Sept. 22, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course has been chosen as one of the top 15 college courses in the nation, according to Golfweek Magazine. To qualify for the Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses list, a course must be part of a school’s recreational life in terms of preferential access for students, faculty and alumni.
Co-designed by Bill Coore and PGA Tour veteran Ben Crenshaw, the Warren Golf Course opened on May 1, 2000 and has played host to three U.S. Amateur Championship qualifiers, the `05 and `10 men’s NCAA Central Regional, three Western Amateur Championship qualifiers, five BIG EAST Conference Men’s Championships and three BIG EAST Women’s Championships. In addition, the par-70, 7,020-yard tree-lined layout has welcomed numerous junior golf tournaments and serves as the home course for the Notre Dame men’s and women’s golf teams.
The Warren Golf Course also has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in several other major publications. The Warren Golf Course was selected as one of the nation’s top 15 on-campus college courses in ’05 according to a feature article in Golf Digest. In ’08 the course was rated as the second-best course in the state of Indiana according to Golfweek as part of its series “America’s Best Courses: State-by-State Rankings of Best Public Access Courses.”
In the coming weeks the course will play host to two tournaments, as the men take to the links on Mon.-Tues., Sept. 27-28 for the fifth-annual Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic. The women’s team will follow, as they play host to the William K. Warren Invitational on Sat.-Sun., Oct. 2-3. The course also will serve as host for the 2011 NCAA Women’s Central Regional for the first time in program history.