Ackerman-Allen Course Opening
New Pete Dye designed Ackerman-Allen Course to open June 8, 2016
"As a person who calls Indiana home, I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to build two of the finest university courses in the country at Purdue" - Pete Dye
After much anticipation, Purdue University is excited to announce that the new Ackerman-Allen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex will open to the public on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
The Ackerman-Allen Course - formerly the Purdue South Course and Ackerman Hills - was originally designed by Indiana Golf Hall of Famer Bill Diddle and built in 1934. The course was modified in 1968 by Larry Packard to accommodate the expansion of the Tower Acres residential area. It was further developed from 1996 to 1998 as part of the opening of the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Now, under the creative magic of world-renowed golf course architect Pete Dye who donated his services, the new Ackerman-Allen Course has modern turf varieties, drainage, and irrigation, but most importantly, an enhanced layout that is both enjoyable and challenging to players of all abilities.
The renovation was conceived by alumnus Jim Ackerman and Purdue director of golf Devon Brouse, and was made possible by major gifts from the Ackerman family as well as Samuel R. Allen (a Purdue golf team member in the mid-1970s), Mike and Kay Birck, and Fred Fehsenfeld. The Purdue Athletics Department will seek Board of Trustees approval to rename the facility the Ackerman-Allen Course. Upon reopening, the course will be included on the Pete Dye Golf Trail, which presently consists of seven unique and challenging golf courses throughout Indiana, including Purdue's Kampen Course.
It was Pete's desire to respect the Purdue South Golf Course tradition while giving the university and our local community, along with the Boilermaker golf programs, the very best collegiate golf facilities in the country. These changes to a historic golf course are a tremendously exciting development for Purdue and for our community. We look forward to helping make Greater Lafayette one of Indiana's premier golf destinations and invite you to come out to enjoy the new 'Purdue Golf Experience'.
News Source: Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman-Allen
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