The Karsten Golf Course.
By Eamon Lynch
Friday, February 16, 2007

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);

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,

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);

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)

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,
Kelly Plantation
Destin, Fla.
$123; 800-811-6757,
Pelican Point Golf Course
Panama City, Fla.
$35 (open to Tyndall Air Force Base personnel and guests);
Roebuck Municipal Golf Course
Birmingham, Ala.
$28 (cart included);

New Mexico State University
NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M.
7,044 yards, par 72;
greens fee:$25

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

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);

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);

A well-bunkered romp through the Carolina pines.

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