U-M Golf Course Ranked Third Among College Courses

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Golf Course was named the third best amongst college courses according to Golf Digest magazine's College Golf Guide in the September 2005 issue.

The U-M Golf Course, which plays host to both men's and women's golf teams, was the highest-ranked of four Big Ten teams to make the list with a 59.12 rating. Wisconsin's University Ridge Golf Course (57.90) and Ohio State's Scarlet Course (57.02) chipped in at No. 6 and 7, respectively. Purdue's Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (55.99) rounded out the Big Ten honorees, taking the 11th spot. Top accolades went to Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek (62.62) in Stillwater, Okla.

Golf Digest based its course ratings upon design, shot value, resistance to scoring, aesthetics, condition, ambience, impressionability and bonus walking points.

The U-M Golf Course was designed in the late 1920s by Alister MacKenzie and opened to the public in the spring of 1931. In the spring of 1994, the course reopened following a multi-million dollar renovation. The course is the regular home of the Wolverine North Invitational and most recently hosted the 2004 Men's Big Ten Championships and 2005 Women's Big Ten Championships.

Golf Digest's College Golf Guide Rankings (September 2005)

College Golf Course Rankings

Course School (Location) Rating
Karsten Creek Oklahoma State (Stillwater, Okla.) 62.62
The Orchards Mount Holyoke (Hadley, Mass.) 60.27
U-M Golf Course Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 59.12
The Rawls Course Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas) 58.92
University Ridge Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) 57.90
The Scarlet Course Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) 57.02
Eisenhower Golf Course Air Force (Colorado Springs, Colo.)    57.01
Stanford University Golf Course Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.) 56.23
Colbert Hills Kansas State (Manhattan, Kan.) 56.23
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex    Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.) 55.99
Duke University Golf Course Duke (Durham, N.C.) 55.95
The U Club of Baton Rouge LSU (Baton Rouge, La.) 55.88
UNC Finley Golf Course North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 55.85
Warren Golf Course Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.) 54.85

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