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Walker Course Among Nation?s Best

Walker Course Among Nation?s Best

CLEMSON, S.C. – For the first time since opening its doors in 1995, The Walker Course at Clemson is featured in Golfweek’s Best: Campus Courses, earning a spot at No. 14 on the magazine’s annual top-30 list.

The Walker Course was previously unranked by the publication and was the only course to jump into the top 30 this year. Clemson’s course was ranked second among ACC university courses, trailing only the Pete Dye River Course at Virginia Tech.

According to the publication, “The Walker Course is a 6,911-yard par 72 that attracts Clemson locals and students with its close proximity to campus and its scenic views of Lake Hartwell. It even boasts a touch of school pride with the iconic “tiger paw” hole – the par-3 seventeenth.

“To conquer the 192-yard gem, players are forced to carry their shots over water to the peninsula green that, with the help of four bunkers, perfectly shapes the familiar “Clemson Tiger Paw.”

Here is a complete list of the top 15 courses:

Rank School Course City
1. Yale The Course at Yale New Haven, Conn.
2. Williams Taconic Golf Club Willamstown, Mass.
3. Wisconsin University Ridge Verona, Wis.
4. Texas Tech Rawls Course Lubbock, Texas
5. Washington State Palouse Ridge Pullman, Wash.
6. Stanford Stanford Golf Club Stanford, Calif.
7. Mount Holyoke The Orchards Course South Hadley, Mass.
8. Ohio State Scarlet Course Columbus, Ohio
9. Virginia Tech Pete Dye River Course Blacksburg, Va.
10. Purdue Birck Boilermaker Golf Club West Lafayette, Ind.
11. Michigan University of Michigan Golf Club Ann Arbor, Mich.
12. Georgia University of Georgia Golf Club Athens, Ga.
13. Notre Dame Warren Golf Club Notre Dame, Ind.
14. Clemson Walker Course Clemson, S.C.
15. Duke Duke University Golf Club Durham, N.C.