Mississippi State Golf Course
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Nominated by Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines as one of the premier public golf courses in the United States, Mississippi State's championship University Golf Course continues to be the home of the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog linksters.
Golfweek rated MSU's course the ninth-best collegiate facility in the Eastern region in a 1998 survey. One of only two SEC schools listed in the 30-team, three-region breakdown, MSU finished ahead of Georgia (10th, Eastern region).
In January, 1996, Golf Digest listed the University Golf Course as the fifth-best public course in the state of Mississippi. In a 1995 end-of-the-year supplement, Mississippi State's 18-hole course was included in the 1996-97 "Places to Play" listing, an honor also received by MSU in 1994 and 1991. Also in the December supplement, Golf Digest called the University Golf Course the "best college course in the South," adding it was "challenging, but fair" with a "fun, walkable layout."
Opened to the public in 1986, the 6,390-yard, par-72 course is equipped with a state-of-the-art computerized drainage system that enables the links to remain open throughout the winter golf season. Complete with gently rolling hills and an imposing tree line, the course offers an adventure from all three tee boxes at each hole, challenging golfers with water at nine of the 18 holes, as well as an abundance of strategically placed bunkers.
Recently furnished with a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, complete with men's and women's locker rooms, snack bar, fully stocked golf shop and classroom, the MSU Golf Course also features an 18-hole cart path and a driving range. Adding to the course's amenities, a new putting green as well as a chipping green have been completed and put to good use.
The MSU Golf Course was the site of a USGA regional qualifying tournament in 1990. The Bulldog golfers have competed in Starkville several times in the early stages of the program, but have never held a collegiate event on the current MSU Golf Course.
Widely considered one of the finest golf courses in the state of Mississippi, MSU's golf course is available to students and faculty for recreational golf and for academic activities, which include PGM training, golf instruction and golf course operations laboratories. The course serves as a fine practice facility for the MSU men's and women's golf teams.