ASU Karsten Golf Course - Sun Devil Stadium
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium has a dramatic backdrop on the ASU Karsten Golf Course. Courtesy of ASU Karsten G.C.
ASU Karsten Golf Course - Arizona State
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - Arizona State
There was plenty of water and plenty of grass on the Pete and Perry Dye designed ASU Karsten Course in Tempe, Arizona. Courtesy of ASU Karsten G.C.
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 1
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 1
The first hole on the ASU Karsten Golf Course is a short par 4 surrounded by tall mounds. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 5
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 5
Formerly a par 5, the fifth hole at ASU Karsten Golf Course is now a long par 4 with a shallow green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - holes 9 and 18
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - holes 9 and 18
The ninth and 18th holes at the ASU Karsten Golf Course mirror each other on alternate sides of a large, skinny pond. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 9
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 9
The ninth hole at ASU Karsten Golf Course is a 446-yard par 4 that plays toward Sun Devil Stadium. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - clubhouse
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - clubhouse
ASU Karsten Golf Course has a nice, modern clubhouse with a full bar and plenty of meeting space. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 12
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 12
The par-3 12th hole on the ASU Karsten Golf Course plays 209 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 15
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 15
The par-4 15th hole on the ASU Karsten Golf Course plays 457 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 16
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 16
The 16th hole on the ASU Karsten Golf Course is a stout par 3, playing as long as 248 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 18
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 18
Grassy mounds surround ASU Karsten Golf Course's 18th green, which is also guarded on the left by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe
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ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe
Pete Dye designed the ASU Karsten Golf Course, which was also aided in funding by PING founder Karsten Solheim. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 6
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ASU Karsten Golf Course - hole 6
The par-3 sixth hole on the ASU Karsten Golf Course plays as long as 209 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Get schooled by Pete Dye at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Phoenix-Scottsdale golfers can take on Pete Dye at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, located on the Sun Devils' campus just minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The golf course debuted in 1989 with financial assistance from local entrepreneur and PING founder Karsten Solheim. Today it still hosts top golf events like the men's and women's Pac-10 and NCAA championships, the Thunderbird Collegiate Invitational, PING Invitational and U.S. Open Qualifying.

Originally a par 72, the course was reduced to a par 70 in recent years and plays 7,002 yards from the championship tees. Those playing up a tee box get a good break at 6,288 yards. The women's tees play 4,765 yards.

Featuring a classic parkland setting full of ponds and trees, the ASU Karsten Golf Course features typical Dye mounding along fairways. There are also railroad ties and bulkheads, plus bunkers of all shapes and sizes.

Operated by OB Sports, the ASU Karsten Golf Course features a fantastic clubhouse with a full bar and restaurant, plenty of space both inside and outside for outings, plus a driving range (with reduced-flight golf balls) and a PING Learning Center.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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