The Rawls Course in Lubbock, designed by Tom Doak and owned and operated by Texas Tech University, has been named the third-best college course in the country by Turfnet magazine, a publication for golf course superintendents:
The recognition is the latest in a long list that includes mentions in Golfweek (No. 3 collegiate course nationally), Golf Magazine (No. 2 affordable course in the U.S. and No. 23 among the top 50 golf courses nationally for $50 or less).
Yale Golf Club topped the list, followed by Taconic Golf Course at Williams College and The Rawls Course, respectively. Ohio State's Scarlet Course, home to the 2002 NCAA Men's Championships, is fourth, while The Orchards at Mount Holyoke College is fifth. University Ridge Golf Course (Wisconsin), Stanford Golf Club, Colbert Hills (Kansas State), Warren Golf Club (Notre Dame) and the University of Michigan Golf Course round out the top 10.
The Rawls Course is the newest course to make the list, having opened in 2003. The course is open to the public, but serves as the home to both the men's and women's teams at Texas Tech. In its young life, The Rawls Course has hosted the women's Big 12 championship, a women's NCAA regional, USGA qualifiers and AJGA tournaments.
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