Best of the West Golf Course – KCBD News Channel 11
Top 5 Course you can play in Texas – Golf Magazine
Top 5 Daily Fee Course in Texas - Dallas Morning News
The Rawls Course home of the Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Golf programs is a par 72 that plays 7,349 yards from the back tees though has 4 sets of tees making it very playable for golfers of all skill levels. The elevation is 3,200 feet above sea level with an elevation change of up to 30 feet throughout the course. The course is named after Texas Tech alum Jerry S. Rawls, who generously donated the majority of the funding needed to make the facility one of the top courses in the nation. Rawls is also the namesake for Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business. The Rawls Course has hosted premier events including NCAA regional golf Men’s and Women’s championships, NJCAA National Championship, U.S Open and Amateur qualifiers along with several AJGA events. The signature 18th hole is a scenic par 5 that plays to 578 yards from the back tees with a 4.5 acre lake in front of you and along the right side of the fairway and green on your 2nd shot along with bunkers in front and to the left of the green makes this a memorable and challenging hole to experience.
The Practice Facility
The practice facility includes a 375 yard horse shoe shaped driving range that is 22 acres and has 4 acres of teeing area with 3 target areas. There is a short game practice area close to the driving range with a chipping green with a bunker along with another chipping and putting green nearby. There is a putting green only beside the #1 tee.
Tees and Yardage
Black tees – 7349 yards
Red tees – 6825 yards
White tees – 6270 yards
Gold tees – 5493 yards
A great place for breakfast or lunch even if you are not golfing.
Gregory Fields – PGA
A PGA member since 1990 with over 27 years of experience, Gregory’s passion for teaching is exemplified in his enthusiastic approach to instructing the game of golf for all levels of players. Gregory spent 16 years in Maui, Hawaii where he was Senior Instructor of the Kapalua Golf Academy and won the 2014 Hawaii PGA Teacher of the year. He was also listed in the “Top Teachers in Hawaii” by Golf Digest. Gregory is a former Head Golf Professional at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California and held other positions as General Manager and Head Golf Professional at courses in Colorado and New Jersey. Gregory was also named “Coach of the Year” by the NJCAA in 1992 for Burlington County Golf team. His philosophy is to keep the game simple and fun and has “Fun with Golf” programs designed to meet the goals of recreational, business and students.
Laurie Brower -LPGA
Former LPGA player Laurie Brower rejoined the Texas Tech women's golf staff in January 2018 as the program's volunteer assistant coach. Brower, one of the top golfers in Tech history, previously served on the golf staff during the 2011-12 campaign that saw the Red Raiders advance to their third of now seven NCAA Regional appearances under Robertson. Laurie was a two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year during her Tech career from 1982-85. She spent six years on both the Futures and Players West Tours before joining the LPGA as a rookie in 1992. After a 10-year career that resulted in numerous top-10 finishes, Brower was ranked 214th in total earnings when she retired from the tour in 2002. Brower, who has amassed over $360,000 on various tours over her career, came out of retirement in 2008 to qualify and then play in the U.S. Women’s Open.