Awards & Media Coverage


Honors our course has received:

  • Indiana Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year 2016
  • America’s Top 50 Courses for Women/2013, # 33
  •, A Quick 9: Best Public Courses in Indiana, Purgatory Golf Club is named #2
  • Golf Digest: Best in State Rankings list, 2012
  • America’s Top 50 Courses for Women by Golf Digest / Golf Digest Woman, March 2010, 2011, 2012
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest Magazine
  • Top 50 Public Courses, Readers Choice Awards 2009, Golf World Magazine
  • Top 50 Courses for Women by Golf For Women Magazine 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • #1 course in the state, Golf Week Magazine
  • Host course to the 2007 Indiana State Open Championship
  • Best place to take out-of-towners, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
  • Top 10 courses in the state of Indiana, Golf Digest 2001 – 2012
  • Best new golf course, Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Best of the Best, Best Value (under $70), Golf For Women Magazine
  • Indiana’s Best Golf, readers pick Purgatory as one of their favorite 18 courses, Indiana Business Magazine
  • Top 25 courses in the Midwest, Great Lakes Golf Magazine
  • ADDY award, 1999 American Advertising Awards, Visual/Audio Elements – Logo/Trademark Design

Media Coverage 2012: PURGATORY: This may be the most visually stunning course in the state. Despite the name there’s plenty of fun to be had on the 218-acre layout (perhaps less so if you’re so bold as to play from the 7,754 yard Purgatory tees). Pay heed to the 173-yard, par-3 17th. While the green itself is large, you must navigate over a sea of sand to reach it. ($45-$75,, 35 minutes from Carmel)


The article’s only image was of our 17th hole.