By Josh Alsip on June 15, 2020
Visit Indiana Golf is highlighting the best 18 golf holes from 18 different public golf courses across the Hoosier State. Hole 15 on Indiana’s Signature 18 is found on The Ackerman-Allen Course at Birck Boilermaker in West Lafayette. This course is located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
The Ackerman-Allen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, parkland-style, par 72 championship golf course featuring large bentgrass greens, fairways and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, white sand bunkers and minimal water hazards. Ackerman-Allen offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,500 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards.
The 15th hole at the Ackerman-Allen Course is one of the strongest and longest par 4’s in the state of Indiana, as it measures more than 400 yards from four of the five tees. This is not surprising, as it is ranked as the most difficult hole on this course. For many players, par will usually be secured with a greenside chip and a putt. Finding this green in regulation is worthy of a fist-pump celebration.
The Ackerman-Allen Course at Birck Boilermaker is one of seven different courses on Indiana’s Pete Dye Golf Trail. Pete Dye is considered one of the greatest golf architects and he called Indiana home. Take the Pete Dye Golf Trail Challenge for a special golf experience. Complete all seven courses on Indiana’s Pete Dye Golf Trail and receive an official pin flag – and bragging rights for life!