The Best Golf Courses to Play Wherever You Are

The Best Golf Courses to Play Wherever You Are

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);

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

This three-time host of the NCAA Championships has huge greens and expansive fairways.

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.