Top 10 College Golf Courses

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GolfChannel.com polled more than 160 college golf coaches to determine the best college courses in America. You may agree with the ranking or you may not. But, one thing is for sure: it’s a heck of a lot better than the BCS.

 

georgia no 13

No. 10 – University of Georgia Golf Course

Type: Public

Architect: Robert Trent Jones (redesigned by Davis Love III and Mark Davis)

Yardage (Par): 7,240 (71)

Proximity to campus: 3.0 miles

Phone: 706-369-5739

Web site: www.golfcourse.uga.edu

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'It's a Robert Trent Jones design that Davis Love III made even better when he re-did the greens a few years ago.'

university ridge golf course

No. 9 – Wisconsin (University Ridge)

Type: Public

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Yardage (Par): 7,259 (72)

Proximity to campus: 7.5 miles

Phone: 608-845-7700

Web site: www.universityridge.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'Great Robert Trent Jones layout, team practice area.'

texas golf club

No. 8 – University of Texas Golf Club

Type: Private

Architects: Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell

Yardage (Par): 7,412 (71)

Proximity to campus: 22.4 miles

Phone: 512-266-6464

Web site: www.utgolfclub.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: '7,412 yds, enhanced by UT Alumni professional golfers with design improvements, built with college golf in mind.'

unc finley

No. 7 – North Carolina (Finley)

Type: Public

Architect: Tom Fazio

Yardage (Par): 7,091 (72)

Proximity to campus: 0.8 miles

Phone: 919-962-2349

Web site: www.uncfinley.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'Course design by Tom Fazio, great condition, minutes from center of campus.'

the course at yale

No. 6 – The Course at Yale

Type: Private

Architect: Charles Blair Macdonald

Yardage (Par): 6,749 (70)

Proximity to campus: 3.1 miles

Phone: 203-392-2376

Web site: www.thecourseatyale.org

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'Yale is a classic pre-modern design that provides the golfer with a lot of unique shots he or she doesn't normally see, and has only gotten better with age.'

Duke University Golf Club

No. 5 – Duke University Golf Club

Type: Public

Architect: Robert Trent Jones (redesign by Rees Jones)

Yardage (Par): 7,045 (72)

Proximity to campus: 0.8 miles

Phone: 919-681-2288

Web site: www.golf.duke.edu

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'Course is very traditional, very fun to play yet very challenging.'

 purdue no 7

No. 4 – Purdue (Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex)

Type: Public

Architect: Pete Dye

Yardage (Par): 7,465 (72)

Proximity to campus: 0.9 miles

Phone: 765-494-3139

Web site: www.purduegolf.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'It is a true University golf course. It is conveniently located to campus and has hosted numerous national events [including the 2008 NCAA Championships].'

 stanford golf course

No. 3 – Stanford Golf Course

Type: Private (must be a student, faculty or member of the alumni association)

Architect: William Bell and George C. Thomas, Jr.

Yardage (Par): 6,727 (70)

Proximity to campus: 1.4 miles

Phone: 650-723-0755

Web site: www.stanfordgolfcourse.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'It has withstood the test of time and I’ve yet to experience any collegiate players who haven’t enjoyed competing on it.'

University of Oklahoma Karsten Creek

No. 2 – Oklahoma State (Karsten Creek)

Type: Public

Architect: Tom Fazio

Yardage (Par): 7,402 (72)

Proximity to campus: 6.5 miles

Phone: 405-743-1658

Web site: www.karstencreek.net

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'Extreme length requiring accuracy coupled with very difficult undulating, fast greens. A relentless test of golf.'

 

Ohio State University Scarlet Course

No. 1 – Ohio State University Golf Club

Type: Semi-private (Must be a student, faculty or member of the alumni association)

Architect: Alister MacKenzie (restored by Jack Nicklaus)

Yardage (Par): 7,455 (71)

Proximity to campus: 3.4 miles

Phone: 614-459-4653

Web site: www.ohiostategolfclub.com

Remarks from an anonymous coach: 'The OSU Scarlet Course has always exceeded my expectations as a coach. The golf course provides the ideal level of difficulty for college golf. The proximity to campus is also a plus.'