The Rawls Course

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The Rawls Course
Club information
Location Lubbock, Texas,
USA
Established 2003
Owned by Texas Tech University
Operated by
Texas Tech University
Total holes 18
Website http://www.therawlscourse.com/index.php
Designed by
Tom Doak
Par 72
Length 7,207 yards

The Rawls Course, located in Lubbock, Texas, USA, is the home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders golf teams. It is an NCAA championship course constructed through a major gift from Jerry S. Rawls and supported by revenue from students, faculty, staff, donors, and the general public.[1]

Design[edit]

The Rawls Course was designed by Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan. Starting from just a cotton field, the course was created to imitate the land east and south of Lubbock, where the Great Plains suddenly begin falling into the valleys and canyons that lead to the Caprock region. Lubbock's strong prevailing winds figured prominently in the course's final design.[2]

Recognition[edit]

Turfnet magazine ranked The Rawls Course the third best collegiate course in the United States. Golfweek recognized is as the fourth best collegiate golf course in the nation and, in 2012 and 2013, as the #2 course in the state of Texas.[3][4][5] Golf Magazine ranked it as the second most affordable U.S. course and placed it twenty-third on their list of top 50 golf courses in the nation for $50 or less. Golf Digest ranked it at #2 among affordable public courses.[6] It also ranked it 19th overall for courses in the state of Texas.[7]

Improvements[edit]

Drawing of proposed clubhouse

In 2012, Texas Tech christened a $3.7 million clubhouse at The Rawls Course. The structure includes a public area as well as separate, private facilities for the university's golf teams.

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