Archive for the ‘Programs’ Category

Announcing our New Twilight Practice and Play Program

By: Aaron Konold on March 4th, 2015


DP_PUR44963 Twilight Practice and Play Flyer


Whether you are a Hogan disciple “The secret is in the dirt” or a Lombardi disciple “practice does not make perfect.  Only perfect practice makes perfect.”


They both agree to get your best results you need to practice along with playing.  With that in mind we are happy to introduce our player development program, called the Twilight Practice and Play Program.


The benefits of the 2015 Twilight Practice and Play Program are:

  • Access to the driving range daily after 4:00 p.m.
  • Access to Twilight Golf after 5:00 p.m. for a $15 access fee
  • Bring a friend or three – Guests fees are available for $25 each
  • Monthly supervised range sessions


All this for $299.00


Now the fine print:

  • Access times change based on daylight and seasonality – only earlier not later
    • Range access will be at least 3.5 hours before sunset
    • Course access will be at least 2.5 hours before sunset
    • Range is only available March 15 – October 31st
      • Range and course are dependent on weather conditions
    • Golf is available until December 31st
    • Program is only for individuals and range balls are not permitted to be shared


The highlights of our Practice Facilities


Our bent grass driving range tee has been professional leveled to ensure level lies, perfect conditions to promote perfect practice.  The range has strategically placed target greens and bunkers so you may replicate drives and approaches.  As we know hitting it in the fairway is important for your score.  Our 4 acres short game area is built so you can practice almost any shot that you will face out on the course up to 70 yards.  The 7000 square foot putting green is undulated very similar to our greens on the course.  Many have boasted that we may have the best practice facility in Central Indiana.


If you have any questions about the Twilight Practice and Play program please call the golf shop at 317.776.4653 or email me at

Purgatory’s Devotional Pass

By: Aaron Konold on February 24th, 2015

One of the major reasons that people state when ask why they don’t play more golf is:  the cost.


Our new loyalty program takes the starch out of this excuse.  The Devotional Pass is for the dedicated and loyal golfer of Purgatory Golf Club.  Since golf is almost a religious experience to some of us the card is aptly named, we are rewarding our frequent players


The Devotional Pass Benefits

  • One round included in the cost
  • 20% off Green fee and cart fee until you earn 10 points
    • Each 18 hole rack rate round is worth 2 points
    • Each 9 hole round and Super twilight round is worth 1 point
  • 40% off Green fee and Cart fee once you have 11 points or more
  • Access to twilight and Super twilight 1 hour early
  • $50 off Range memberships
  • Access to Member Only Events and Specials


All this for $89.00


The fine print –

  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays are blacked out until 11:00 am
    • 20% discount is still applicable
  • Devotional Pass discounts apply to cardholders only
  • No Show Tee Times are subject to a $25 fee


Senior Devotional Pass

  • One round included in the cost
  • 15% off Green fee and cart fee until you earn 10 points
    • Each 18 hole rack rate round is worth 2 points
    • Each 9 hole round and Super twilight round is worth 1 point
  • 20% off Green fee and Cart fee once you have 11 points or more
  • Access to twilight and Super twilight 1 hour early
  • $50 off Range memberships
  • Access to Member Only Events and Specials

All this for $59.00

The fine print

  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays senior rates are not applicable
    • 20% discount is still applicable off regular rates
  • Devotional Pass discounts apply to cardholders only
  • No Show Tee Times are subject to a $25 fee


If you have any questions about the pass program please call the golf shop at 317.776.4653 or email me at

Why I love Golf

By: Aaron Konold on February 10th, 2015

Being that this is Valentine’s week I thought I would share some of the reasons why I love golf.  Why I enjoy being around the game so much that I made it my career.

The People

Someone once said about baseball that the real action happens between pitches, my interpretation is that they were speaking about the interaction of the spectators.  Golf is virtually the same you can spend hours with someone in a relaxed environment, you can learn more about a person in a round of golf than years spent in casual dinners and days in the office.  There is a high amount of time between shots where you can learn about your playing companions.  The game will bring out your true character, and you will see how you and other people act and react to challenging situations.

Sport for life

Though out the years it amazes me how wide of age variances have been of the golfing groups that I have enjoyed playing in.  When I was in my twenties I routinely played with people in their seventies.  I was given advice and taught lessons that I apply in my life today.  I’m hard pressed to think of an activity where everyone can play together regardless of age, strength, natural ability.  When I retire I want to play daily!

The competition

You can play with people that have different abilities and still come-up with a fair game.  Even if they do not want to participate competitively, you are always competing against the course and yourself.

Being outside

There is nothing better than getting outside and getting some physical and mental stimulation.

The frustration

The game cannot be mastered, even when you are playing well, in your mind you could always shave strokes off of your score.  Hitting a great drive only to hit the worst approach shot of the day.  It is amazing how I routinely walk off a green shaking my head at what just happened, you have to be kidding!  All I want to do is play the hole again, I know I can improve.

Giving back

The PGA Tour gives more to charity in a year, than the other 4 major sports combined.  Once you start adding up all the charity golf outings it is amazing how golf supports people in need and worthy causes.  If this is the year you want to raise money for a charity near and dear to your heart, contact us we will help you exceed your dreams of a great event.

Hitting it pure

Oh what a feeling, I’ve found the secret, God please let me be able to repeat it!  It may be the only good shot I hit all day but I know I have it in me.  Can I clear the water hazard 250 yards away? Heck yes, my reasoning I have done it before, I have it in me.

