GOLFWEEK magazine released it’s rankings of the 2011 GOLFWEEK’S BEST CAMPUS COURSES in the September 9 issue. The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech was ranked No. 9 in the nation and was the top ranked course in the ACC. The Course at Yale located in New Haven, Connecticut was ranked No. 1 followed by Taconic GC in Williamstown, Mass. as No. 2.
The article noted that “The campus list features familiar names, but there has been some movement from previous years. The fastest riser is the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, which jumped to No.9 from No. 18 a year ago.”
Other ACC universities making the top thirty list included Duke University Golf Club as No. 16, the University of Virginia’s Golf Club (Birdwood) is ranked No. 24 and N.C. State’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the newest course on the list, is No. 30.
Golf course architect, the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., has more top college designs to his credit than any other architect, with five courses on this year’s list, including four that opened before 1960. Architect Pete Dye placed four courses on the list and “The River” was Dye’s highest rated course to be included in the top thirty.
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