No ladies, no kids, no corporate board meetings, just acres and acres of pristine, rolling hills with an elusive little white ball giving the guys an endless supply of material for jokes and stories.
On DAY ONE of your escape, drop into the Sunrise Diner downtown and fuel up with an omelet the size of your plate. Then head to West Lafayette and tee off at Hale Irwin designed, Coyote Crossing. Named 2005 Indiana “Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association, and a 4 1/2 star rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”. Hale Irwin himself would agree as he describes the course as “near perfect, with views of open meadows and mature wooded areas.”
Reward the winner by letting him buy a round at Lafayette Brewing Company. Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted ales brewed in the Old World tradition that make the perfect complement to the tasty pub fare and live entertainment served up at this award winning restaurant.
DAY TWO you’ll need to grab a coffee at Star City Coffee & Ale House before heading over for an early tee time at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex at Purdue University. Play Ackerman-Allen, the newest re-design by Pete Dye himself. This 18-hole, parkland-style golf course will be unlike any other. If you’re looking for a course to challenge even the highest level of golfer, try Purdue’s Pete Dye designed, 18-hole, par-72 Kampen Course. This links style course will serve up plenty of sand all around the Celery Bog. Those who are willing to take on a double Dye challenge will play all 36 holes with lunch in between at the clubhouse.
Every 36-hole day deserves a hearty shepherd’s pie or fish and chips pared with an Irish beer at Nine Irish Brothers.
DAY THREE it’s off for a short but worthwhile drive Southwest to Harrison Hills Golf and Country Club. Ranked by GolfWeek Magazine “3rd Best Affordable Golf Course in Indiana”, this 18-hole championship course, laid out on over 200 acres of rolling hills with spectacular views, offers bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Harrison Hills will make you forget you are surround by corn fields.
Still not enough??? There is still plenty of putting and driving that can be done during a visit to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact us for a complete listing of facilities.