In the April edition of the Indiana Business Magazine, the magazine covered their readers favorite 18 courses. Here are some of the things they had to say that explain the selection process, as well as what they had to say about Purgatory.
“In Past years, we’ve interviewed golf pros and studied the slope ratings to uncover Indiana’s greatest golf challenges and best golf holes. This year, we asked readers to weigh in.”
“Throughout last year’s golf season we invited Hoosier golfers to visit our Web site and vote for their favorite Indiana courses. We also urged them to share with us the reasons behind their choices, and we’ve included some of their comments below.
“The top 18 courses our readers honored include many longtime favorites as well as some newer entries. Not surprising, Hoosier Pete Dye created a number of our top 18, while other designers with multiple picks include Tom Fazio and Donald Ross. Following are our readers favorites in alphabetical order…”
“Purgatory Golf Club Noblesville Donald Ross may have said that golf should not be a penance, but how about spending time in Purgatory? Though it has a pitchfork in its logo, Purgatory Golf Club also likes to share a Golf Digest review that calls it a “slice of heaven despite its name.”
“From the back tees it’s 7,754 yards, making it the state’s longest course. And its 130-plus bunkers are a distinctive feature. But in spite of its length, the Ron Kern design’s most famous hole is No. 17, dubbed “Hell’s Half-Acre.” Though it’s just a 173-yard par 3, the green is surrounded by roughly two acres of sand.”
Indiana’s Best Golf, Our readers pick their favorites, Indiana Business Magazine, April 2005.