March 16, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course has been chosen as one of the top five courses in the state of Indiana, according to Golfweek Magazine. Last year, the course entered the countdown as the seventh-best Indiana-based course.
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.
In the survey, the Warren Golf course ranks overall as the fifth best course in the state of Indiana and also represents the only one of those top-five courses to be located north of Indianapolis. Along with that, a survey of collegiate golfers last week by Golfweek revealed the Warren as the eighth-best course in the nation to host collegiate tournaments.
The Warren Golf Course also has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in several other major publications. In ’05 and ’10 the Warren was named one of the nation’s top 15 on-campus college courses, according to Golf Digest and Golfweek, respectively. 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.”
The course will play host to one final event during the ’10-11 Notre Dame golf season, as the women’s team plays host to the 2011 NCAA Women’s Central Regional for the first time in program history.