The Best Golf Courses to Play Wherever You Are

Friday February 16th, 2007
The Karsten Golf Course.

College is not just for toga parties, you also get subsidized golf! These schools let post-grads like you play, too. Your honor, professor.

Arizona State
The Kartsen Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
7,057 yards, par 72; greens fee: $65 (includes cart);
480-921-8070.
asukarsten.com

Alums include Phil Mickelson, Billy Mayfair and Paul Casey.

Purdue University
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Ind.
7,382 yards, par 72 (Kampen),
6,436 yards, par 72 (Ackerman Hills);
greens fee: $28-$45; 765-494-3216,
purdue.edu/Athletics/golf

You'll need a boilermaker after battling Pete Dye's waste bunkers.

Oklahoma State University
Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Okla.
7,285 yards, par 72;
greens fee:$250 (includes cart);
405-743-1658,
karstencreek.net

Cowboy alums include Scott Verplank and Charles Howell III.

University of Arizona
Arizona National, Tuscon, Ariz.
6,785 yards, par 71;
greens fee: $65 (includes cart)
520-749-3636,
arizonanationalgolfclub.com

Jim Furyk and Annika Sorenstam are both former Wildcats.

Bobby Bowden's Picks
Over the past 30 years, Bobby Bowden has transformed Florida State from no-luck losers into a lean, mean bowl-game winning machine. When college football's Mr. Consistency isn't adding to his NCAA Division 1-A record win total (351 before this season started), he's playing golf. Three of Coach's favorite courses are open to you, too.
Hombre Golf Club
Panama City Beach, Fla.
$75; 850-234-3673, hombnregolfclub.com
Kelly Plantation
Destin, Fla.
$123; 800-811-6757, kellyplantation.com
Pelican Point Golf Course
Panama City, Fla.
$35 (open to Tyndall Air Force Base personnel and guests);
850-283-4389, 325thservices.com/golf.html
Roebuck Municipal Golf Course
Birmingham, Ala.
$28 (cart included);
205-836-7318

New Mexico State University
NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M.
7,044 yards, par 72;
greens fee:$25
505-646-3219
nmsu.edu/~golf

University of Wisconsin
University Ridge Golf Course, Verona, Wis.
6,888 yards, par 72;
greens fee: $61 (includes cart);
800-897-4343,
universityridge.com

The namesake "ridge" gives this Robert Trent Jones course its bumpy, rolling character.

Wake Forest University
Wakes Forest Golf Club, Wake Forest, N.C.
76,959 yards, par 72;
greens fee: $49 (includes cart);
919-556-3416,
wakeforestgolfclub.com

It's Arnie's alma mater--what other reason do you need to visit?

Duke University
Washington Duke, Durham, N.C.
7,127 yards, par 72;
greens fee: $85 (includes cart);
919-681-2288
washingtondukeinn.com

A well-bunkered romp through the Carolina pines.

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