
White 151
Gold 138
Par 3 to a 48yd deep green. Large mound on left edge at 10% releases hard right or long over the top. Back 50% of the green slopes gently to the front. Smaller mounds on the left edge at 65% and 90% depth slopes to the front, right or long over the top.
#3
Par 4
HC - 6
Black 471
White 443
Gold 401
n/a At 190yd from CG, left edge of fairway begins to narrow. Drives past that need to play to the right half of the fairway. Bunker on the right ends at 148yd from CG. Approach to a 41yd deep green angling left. Slight mound on left edge at 10% depth releases long. Ridge across green from 70% depth on left edge to 75% depth on the right edge slopes to the front and to the right and also releases gently long over the top.
#4
Par 5
HC - 8
Black 517
White 475
Gold 458
Fairway slightly narrows on the right at 214yd from CG. Bunkers on the left do not end till 188yd from CG. On the second shot, green is not approachable except in the air. Fairway slants and sharply narrows left beginning at 140yd from CG (anything past that must be played to the left half - over right edge is steep 30yd ridge to heavy rough). Approach to a 30yd deep green. Front 25% is crowned and moderately slopes to the fringes. Ridge on the right edge at 65% slopes to the front or releases long over the top. All of the left edge 3yd in from the fringe is false green.
#5
Par 3
HC - 14
Black 233
White 172
Gold 151
  37yd deep green all slopes gently to the front. Right edge at 10-20% slopes off to the fringe. Ridge across green from 40% on the left edge to 65% on the right edge slopes hard to the front and to the right, and gently long over the top.
#6
Par 5
HC - 2
Black 590
White 562
Gold 481
Carrying any part of the right bunker from Gold or White tees is not practical. Drives should be patient and play to center or left half of the fairway (the small bunker just off left fairway edge is 287yd from CG) Approach to a 48yd deep green angling right. Depression on right edge at 10% pulls to fringe. Mound at 10% depth on the left edge releases right or long over the top. Mid portions of the green slopes left and to the front. Mound on right edge at 75% releases hard left and long over the top.
#7
Par 4
HC - 18
Black 310
White 280
Gold 259
From White tees, golfer is looking at 280yd to CG. Fairway goes either left or right around the 50-60yd wide bunker and rough area. No way to reach the green with the bunker's protection. Best play is to 25yd or more from CG. 28yd deep green horse-shoes around the bunker area (very wide green). Midline (middle of bunker line as well) is a ridge releasing hard left or right. Left half is slightly crowned in the center and slopes to the fringes. Similar on the right - The crown on the right side is 12yd off the right fringe (closer to edge than on the left).
#8
Par 4
HC - 10
Black 370
White 355
Gold 347
At 150yd from CG, fairway begins to narrow sharply and bend right. End of the left edge of the right bunker is at 85yd from CG. From 150-85yd from CG, fairway slants left. 44yd deep green angles left. Large mound on left edge (over bunker) at 25% depth releases hard right and long. Small mounds at 85% depth on both left and right edges slope to the front or to middle green. Right front corner of green releases long. 
#9
Par 4
HC - 4
Black 472
White 421
Gold 405
Long hitter can take the thrill of cutting over the left bunker (ends at 172yd from CG). At 175yd from CG, the right side of the fairway begins its slight bend left. Approach to a 64yd deep green angling right. Front 20% slopes right. Large mound on left edge at 80% slopes to front or right. Smaller ridges on right edge at 70% and 80% depths slope to front and release long over the top. Back half of the green slopes gently to the front and the front half slopes gently to the back.
Par 36 Black 3519
White 3227
Gold 2989
       

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Yardage Photo
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Landing Area to Green
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Approach/Green
Caddie Tips
#10
Par 5
HC - 9
Black 598
White 557
Gold 516
Second tree on the right (maple) is even with the end of the bunker and is 270yd from CG. Fairway bends right at 250yd from CG. as well - so long hitters must hug the bunker. Water comes into play left of fairway at 178yd from CG. Second shots inside 100yd from CG should play to right half as the water slowly cuts into the fairway all the way up to the green. Approach to a narrow 46yd deep green. Front 50% has slight slope to the right. Narrow back 50% slopes gently to the front. Misses long find steep back and possible heavy rough.
#11
Par 4
HC - 7 
Black 472
White 413
Gold 379

Lone maple tree on the right edge of the fairway is 109yd from CG. Bunkers narrow the fairway on the left, so drives at or just inside the maple are ideal. Approach to a 39yd deep green. Front 10% slopes to the front. Mound on left edge at 15% releases long and right. Mound on right edge at 15% depth releases gently left and long. Back 60% slopes to the front. (right half also moderate to the right).

#12
Par 4
HC - 5
Black 471
White 423
Gold 391
  Ridge at left edge of the fairway kicks right but ends at 145yd from CG (where fairway narrows to 29yd wide). Downhill approach to 43yd deep green. Front 10yd is a false green off the front. Rest of the green has a gentle slope to the front. Broad ridge at 65% on the left slopes tot he front, right or long over the top. Slight mound on the right at 90% moves left.
#13
Par 3
HC - 17
Black 196
White 171
Gold 152
  36yd deep green. Water to the front and left. Ridge on front right to 15% depth releases left or long over the top. Broad mound on left edge at 15-30% depth releases right or gently long over the top. Back 50% of the green slopes to the front on the left half and to the left and front on the right half of the green.
#14
Par 4
HC - 11
Black 374
White 318
Gold 309
Fairway has a moderate slant left - so just inside the large tree on the right edge at 88yd from CG plays well. If drives are outside 80yd from CG, the green angles left and the golfer must play over the water hazard. 35yd deep green. Ridge on left edge at 30% depth releases right or long over the top. Ridge on right edge at 60% releases moderate to heavy left and to the front and long over the top. Back 50% on the left half of the green slopes to the right.
#15
Par 4
HC - 13
Black 358
White 345
Gold 322
Massive bunker lip (17ft high) on left ends at 83yd from CG. Fairway slants left s right half of the fairway works best. Approach to a 39yd deep green angling right. Ridges on left and right edges at 30% depth slope to the front, center or long over the top. 50-75% depth slopes moderately to the back right except the very beck left corner which slopes to the back left.
#16
Par 5
HC - 3
Black 604
White 552
Gold 495
Fairway begins to narrow on the right side at 285yd from CG. End of the left bunker is 240yd from CG. Second shots to 170-110yd from CG are to a declining fairway. Approach to an elevated 44yd deep green angling hard right. Front 5% has heavy slope to the front. Ridge on left edge at 55% depth slopes moderately to the front or gently long over the top. Similar ridge on right edge (over bunker) at 65% depth slopes gently to the front left or long over the top.
#17
Par 3
HC - 15
Black 211
White 186
Gold 155
  64yd deep green (usually into the breeze). Immediate water to the right. Large mound on left edge at 10% depth releases hard right or long over the top. Large mound on the left at 50% depth releases hard right and gently long over the top. Another mound on the left at 85% depth releases to the front right. Right 1/2 has gentle sways and back 40% slopes to the front.
#18
Par 4
HC - 1
Black 469
White 431
Gold 389
Fairway begins to slightly narrow on the right at 201yd from CG (point of large tree on the right). Right center fairway best line. Fairway ends on right half at 125yd from CG. Approach to a 46yd deep green. Front 8yd is false green tot he front. 10-25% depth slopes to the right. Ridge on the right at 50% depth slopes to the front or long over the top. Ridge on left at 85% depth slopes to the front and to the right.
Par 36 Black 3734
White 3396
Gold 3108
       
Par 72 Black 7272
White 6623
Gold 6097
       


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