Carved out of an old cotton farm, The Rawls Course was created to test the skills of the country’s best collegiate players while providing an enjoyable social venue for the university community. Renowned golf course architect Tom Doak designed the course, relying more on his imagination than the original contours of the land. Doak moved 1.3 million cubic yards of topsoil to create a challenging parkland course defined by undulating greens, wide fairways, and deep bunkers. By design, the course mimics the eroded features and canyons of the South Plains Caprock region. The fairway contours and rugged bunkers emulate the natural erosion of the land worn down by wind and water, giving the course an appealing rustic look.
The Rawls Course has helped position Texas Tech as a leader in NCAA championship golf. The course has hosted several Big XII Conference events, including the Big XII Women’s Championship. The course also delivers ideal practice conditions for the highly-accomplished Texas Tech Red Raider golf team. The Rawls Course gives the team a competitive edge, providing players with exclusive practice holes, diverse putting surfaces, sheltered hitting bays and the latest video technology. The course is open to daily-fee play with student discount and membership options available as well.