- #2 Best Course you can play in Texas – Golf Week
- #3 Best Campus Course in Country – Golf Week
- Top Course in Texas – Golf Advisor
- Best of the West Golf Course – KCBD News Channel 11
- Top 5 Course you can play in Texas – Golf Magazine
- Top 5 Daily Fee Course in Texas – Dallas Morning News
The Rawls Course home of the Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Golf programs is a par 72 that plays 7,349 yards from the back tees though has 4 sets of tees making it very playable for golfers of all skill levels. The elevation is 3,200 feet above sea level with an elevation change of up to 30 feet throughout the course. The course is named after Texas Tech alum Jerry S. Rawls, who generously donated the majority of the funding needed to make the facility one of the top courses in the nation. Rawls is also the namesake for Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business. The Rawls Course has hosted premier events including NCAA regional golf Men’s and Women’s championships, NJCAA National Championship, U.S Open and Amateur qualifiers along with several AJGA events. The signature 18th hole is a scenic par 5 that plays to 578 yards from the back tees with a 4.5 acre lake in front of you and along the right side of the fairway and green on your 2nd shot along with bunkers in front and to the left of the green makes this a memorable and challenging hole to experience.
The Practice Facility
The practice facility includes a 375 yard horse shoe shaped driving range that is 22 acres and has 4 acres of teeing area with 3 target areas. There is a short game practice area close to the driving range with a chipping green with a bunker along with another chipping and putting green nearby. There is a putting green only beside the #1 tee.
Tees and Yardage
- Black tees – 7349 yards
- Red tees – 6825 yards
- White tees – 6270 yards
- Gold tees – 5493 yards
A great place for breakfast or lunch even if you are not golfing.