Daily variation

Even if you play the same course everyday it is never the same: course conditions change, the wind is different, the hole location is moved, and the hole length can be altered depending on weather factors.  It is never the same, and unfortunately neither is my swing.

Watching golf on T.V.

There is something exciting about watching golf on T.V. especially if you have played the venue in the past.  I would sign-up for softball if we could play at Wrigley Field, what a great place to hang-out after the game.

It’s Fun

Try not to smile when you make a long putt, hit it close or bomb it down the fairway, It is nearly impossible!

Contact Us

I encourage each and every one of you to find your own reason to love the game.  If you are like me and are already in love with the game, Purgatory Golf Club offers annual memberships to the course and range, call the golf shop at 317.776.4653 ext. 1 for information or email me at


Don’t forward this to my wife – this is a longer love letter than I have sent her in 19 years of marriage.

Alan Hinds on Love and Golf

By: Tony Adragna on February 7th, 2014


Alan Hinds, the Hamilton County Amateur Tournament Chairman, wrote a very interesting piece on the Visit Hamilton County blog.

His post spoke of the increase of couples playing golf together, and thoughts from both males and females about it.

To read the entire post, click here.


By: Aaron Konold on June 23rd, 2013




113 Top Women Golfers Entered.


The 36 hole Indiana PGA Women’s Open will be held at Purgatory GC June 26-27 with 113 golfers competing.

The event gets under way at 8 am off both the front and back sides. Par is 72 with course set up of 6,008 yards

While the event is listed at the Women’s PGA Open, the field is dominated by top amateurs from across the state.

In all, 16 Hamilton County golfers are entered led by amateur Brooke Beegle of Fishers, winner of the IWGA’s Match Play Championship last month. Brittney Kelly, also from Fishers, is the area’s lone professional in the field.

Kristi Cardwell, now a professional at Kokomo Country Club, is the defending champion.

Spectator admission is free.

Top 50 Courses for Women

By: purgatorygolf on June 13th, 2013

Getting ready to go on the golf course


The July issue of Golf Digest just arrived, and Purgatory once again made it onto the list America’s Top 50 Courses for Women/2013! We even moved up one spot from #34 to #33.

Two new sets of combo tees help all golfers “tee it forward.”

We have been on the list every year it has come out since 2003. It’s a huge honor, and I always drop everything I am doing when they call with their list of questions.

It’s great to walk into a golf shop and be greated by a welcoming staff and a sea of stylish women’s apparel and gear. But for a course to be Top-50 material, we need to see great programs for women, flexible playing options (nine-hole loops, or even shorter) and a progressive design philosophy that treats women who evaluate courses for this ranking pay special attention to tee options and design. Each layout on our top 50 has at least one set of tees less than 5,300 yards, two sets with Slope and Course Ratings for women, and minimal or no forced carries from the forward tees.


The ideal layout challenges long hitters yet delivers a fun round for average players. Quality course conditions are important too, and it’s a plus to have lots of amenities.


This year we welcome eight newcomers. It’s not that we don’t love the others, but more and more courses are embracing the “tee it forward” and “time for nine” zeitgeist. As they’ve added shorter tees (typically about 4,700 yards), the ones with forward tees closer to 5,300 yards aren’t as appealing.


Men’s Night Series 2013

By: purgatorygolf on April 10th, 2013

Alan Mike Mark on green

If It’s a Major, It’s a Men’s Night!

Noblesville…Purgatory Golf Club has announced its 2013 Men’s Night schedule. The monthly nine hole special coincides with the Thursday starts of major golf tournaments.

The first event is scheduled for April 11, the first day of the Masters.

The monthly nine hole event is open to all and begins with a shotgun start. Golfers set their own groups, play their own tees and select their own game. Singles and twosomes can be paired. Players return to the clubhouse for complimentary food.

Men’s Nights at Purgatory include free range balls, nine holes of golf with cart, complimentary food, beverage specials, door prizes, course contests and a chance to win a free round in the golf pool. The fee is $35.

Call the pro shop at 776-4653 no later than the Wednesday before the event to reserve a tee slot.

“Our schedule is easy to remember.  If it’s a Thursday of a major golf event, we are having a Men’s Night. Call no later than the day before to set reserve a tee slot,” said Jon Stutz, head professional.

The 2013 schedule.

April 11, The Masters. Shotgun start at 5:30 pm off the back nine. Ball skipping contest across the putting green pond, 4:30 pm.

May 9, The Players Championship. Shotgun start at 6 pm. Three Putt contest on the putting green, 5 pm.

June 13, the US Open. Shotgun start at 6 pm. Noblesville’s Carmack’s Cigars hosts their popular cigar buffet. “Big Like Buffalo”, a distance and accuracy driving contest with amateur and senior amateur divisions, is a 5 pm

July 18, the British Open. Shotgun start at 6 pm off the back nine.  It is a fish & chips theme.  Fishing from the putting green pond opens at 4 pm. Chipping contest at 4:45 pm. The after play buffet is Chef Tom’s famous Fish and Chips dinner.

August 8, the PGA.  Shotgun start at 5:30 pm. Sixth Annual Tommy Bolt Club Throwing contest at 5 pm.  End of summer patio party with live music at 8:30 pm.

September 19, the Tour Championship. Shotgun start at 5:00 pm off the back nine. Football Golf, a special 3-person scramble team event.

“It’s a totally a man’s golf event—playing a top rated golf course with friends, great food and beverages in a collegial clubhouse setting, contests, golf pools, and catching the recap of the day’s major golf event on the flat panels,” added Stutz.