Golfers' Choice 2023: Top 25 College Golf Courses

These college and university courses tempt students and staff to skip the library and go play golf.
The clubhouse porch overlooks the New River and the Pete Dye River Course at Virginia Tech.

Golfers' Choice brings golfers higher education of a different kind.

Our ratings and reviews have identified the best collegiate- and university-affiliated public golf courses in America. To determine the collegiate list, we apply our weighted ratings logic and combine the overall and subcategory star-rating averages. Golf courses must offer public tee times and have received at least two reviews in 2022 to qualify.

  1. Lewisburg, Penn.

  2. Blythewood, S.C.

  3. Hamilton, N.Y.

  4. Raleigh, N.C.

    A sunset view from Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University.

  5. Ypsilanti, Mich.

    Eagle Crest Golf Club and Resort is the home of Eastern Michigan University golf teams.

  6. Allendale, Mich.

  7. Buies Creek, N.C.

  8. Lubbock, Texas

  9. Tucson, Ariz.

  10. Angola, Ind.

  11. Hightstown, N.J.

  12. Chapel Hill, N.C.

  13. College Station, Texas

  14. Coral Gables, Fla.

  15. Bloomington, Ind.

    View of a bunkered green at Pfau Golf Course at Indiana University.

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