Described as one of the finest nine hole courses in North America, Culver Academies takes great pride in being stewards of a Langford and Moreau course design. This exceptional course was created almost a century ago by noted Golden Age golf architects William Langford and Theodore Moreau and restored in 2015 to reveal unique features that have been hidden by years of neglect.
Nestled between Lake Maxinkuckee and Culver Woodcraft Camp, the nine hole course is home to the boys and girls golf teams and the Academies' community.
Langford and Moreau are renowned in golfing history for their incredibly inventive use of the Midwestern landscape as their canvas for truly challenging courses. Their courses demand, but also nurture, excellence at the sport.
The restored course challenges our competitive golfers and rewards their excellent shotmaking skills, as well as provides superior facilities for novice golfers to improve their abilities – all while they enjoy the game and learn traditional golf values. The course is literally the landscape in which our students and campers will build skills, strength, character, teamwork and camaraderie.
The course also includes a practice area complete with a driving range, short game areas, and putting green, as well as a beautiful new Golf House.
Culver also offers state-of-the-art indoor golf simulators for use by our student-athletes during the cold Indiana winters.
To be authorized for play, students, alumni, and employees must obtain an official bag tag. Guests are allowed to play when accompanied by an authorized student, alumni, or employee. Bag tags should be obtained in advance by contacting the Facilities Department (574-842-7500). The bag tag will identify those who are authorized to play on the Culver course. (Facilities may be contacted between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.)
Hours of Operation
The course will be closed any time the boys and girls golf teams are using the faciltiy for both practice and matches.
Otherwise, the course will be open from sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday. A Course Ranger will be on site during that time to monitor course conditions and traffic.
During Summer Camp, the course is closed from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The course will close for the winter months between November and April each year.
- Play between dawn and dusk
- No smoking
- No alcoholic beverages
- No loitering
- All guests must be accompanied by a student, alumni, or employee
Cart Usage Rules
Carts are to stay in the rough whenever possible and are to be no closer than 25 yards to the green and 10 yards from the tees. Utilize the 90 degree rule when taking a cart to your ball in the fairway. After executing your shot, return to the rough to drive to your next shot.