Texas Tech Celebrates Opening Of Golf Clubhouse & Team Facility|
The formal ribbon cutting ceremony for the clubhouse and team facility was held earlier today at The Rawls Course.
August 30, 2012
Texas Tech's new $3.7 million clubhouse and team facility at The Rawls Course was officially unveiled today at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by university officials.
The new facilities will provide a home for the men's and women's golf programs at Texas Tech as well as a gathering place for patrons of The Rawls Course.
"This new clubhouse and team facility will serve as the cornerstone for our fantastic golf course and will be something that the entire community can enjoy," said Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt. "We are grateful for the support of our donors who have made this possible."
The Rawls Course has earned rave reviews since its opening in September 2003 and most recently was named the second-best golf course in the state of Texas by Golfweek Magazine. That same publication also ranked The Rawls Course as the No. 4 university course in the nation.
"We have a total commitment to providing world-class facilities for our student-athletes, and that is evident when you take a look at The Rawls Course," remarked Texas Tech University Chancellor Kent Hance. "With the addition of this clubhouse and team facility, our golf programs will have facilities that are second to none. We have great friends of Texas Tech who have been generous with their financial support - not only making this project a reality, but also contributing to our capital campaign - Vision & Tradition."
The Clubhouse & Team Facility at The Rawls Course was constructed just west of a temporary structure that had served as the clubhouse since the opening of the course. The clubhouse and team facility are separate units in order to provide complete privacy for the Texas Tech men's and women's golf teams that will occupy the team area.
"Without question, this is one of the nicest collegiate facilities in the country," said men's head coach Greg Sands. "This will be a great recruiting tool for our program, but most importantly it will be an area that we can share with the entire university and our great fans and supporters."
The team facility is accessed through a courtyard that provides a garden setting and dramatic entrance into the new home of Texas Tech Golf. The history of both golf programs is displayed proudly in a reception area that greets visitors upon their entrance. Beyond the reception area is a full conference room, complete with multimedia capabilities that give both teams the ability to utilize the latest technological advances in golf instruction.
The team area provides full locker rooms for both the men's and women's teams as well as offices for both head coaches and assistants. The team area has easy access to the short game area that is reserved solely for both golf teams and the No. 1 tee box.
"Adding a state-of-the-art clubhouse is the finishing touch to what I already consider one of the premier college golf courses in the country," said women's head coach JoJo Robertson. "This is not only great for the Lubbock community, but also great for our current men's and women's golf student-athletes."
The clubhouse will be the central gathering point for members and guests and features panoramic views of this beautiful golf course. Jerry's Grill, the popular restaurant at the course, is now in an expanded area that includes timber trusses as well as a fireplace and bar. The restaurant also features a halfway window, in order to provide food service to those making the turn at the No. 10 hole. A large veranda, with views of the course, is available for meal service and also includes a fire pit for outdoor events.
A full-service Pro Shop provides patrons the latest in Texas Tech Golf gear as well as clubs and accessories. The cart staging area is near the No. 1 tee and in view of the Pro Shop. Locker room facilities are also available for daily use by members and guests.
For membership information at The Rawls Course, log on to www.therawlscourse.com or call 806-742-4653.
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