ASU Karsten One of GolfWeek’s Top 30 College Courses
The ASU Karsten Golf Course was named one of the Best Campus Courses in the Country by Golfweek Magazine. Golfweek Architecture Editor Bradley Klein recently ranked the Top 30 Collegiate Courses and placed ASU Karsten 29th on the list. The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn. was the top ranked course on Klien’s list followed by Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass. To qualify for Golfweek’s Best Campus Course list, a course must be part of a school’s recreational life in terms of preferential access for students, faculty and alumni.
“We’re thrilled to be part of Golfweek’s list of Best Campus Courses,” said ASU Karsten Director of Golf Daryl Crawford. “Our superintendent Tom Regan and his staff do an incredible job of caring for this Pete Dye-designed golf course.”
ASU Karsten was one of four Pete Dye-designed courses to appear on the Best Campus Courses list. The other Dye-designed courses to make the list are Radrick Farms Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. (16th), Birck Boilermaker Complex in West Lafayette, Ind. (17th), and Pete Dye River Course in Blacksburg, Va. (18th).
The ASU Karsten Golf Course is a 7,002-yard, par-70 classic Pete Dye design reminiscent of a Scottish links course. Since opening in 1989, ASU Karsten has attracted the attention of prominent NCAA golf events and coveted tournaments such as the Phoenix Thunderbirds and PING Invitational. Managed by Lyon Golf, the ASU Karsten Golf Course is also home to the Arizona State University men’s and women’s NCAA golf teams, both multiple national championship winners.