The Best On-Campus Courses in 2022

Welcome to Golfweek’s 2022 Best On-Campus Courses in the USA. This list focuses on courses owned and/or operated by colleges or other campuses, with data pulled from golf weekmassive database of course rankings.

The hundreds of members of golf weekThe Course Evaluation Committee continuously evaluates courses and grades them against our 10 criteria. They also drop a single overall grade on each course. These overall ratings on each course are averaged to produce a final rating for each which is then used to compile Golfweek’s top course rankings.

Below is the average rating for each course, its location, its designer(s), and whether the course is modern (m, built in or after 1960) or classic (c, built before 1960).

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Our 1-10

Yale Golf Course in Connecticut (Courtesy of Yale)

1. Yale Golf Course 7.42
New Haven, Connecticut; Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor (c)

2. Culver CG 7.11 Academies
Culver, Indiana; William B. Langford, Theodore Moreau (c)

3. Taconic (Williams College) 6.85
Williamstown, Mass.; Wayne Stiles, John van Kleek, Gil Hanse (c)

4. Rawls course at Texas Tech 6.54
Lubbock, TX; Tom Doak (m)

5. University Ridge (Wisconsin) 6.47
Madison, Wis.; Robert Trent Jones Jr. (m)

6. Jimmie Austin GC (Oklahoma) 6.46
Norman, Okla.; Perry Maxwell, Bob Cupp, Tripp Davis (c)

7. PFAU course at Indiana University 6.37
Bloomington, Indiana; Steve Smyers (m)

8. Eisenhower GC Blue (US Air Force Academy) 6.34
Colorado Springs, Colorado; Robert Trent Jones Sr. (c)

T9. Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame 6.23
Notre Dame, Indiana; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw (m)

T9. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Ackerman-Allen (Purdue) 6.23
West Lafayette, Indiana; Pete Dye

Our 11-20

No. 25 University of Virginia GC (Birdwood) Boar’s Head Resort Birdwood Course at University of Virginia GC (Courtesy of Boar’s Head Resort)

11. Ohio State University GC Scarlet 6.22
Columbus, Ohio; Alister MacKenzie, Jack Nicklaus (c)

T12. University of Michigan Golf Course 6.20
Ann Arbor, Michigan; Alister MacKenzie (c)

T12. Boar’s Head Resort Birdwood (Virginia) 6.20
Charlottesville, Virginia; Lindsay Ervin, Davis Love III (m)

T14. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Kampen (Purdue) 6.16
West Lafayette, Indiana; Pete Dye

T14. Virginia Tech’s Pete Dye River Course 6.16
Radford, Virginia; Pete Dye

16. Great River* (Sacred Heart) 6.13
Milford, Connecticut; Tommy Fazio (m)

17. Mark Bostick GC (Florida) 6.12
Gainesville, Florida; Donald Ross, Bobby Weed (c)

T18. Duke University GC 6.11
Durham, North Carolina; Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones (c)

T18. University of New Mexico (Championship) 6.11
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lawrence red (m)

20. UNC Finley Golf Course 6.08
Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Tom Fazio (m)

Our 21-30

Lonnie Poole Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State in North Carolina (Courtesy of Lonnie Poole)

21. Class at Sewanee 6.04
Sewanee, TN; Gil Hanse (m)

22. Palouse Ridge, WA 6.03
Pullman, Washington; John Harbottle III (m)

23. Vanderbilt Legends Club (North) 6.01
Franklin, TN; Bob Cupp, Tom Kite (m)

24. The Orchards (Mount Holyoke) 5.96
South Hadley, Massachusetts; Donald Ross (c)

25. Stanford Golf Course 5.95
Stanford, California; William P. Bell, George C. Thomas Jr., John Harbottle III (c)

26. University of Georgia GC 5.93
Athens, Georgia; Robert Trent Jones Sr., Davis Love III (m)

27. Radrick Farms (Michigan) 5.91
Ann Arbor, Michigan; Pete Dye

28. University of Maryland GC 5.89
College Park, Maryland; George Cobb, William Love (c)

29. U.S. Naval Academy GC*5.88
Annapolis, Maryland; William S. Flynn (c)

30. Lonnie Poole GC (North Carolina State) 5.85
Raleigh, North Carolina; Arnold Palmer

Nos. 31-40

The Walker Course at Clemson The Walker Course in Clemson, South Carolina (Courtesy of Clemson)

31. The Walker Course at Clemson 5.80
Clemson, SC; DJ DeVictor (m)

32. Forest Akers West (Michigan State) 5.79
Lansing, Michigan; Arthur Hills, Bruce Matthews (c)

33. Vanderbilt Legends Club (South)* 5.74
Franklin, TN; Bob Cupp, Tom Kite (m)

34. Oakland University (R&S Sharf course)* 5.65
Rochester, Mich.; Warren Henderson, Rick Smith (m)

35. Robert Trent Jones Golf Course (Cornell)* 5.61
Ithaca, NY; Robert Trent Jones Sr. (c)

36. Furman Golf Club 5.59
Greenville, South Carolina; RK Webel, Walter Cosby, Kris Spence, Scot Sherman (c)

37. Hotchkiss* 5.49
Lakeville, Connecticut; Charles Banks, Seth Raynor (c)

38. Colbert Hills* 5.25
Manhattan, Kansas; Jeff Brauer, Jim Colbert (m)

39. Penn State (Blue)* 5.19
State College, Pennsylvania; James Harrison, Ferdinand Garbin (m)

40. Finkbin GC* 5.14
Iowa City, Iowa; Robert Bruce Harris, Dick Nugent (c)

Michael C. Ford