The Rawls Course Honored Once Again|
July 21, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Rawls Course, Texas Tech's on-campus golf facility, was recently honored as the 12th-best venue in the state of Texas by Golf Digest, adding to the list of accolades the course has earned since its opening in 2003.
Among those honored, The Rawls Course was the second-highest ranked venue that is open to the general public. Only five of the 30 courses honored are currently open to the public.
The award comes just weeks after Texas Tech officials broke ground on a $3.7 million project that will further enhance the facility with a state-of-the-art clubhouse and team facility.
Developed by architect Tom Doak, The Rawls Course has been honored by multiple golf publications as one of the country's top collegiate courses since its inception. Golfweek Magazine named the facility as the fourth-best campus course during its September 2010 edition, while Turfnet Magazine and Golf Magazine have both previously included the course among its top-five college courses.
The course is named after Texas Tech alumnus Jerry S. Rawls, who generously donated the majority of the funding needed to make the facility one of the top courses in the nation. Rawls is also the namesake for Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business.