3720 4th. St
Lubbock, TX 79415
Price to Play
$76 - $100

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The Rawls Course

The Rawls Course, named for benefactor Jerry Rawls, is in northwest Lubbock on the north side of the Texas Tech campus.

The golf course was built on a flat and featureless, former cotton field that was carved out in the middle and built up along the sides with berms to block out views of the buildings and sculpture the course out of the interior. It was designed by Tom Doak, a minimalist golf course architect known for his work at Bandon Dunes among others, but here he moved 1 million+ yards of earth. The result is a links-style design along wide, tumbling fairways open to the constant West Texas wind with both nines starting downwind but finish into the prevailing wind. The 10th here is a copy of St Andrew's 11th with other holes reminiscent of Royal County Down in Northern Ireland and Royal Melbourne in Australia. The greens are mostly open at the front and mid-sized to large with mildly undulating, quick surfaces. The course is 7,323 yards from the back tees, 75.3/139, course/slope ratings with three shorter tees.