Sept. 8, 2011
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.
Last year, Golfweek ranked the Warren Golf Course as the 14th-best college golf course. This year the home course of the Irish moved up two notches to 12th, passing the likes of the University of Michigan Golf Course and Duke University Golf 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, the ’11 women’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 the sixth-annual Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic on Mon.-Tues., Sept. 26-27.