Universities and golf courses have a storied relationship. Golf courses offer students the opportunity to mingle and spend hours together in the beautiful outdoors.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the Yale Golf Course, the best-ranked collegiate golf course in the United States and one of the best courses in New England.
Before the Yale Golf Course was built, Yale students often had to travel outside of New Haven for a round of golf. University graduates were eager for their golf course.
Yale is revered among golf course enthusiasts. Golf course architect Tom Doak, who himself has designed six golf courses inside Golf Magazine’s Top 100 courses list, says that he was “astounded by the scale” of Yale.
– Yardage: 6800 yards (from back tees) – Rating: 72.9 – Slope: 135
This hole is modeled after the iconic 17th hole at St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland, the 4th hole at Yale measures over 430 yards from the Championship tee.
This hole does not seem to bite very much– it’s only 400 yards and slightly downhill from the back tees. However, the putting green says otherwise.
The first tier of the green would give way to the swale, which would then rise and then flatten out into a second level. What’s more, the original hole at Biarritz was played over the Bay of Biscay, playing some thirty feet down to the green.