By Josh Alsip on June 19, 2020
Visit Indiana Golf is highlighting the best 18 golf holes from 18 different public golf courses across the Hoosier State. Hole #17 of Indiana’s Signature 18 is located on the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana. Noblesville is a charming town located on the northeast side of Indy.
You don’t have to be a low-handicap golfer to enjoy Purgatory Golf Club, but you do have to love a challenge. Stretched out over 218 acres, this links-style course has something for all skill levels and provides a glorious golf experience that will keep you coming back. Live dangerously by hitting over and around more than 130 bunkers, each filled with white, crushed limestone. Strategic golfers can avoid most of the bunkers, however there are enough obstacles in the way of the cup to keep it fun and interesting.
The most pronounced bunkering occurs on the 17th hole, which is the “signature hole” at Purgatory. The 17th hole (named Hell’s Half Acre) is a par 3 with an island green. The putting surface on the 17th is surrounded by two acres of sand. An ace here would be unforgettable, a birdie memorable and a par impressive.