The University Golf Course is as beautiful to look at as it is challenging to play. Set on the rolling terrain of northeast Georgia, this par 71 Robert Trent Jones layout is widely regarded as one of the best university courses in the United States. Renovated by Love Golf Design in 2006, the course in now up to the standards of modern championship play and is home to both of the University’s top ranked golf teams. While extremely challenging from the championship Bulldog Tees, the course has four other sets of tees to help golfers of all abilities enjoy their round on this classic layout.
Originally developed in 1968, the course operates under the Division of Auxiliary Services. Over the years the golf course has become an important recreational facility for not only the University community, but the state as a whole. Located on the beautiful campus of The University of Georgia, the 18-hole course provides affordable, first-rate facilities and services to students, staff, alumni, and the general public. Discounted rates are available for UGA students, faculty, staff, and alumni on a regular basis, while the general public can take advantage of multi-play discount cards. Corporate and group outings are welcomed. Tee time reservations may be made one week in advance by calling the golf shop or using the online tee time reservation system. Reservations more than two weeks in advance may be made via the golf course’s online store.
The facility serves as host to numerous competitions throughout the year, both collegiate and professional. The Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, the oldest women’s collegiate tournament in the southern United States, annually boasts one of the toughest fields that the women will see all year. Multiple men’s and women’s Southeastern Conference Championships and three NCAA Women’s Championships have been played on the University Golf Course. The course also hosted one of the Men’s NCAA Regional Tournaments in 2012.
In 2010, the PGA TOUR’s primary feeder system, the Web.com Tour, debuted at the University Golf Course to rave reviews. This 72 hole tournament is set to be an annual spring event on the Web.com Tour’s schedule. The University of Georgia is the only institution of higher education that owns and operates its own PGA TOUR co-sanctioned professional golf tournament. Many of tomorrow’s PGA TOUR stars will come through Athens on their way to the top!