College is not just for toga parties, you also get subsidized golf! These schools let post-grads like you play, too. Your honor, professor.
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.
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, hombnregolfclub.com
$123; 800-811-6757, kellyplantation.com
|Pelican Point Golf Course
Panama City, Fla.
$35 (open to Tyndall Air Force Base personnel and guests);
|Roebuck Municipal Golf Course
$28 (cart included);
New Mexico State University
NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces, N.M.
7,044 yards, par 72;
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?
Washington Duke, Durham, N.C.
7,127 yards, par 72;
greens fee: $85 (includes cart);
A well-bunkered romp through the Carolina pines.