The Rawls Course Honored Once Again By Golfweek Magazine|
The Rawls Course was picked as the third-best campus course in the nation by Golfweek Magazine
Sept. 12, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's nationally-acclaimed The Rawls Course garnered another honor Monday as the facility was named the third-best campus course in the nation by Golfweek Magazine.
The award marked the second-straight year the course has been honored by the publication after being named the fourth-best campus course a year ago. The facility was also ranked earlier this summer as the 12th-best venue in the state of Texas by Golf Digest.
The Rawls Course ranked only behind The Course at Yale and Taconic Golf Club which is home to Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Only two other Big 12 courses, Colbert Hills (Kansas State) and the Jimmie Austin Golf Club (Oklahoma), were honored among the top 30 venues as the pair was picked No. 10 and No. 14, respectively.
Home to the Texas Tech men's and women's golf programs, The Rawls Course will get an added boost next year as Texas Tech officials broke ground this summer on a $3.7 million project that will add a clubhouse and team facility that will further enhance the facility.
Developed by architect Tom Doak, The Rawls Course has been honored by multiple golf publications as one of the country's top collegiate course since its creation in 2003. Both Turfnet Magazine and Golf Magazine have included the course among its top-five college courses in recent years as well.
The course is named after Texas Tech alumnus Jerry S. Rawls, who generously donated the majority of the funding needing to make the facility one of the top courses in the nation. Rawls is also the namesake for the Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business.