February 15, 1999
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The upgrades and improvements at Purdue's Birck
Boilermaker Golf Complex continue in 1999. After opening the Kampen
Course last summer, the Athletic Department improved other facets of
the complex over the winter. As a result of the commitment to
continuously upgrade facilities, playing rates will be evaluated
annually to sustain the improved courses.
"We're excited to have our first golfers of the season," said Devon
Brouse, Purdue's director of golf operations. "For the first time,
our entire complex will be on line this summer." The practice range
(opening May 1999), short game practice area and practice putting
green are all new in 1999. "From big improvements like the practice
areas, to more subtle changes like landscaping and an improved snack
bar menu, golfers will have a great experience on Purdue's campus,"
Many of the improvements at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex are
designed to help boost the profile of Purdue's intercollegiate golf
program. This spring, the Kampen Course will host the Women's Big Ten
Championships. Purdue then hosts the Men's Big Ten Championships in
2000. In addition to the Big Ten tournaments, Devon Brouse has landed
some other high-profile junior tournaments. "Tournaments like the
USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying and the 2000 Western Boy's Junior are
great recruiting tools and enhance the reputation of your facilities.
The tournaments are also nice building blocks for greater tournament
opportunities down the road," said Brouse.
Keeping the courses maintained at a high level will be a challenge.
The increased rates for the new season are designed to help Purdue
meet that obligation. "We now have one of the best university golf
facilities in the country," commented Morgan Burke, Purdue's athletic
director. "Ensuring it stays in top condition is our first priority."
The new rates were based on the projected number of rounds and the
likely maintenance and operating costs. The rates were also compared
with similar Central Indiana courses and golf facilities at other
universities, to ensure Purdue's rates were in line. "Our rate
philosophy is simple: the golf courses should be fun to play, well
maintained and priced reasonably - but still self sufficient," said
Burke. "We also have to remember our mission to keep rounds as
affordable as possible for students. Because of that, student rates
are subsidized to a degree by the general public and staff."
The new rates are effective March 1, 1999 until February 28, 2000.
The courses will be open for play as weather permits. For complete
rate and tee time information, call the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
at (765) 494-3139.
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Rate Summary
Effective March 1, 1999 to February 28, 2000
Season Pass Rates Ackerman Hills Kampen
Birck Complex Season Pass $2,000 (pass for both courses)
Public - Individual $700 n/a
Public - Senior $450 n/a
Staff $560 n/a
Staff - Retired $350 n/a
Student $350 n/a
Daily Green Fees Ackerman Hills Kampen
Weekends (F - Su) and Holidays
Public - 18 Holes $25 $55
Staff - 18 Holes $21 $47
Student - 18 Holes $18 $34
Weekdays (M - Th)
Public - 18 Holes $18 $48
Staff - 18 Holes $16 $41
Student - 18 Holes $12 $30
1. n/a = not available
2. All Kampen Course rates include a golf cart, which is required. For
detailed rates, including spouse, dependent and short season rates,
call the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex at (765) 494-3194.