A round of golf and SEC Football in one weekend? That’s a match made in heaven.
As you hit the road to cheer your school to victory, don’t forget to pack the sticks and hit the links.
The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
- Ol’ Colony Golf Course – “Ranked a “Best Public Course in Alabama” by Golf Digest. Ol’ Colony is a Jerry Pate designed 18-hole championship golf course with over 70 bunkers and 25 acres of lakes that come into play on several holes.” -TCPara.org/golf.
- Heads up: These people say Roll Tide for everything. They even made a commercial about it.
The University of Arkansas – Little Rock, AR
- Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club – A top public course in Arkansas. Stonebridge hosted the 2012 U.S. Public Links Qualifier. Woo Pig.
Auburn, University – Auburn, AL (Opelika, AL)
- Grand National (The Lakes) – Make the short drive to Opelika, Al for the chance to play a course the pro’s play. Grand National has hosted the Barbasol Championship since 2015. War Damn.
- If the season goes south and Gus’s ‘seat’ gets hot, you may find him hiding from fans and media at Grand National.
University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
- The Mark Bostick Golf Course – This Donald Ross course is home to the University of Florida Gators golf team and is sure to be a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.
- Jorts are not proper golf attire.
University of Georgia – Athens, GA
- The University Golf Course – This course designed by Robert Trent Jones is “widely regarded as one of the best university courses in America.” – GolfCourse.UGA.edu.
- Of all the chants and sayings in the SEC, to me, the most annoying is ‘Dawgs on Top’. Win anything of importance then get back to us.
University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY
- Kearney Hills Golf Links – A links style course designed by Pete Dye that you can play for $19. Champagne taste on a beer budget.
- “Is it basketball season yet?” – 97% of UK Fans
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
- Beaver Creek Golf Course – Just 20 miles north of Baton Rouge is the course Golf Advisor ranked #1 in Louisiana for 2016.
- Heads up: If you aren’t wearing purple and gold around campus, you will likely have a Tiger’s fan scream “Tiger Bait” at you for a few seconds. Luckily, that’s usually followed with a bowl of jambalaya or gumbo. Fair trade-off in my book.
University of Mississippi – Oxford, MS
- The Ole Miss Golf Course – Proudly serving fans of the Rebels and or Black Bears since 1973.
- Tee times by pocket dial no longer available.
Mississippi St. University – Starkville, MS
- MSU Golf Course – Built in 1985, this course has been ranked numerous times as a top 10 course to play in Mississippi.
- Please leave all cowbells in the parking lot.
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
- A.L. Gustin Golf Course – Opened in 1959, the Gustin was the first college golf course in America to be certified by Audubon International.
University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC (Blythewood, SC)
- Cobblestone Park Golf Club – Originally Cobblestone was a private club known as the University Club. Considered one of the toughest test in the area.
- Good luck with the SEC’s sloppy seconds (Muschamp).
University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN
- Egwani Farms Golf Course – “Your home for golf” is the course motto, so it’s gotta be good.
- “Come to Knoxville! Where we all win at the game of life.” – Butch Jones’s recruiting pitch, probably.
Texas A&M – College Station, TX
- The Campus Course – With a view like that, it’s gonna be hard to beat this course.
- I’ve got one knock on A&M, and I’m sure they’ve got a great story behind it, but why all male cheerleader squads? C’mon man!
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
- Hermitage Golf Course – Voted #1 Public Golf Course in Nashville. Top 100 courses you can play for under $100 by Travel and Leisure.
- Splurge on your round of golf because tickets to the game will be cheap. Textbooks cost more than tickets here.
If you know of better spots around these cities, add them in the comments section below.
Help out your fellow Bobby’s Boy.
Hit ’em straight!