Walker golf course at Clemson - hole 17
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Walker golf course at Clemson - hole 17
The Walker Course at Clemson University in South Carolina is known for its Tiger Paw par-3 17th. Courtesy of Clemson University
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University of Georgia Golf Course - hole 16
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University of Georgia Golf Course - hole 16
In Athens, the University of Georgia Golf Course is one of the top-rated courses on Golf Advisor and can be played for under $50. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
University of Michigan Golf Course - 6th
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University of Michigan Golf Course - 6th
For classic Alister MacKenzie golf, find a way to play the University of Michigan's 1931 gem. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Course At Yale
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The Course At Yale
A sunny day view of thepar-3 ninth at The Course At Yale. The Course At Yale
Karsten Creek - Oklahoma State University
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Karsten Creek - Oklahoma State University
A view of the clubhouse and 18th green from the 17th green during the Division I Men's Golf Individual Stroke Play Championship held at the Karsten Creek Golf Club on May 28, 2018 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Shane Bevel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
Rawls golf course - Texas Tech - 18th
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Rawls golf course - Texas Tech - 18th
In creating the Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Team Doak moved 1.3 million yards of topsoil. Courtesy of Dick Durrance II/The Rawls Course
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Stanford GC: #14
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Stanford GC: #14
A view of hole #14 at Stanford Golf Club (Joann Dost) Joann Dost
University Ridge GC: #10
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University Ridge GC: #10
A view of hole #10 at University Ridge Golf Course, home of the University of Wisconsin.
UNC Finley Golf Course - 1st tee
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UNC Finley Golf Course - 1st tee
Designed by Tom Fazio, UNC Finley Golf Course blends seamlessly into the environment. Courtesy of UNC Finley G.C.
Ohio State - Scarlet golf course
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Ohio State - Scarlet golf course
Distinguished alumnus Jack Nicklaus renovated the original Alister MacKenzie-designed Scarlet Course at Ohio State University. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The 18th at Palouse Ridge
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The 18th at Palouse Ridge
Pullman's Palouse Ridge Golf Club is home to Washington State University and is a top Pacific Northwest public option. ($105 non-resident) Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Warren GC At Notre Dame
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Warren GC At Notre Dame
One of the most affordable Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw projects can be found at the University of Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. Warren GC At Notre Dame
University Club of Kentucky
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University Club of Kentucky
A view of the par-3 8th hole green surrounded by water at Big Blue at the University Club of Kentucky. Courtesy of the University Club
Papago Golf Course - Hole 17
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Papago Golf Course - Hole 17
The Arizona State golf teams are transitioning from ASU Karsten Golf Club, a Pete Dye design slated for development, to Papago Golf Course. Tony Roberts/Courtesy of Papago G.C.
Forest Akers GC
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Forest Akers GC
Michigan State's Forest Akers features 36 holes, including the championship West Course designed by Arthur Hills, one of the best courses you can play in East Lansing. Forest Akers Golf Course
Duke University GC: #15
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Duke University GC: #15
A view of the 15th green at Duke University Golf Club. Russel Kirk
Cobblestone Park GC
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Cobblestone Park GC
South Carolina's Cobblestone Park Golf Club's three nines, the Garnet, Gold and Black, are inspired by the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Eugene CC
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Eugene CC
A view of a green with bunkers coming into play at Eugene Country Club Eugene CC
Sewailo Golf Club - no. 3
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Sewailo Golf Club - no. 3
Tucson's University of Arizona recently moved from Arizona National to the new Sewailo Golf Club.
Grand Canyon University GC
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Grand Canyon University GC
Near Phoenix, Grand Canyon University recently acquired and totally updated their golf course, and it's now one of the valley's better value picks. Grand Canyon University GC
University of Maryland GC: #4
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University of Maryland GC: #4
A view from tee #4 at University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park near Washington D.C. University of Maryland GC
Rutgers University GC
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Rutgers University GC
Rutgers University Golf Course, considered one of the better public value courses near New York City. Rutgers University GC
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Steve Smyers is currently working on renovating Indiana University's course. Steve Smyers
Old Town Club: #2
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Old Town Club: #2
A view of the 2nd green surrounded by bunkers at private Old Town Club, home of Wake Forest. It was originally designed by Perry Maxwell and later updated by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw. Courtesy of Old Town Club

Spotlight on the best college golf courses

When publicly accessible, college and university golf courses are normally very good values and can be the cornerstone of a fun buddies golf weekend , especially if you're able to combine it with football tailgating or some other festive campus event.

Other university courses meanwhile can be exclusive, like Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek or Duke University's course. The University of Texas Golf Club is a licensed private course well west of the Longhorn campus.

As many big-time universities enjoy great investments from alumni donors into their athletic departments, a collection of college courses have benefitted. University of Virginia's Birdwood Golf Course is currently under the knife. And one of the more notable college golf projects at the moment can be found in Bloomington, as Steve Smyers is totally rebuilding the golf course at Indiana University. Pete Dye has offered his services to many campuses. One of his earliest works is at Radrick Farms, owned by the University of Michigan. One of his most significant contributions is at Purdue's 36-hole Birck Boilermaker complex, which most recently updated the Ackerman course.

Browse some of the best collegiate courses - those courses owned and located on campus as well as others that lend their course to college golf teams. Some have done exceptionally well on our Golf Advisor Best-of Lists: Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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