College football gets underway this weekend, and many college campuses have fabulous courses open to the public. The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, for example, was designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. This classic links design in northern Indiana features square tee boxes, undulating greens, and thoughtfully-trimmed native grasses. A public facility, Warren Golf Course rivals even the best private courses in the region.
The William K. and Natalie O. Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame opened in the fall of 1999 thanks to the generous benefaction of William K. Warren, Jr., ND class of 1956. Named in honor of his parents, the golf course perfectly links three of Bill Warren’s abiding passions – his family, golf, and Notre Dame. Warren’s generosity has continued throughout the years since the course opened. He has funded a number of improvements that have helped the golf course garner recognition as one of the top collegiate courses in the country.
Since its opening in 1999, the Warren Golf Course has hosted dozens of high-profile USGA, NCAA, and Western Golf Association tournaments, including the 2010 Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. The 250-acre venue is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Rated the number six course in Indiana and the number 12 Best College Course in America by GolfWeek, the Warren Golf Course features the beauty and upkeep you would expect from a premiere course, but with rates starting as low as $28. The par 71 course measures 7,020 yards from the tips.
Burke Golf Course, located on the southwest portion of the University of Notre Dame campus, is usually known as “Notre Dame Golf Course” and should not be confused with the higher-profile Warren Golf Course. Designed as a regulation 18-hole course in 1929, the Burke Golf Course was reduced to nine holes when additional dormitories were built on-campus. At 3,222 yards, this par 35 regulation golf course is open to the public and provides golfers with a fair challenge, in a relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend afternoon with the family on the links or getting in a quick nine before kickoff, Burke Golf Course features a well-conditioned track, friendly staff, and scenic views of the famed Golden Dome and Basilica.
The No. 11-ranked Fighting Irish football team opens its season today against the Texas Longhorns. The home game take place at Notre Dame Stadium which is a chip shot away from Burke Golf Course and a couple of fabulous drives from the Warren Golf Course. Go Irish!
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