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4.2
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
76.2%
Recommend this course
123 out of 130 reviews
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3.7
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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3.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7349 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.3
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Rawls Golf Course At Texas Tech
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Greens Dominance/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Doak (2003) Jim Urbina (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, dress shorts or casual slacks

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
130 Reviews (130)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Thick Rough 15
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
A Weekend Splurge 10
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
On a College Campus 14

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Greens are in scary bad shape

Was driving to Colorado and decided to stop by the Rawls course. It’s been on my TX bucket list for some time. Saw the last review from a month ago saying the greens were horrendous & thought there’s no way the Rawls Course would have unplayable greens. I was wrong. Hopefully they can bounce back because I felt like I was playing a muni with beautiful fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi, gcastillo2009. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens are horrendous

This course is really struggling this spring. Not sure how they messed up their greens so bad but the superintendent doesn't know what he's doing. They did their aerification about 2 months ago and the greens have never come back after. Lots of dead spots and only maybe 2 greens are rolling decent. The driving range is really poor quality as well. Horrible quality beat up range balls hitting off of sand. 60 bucks is way over priced right now for the worst greens in town. Shadow hills, LCC, and even Meadowbrook have done a better job with green upkeep.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

February golf!

Only in Lubbock, Texas can it be 20 degrees one day, then 70 the next! Thanks to Rawls for keeping their course in tip top shape in winter!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Hi u000007065105. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/27/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more as the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Please call us and let us know how we can improve!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Lubbock Gem

This course is a must play if you are anywhere around the Texas Panhandle!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/27/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000007065105! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/17/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Gary4415176! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Rawls Course at Texas Tech!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens Not Up to Par

I have to say I was disappointed by the shape of most of the greens. When I played over Father's Day they rolled true and were in prestine condition. Course is still the best in area but feel as if care for small details dropped a little.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/01/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Rawls Course at Texas Tech.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ridiculous pin placement

The fairways were in great shape. The rest of the course was average at best. The pin placements were borderline illegal. They allow their maintenance guy so to put a blindfold and just stab the pin wherever they want. Half of the pins were placed on a slope which made the shots that I stuck 2 feet from the hole impossible to make. This course is difficult enough where you don’t have to punish casual players with ridiculous pin placement.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best public course in Texas

Played all the top courses, i think this is best in Texas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Might be best public course in West Texas/Eastern New Mexico

Course was fun to play. It is the longest but the sand traps throughout forces you to think about your next shot.

All you can hit range, chipping, and putting is awesome.

Talking about putting, the greens are fast but true. Once you learn the speed you are good to go.

Look forward to making a monthly visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Hi.. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at the Rawls Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad tee times

We booked through GolfNow for $50, course charged us $85. We had to haggle to get our $35 back after the round.

Your tee time system still needs improving.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/22/2019

Hi. Let us first start by thanking you for the review. We're sorry to hear about the pricing issue. We partnered with GolfNow because we believe in offering our golfers the best opportunities in golf, whether that be with our website or our partner’s. We will continue to work hard and create an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Rawls Golf Course! We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

It was a beautiful day for golf so Rawls course we played. Greens were good, tee boxes a little dry and fairways were good. Overall experience was good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/26/2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Rawls Golf Course, and for the four-stars. We are happy to see that you had an overall enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/25/2019

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, shelbymanning15! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Rawls Course at Texas Tech!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/26/2018

Thank you for the 5-star review!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rawls Rocks!

If you haven't yet played the Rawls Course--do it!
On a 65 degree day with no wind, I was able to play by myself and finish in 3 hours.
Course was much more defenseless without the customary winds.
Great way to spend an afternoon in Lubbock!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/26/2018

Thank you for the 5-star review!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 12/05/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 12/05/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rawls

The only down side to Rawls is pace. I heard counter person explain on the phone they were short handed. Play was stacked by people jumping out of line at the turn. There were three groups waiting on 10 when we turned. We did not stop and the group we had been following stopped, went to their car,and the bar, added a player and then demanded they get back into the line in front of us. To save stress we allowed it. Then they stepped up hit 3 out of 4 balls into the water and then all hit second shots not from the drop but from the tee. Would suggest they NEED pro active marshall at several spots on the back. We had a marshall ask us to pick up play and WE had been waiting until one from our group hit an errant tee shot and we took some time to find it we moved quickly back and waited on the group in front of us and experienced another very long wiat at the 17th tee . I LOVE this course but 5.5 hours is a very long round in the heat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing The Rawls and rating the course 4-stars! Your feedback on the pace of play is greatly appreciated. See you soon!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/11/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Play and Layout

I enjoyed the course and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Fairways and greens were in pristine condition.

Only suggestion would be for the course to provide better directions between some of the holes. First time players might get turned around like I did.

Nonetheless, the course is a must play if you are in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 06/29/2018:
Thank you for playing and sharing your 5-star experience!
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