January 28th 2014 - Ackerman Hills will undergo a
major renovation that will upgrade it to a championship-level facility and earn
it inclusion on the Pete Dye Trail.
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are some frequently asked questions about the project:
is the course being renovated?
upgrades will modify the course to make it more appealing to a wider range of
players while maintaining its current parkland style and addressing several
agronomic issues and a deteriorating irrigation system. Furthermore, the
upgraded course will be a practice and competition resource for Purdue’s
nationally ranked golf programs, with the entire Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
ranking second to none among collegiate facilities.
is the timetable for the project?
project will begin on the western-most nine holes during the late summer or
early fall of 2014, allowing the nine eastern holes to remain playable through
the end of the 2014 football season. The entire course will be closed in 2015
and reopen during the late spring of 2016.
football game-day parking be affected?
game-day parking will not be affected and will, in fact, be enhanced by the
upgrades to the course drainage.
is designing the upgrades?
Dye, regarded as the father of modern golf course
architecture, has agreed to donate his design services. He previously designed
Course at Purdue, which is widely regarded as one of the top
collegiate courses in the nation, having hosted the 2003 NCAA Women’s
Championships and the 2008 NCAA Men’s Championships.
is the Pete Dye Trail?
Pete Dye Trail presently consists of seven golf courses throughout Indiana,
including Purdue’s Kampen Course, and combines challenging courses and unique