Purdue’s Ackerman Hills and Kampen courses are among the finest college golf courses in the country. Purdue has hosted the men’s NCAA championships three times, most recently in 2008, and in 2024 the Kampen course will host an NCAA regional once again:
“We are honored and excited to be chosen to host another NCAA Regional,” head men’s golf coach Rob Bradley said. “The last regional we hosted in 2017 was a showcase for our course, our incredible grounds crew and our university, and the event generated a lot of buzz for the work that was put into it.” Kampen Course is considered one of the elite collegiate golf courses in America. Designed by the late Pete Dye in 1996 and opened in 1998, the course has previously hosted the 2003 NCAA Women’s Golf National Championships, the 2008 NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships and most recently the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championships.
Purdue is, of course, a noted golf school. Of the three NCAA national championships that Purdue athletics has won two are in golf: the 1961 men’s championship (which Purdue hosted and some guy named Jack Nicklaus won the individual title) and the 2010 women’s championship. Purdue’s women were also NCAA runner-up in 2007 and 2011. Fred Wampler (1950) and Joe Campbell (1955) won individual men’s National Championships while Maria Hernandez won the women’s individual title in 2009.