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4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
84.7%
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4.5
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Conditions
3.7
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
4.3
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4.3
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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
142 Reviews (142)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, tank44. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Rawls Course at Texas Tech.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u293062869! Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jbevers! 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rawls course

Great course, but pace of play was so slow, we didn’t get to finish our round due to darkness.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi u000007999142. 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 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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hello, u314160709038. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5 handicap review

First off, its an amazing layout! Not indicative of a west Texas course. That said, its very score-able. Its also a course, depending on wind, you can blow up on.

As a solid ball striker, its fairway, green, 2-3 putt (sometimes a 1 putt if you know where to leave your approach based on pin position).

The main defense of the course is its visual trickery and bunkers. Most fairway bunkers are in play from 220-280 yrds off the tee. Challenge them successfully, and birdies are a plenty! Unsuccessful challenges, and you pay the price, big time!

I’ve played 2 rounds there. Both from the White tees (2nd furthest: 6800+, I think). I shot 79/80. With 2 lost balls (the fescue is death) on each rd and 4 three putts on the 79 and 6 three putts on the 80.

Greens were in bad shape, but I had heard a chemical misused was to blame, not really the normal green conditions. That said, ALWAYS be below the hole. Greens are very undulated, but true. Stay below the hole and a 2 putt is likely.

All par 5’s are reachable in 2, if 300 off the tee. If not, the back nine par 5’s require a lay up.

Overall, this course tests mental ability as much as physical. Be smart, take your medicine when your in trouble, get out with a bogey. Dont be a hero. There are more birdies available to get that stroke back!

PS: my playing partner was 68 yrs old, 15 handicap and shot a 90 from the Reds. He hits it about 230 off the tee. And those tees were perfect for him! Maybe even a BIT long. FYI.

Cheers

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u000005099273. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Rawls Course at Texas Tech thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u000007064968. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape, especially for after the cold and harsh weather lately. Look forward to playing again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, u314161061519. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Rawls Course at Texas Tech.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful playing surface

I got my first birdie on the first par 3 hole. Fantastic place to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/30/2020

Thank you for your review, u314160657622. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Congrats on the birdie!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0

The greens were horrible so much sand on the greens it scratched my new balls to range balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi, Jonathon3718758. 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. Thanks for visiting us and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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!

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