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Oct. 25, 2010

2010 Golfweek's Best Campus Courses list

Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin's University Ridge Golf Course was ranked the sixth best campus course in the 2010 Golfweek rankings of Best Campus Courses. The Course at Yale took top honors followed by Williams College, Washington State, Texas Tech and Stanford.

UW's course was the top course among the Big Ten Conference schools which also had the most courses of any conference on the list. Ohio State's Scarlet Course was ninth; Michigan was 12th; the Kampen Course at Purdue was 17th, and Finkbine Golf Course at Iowa was 25th.

Golfweek
’s Best Campus Courses list includes 30 courses in 22 states. The list includes private schools and large state universities as well as the service academies.

North Carolina's Research Triangle had the highest concentration of collegiate courses in the same area starting with the course at Duke which ranked No. 10. N.C. State was No. 22 and UNC was No. 24. Two service academies were also ranked with the Air Force Academy at No. 20 and the Naval Academy at No. 26.

Courses considered by Golfweek for the Best Campus Courses list need to provide preferential access for students, faculty and alumni. Students receive a price break at University Ridge. It was mentioned in the article that Oklahoma State’s Karsten Creek would have been considered among the top 30 but it is operated as an upscale daily-fee course with no preferences for access. Karsten Creek will host the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship in June.


2010 Golfweek’s Best: Campus Courses


1. The Course at Yale  7.43
Yale, New Haven, Conn.
1926, C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor

2. Taconic Golf Club  6.88
Williams, Williamstown, Mass.
1927, Wayne Stiles

3. Palouse Ridge Golf Club   6.83
Washington State, Pullman, Wash.
2008, John Harbottle

4. The Rawls Course  6.47
Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texa
2003, Tom Doak

5. Stanford Golf Course     5.92
Stanford, Stanford, Calif.
1930, W. Bell, J. Harbottle, G. Thomas Jr.

6. University Ridge Golf Course  
     5.90
Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
1991, Robert Trent Jones Jr.

7. The Orchards Golf Club 5.89
Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, Mass.
1922, Donald Ross

8. Colbert Hills Golf Course              5.87
Kansas State, Manhattan, Kan.
2000, Jim Colbert

9. Ohio State University (Scarlet)     5.84
Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio
1939, Alister MacKenzie

10. Duke University Golf Club          5.83
Duke, Durham, N.C.
1957, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

11. University of Georgia Golf Course            5.79
Georgia, Athens, Ga.
1968, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Davis Love III

12. University of Michigan Golf Course          5.75
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1931, Alister MacKenzie

13. Univ. of New Mexico (Championship)     5.73
New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
1962, Red Lawrence

14. Warren Golf Course     5.72
Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
1999, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

15. Jimmie Austin Golf Club             5.61
Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
1951, Bob Cupp, Perry Maxwell

16. Radrick Farms Golf Course        5.44
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1965, Pete Dye

17. Birck Boilermaker Complex (Kampen)    5.41
Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind.
1998, Pete Dye

18. Pete Dye River Course                5.3
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
2005, Pete Dye

19. Mark Bostick Golf Course           5.24
Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
1921, Donald Ross, Bobby Weed

20. Eisenhower Golf Club (Blue)     5.18
Air Force, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1959, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

21. Seven Oaks Golf Course            5.12
Colgate, Hamilton, N.Y.
1955, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

22. Lonnie Poole Golf Course          5.08
N.C. State, Raleigh, N.C.
2009, Arnold Palmer

23. Vanderbilt Legends Club (North)              5.06
Vanderbilt, Franklin, Tenn.
1992, Bob Cupp, Tom Kite

24. Finley Golf Course  5.06
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
1999, Tom Fazio

25. Finkbine Golf Course  5.00
Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1953, Robert Bruce Harris

26. U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club 5.00
Navy, Annapolis, Md.
1942, William S. Flynn

27. Robert Trent Jones Golf Course   5.00
Cornell, Ithaca, N.Y.
1930, Robert Trent Jones Sr.

28. Vanderbilt Legends Club (South)  4.90
Vanderbilt, Franklin, Tenn.
1992, Bob Cupp, Tom Kite

29. ASU Karsten Golf Course 4.87
Arizona State, Tempe, Ariz.
1989, Pete Dye, Perry Dye

30. Birdwood Golf Course 4.83
Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
1984, Lindsay Ervin

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