The Yale Golf Course Review (2022)

Universities and golf courses have a storied relationship. Golf courses offer students the opportunity to mingle and spend hours together in the beautiful outdoors.

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.

The Yale Golf Course, located in New Haven, Connecticut, and owned by the renowned Yale University, is one of the best golf courses in the world. In 2021, Golf Magazine ranked it as the 83rd best golf course in the world.

It’s also ranked as the best course in Connecticut and the best collegiate course in the country! But what makes Yale so unique? Well, it’s a mix of its storied history, its beauty, and its individual holes that place it make it a proper championship golf course.

History of the Yale Golf Course

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...

What is Special About the Yale 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.

The Rundown of the Yale Golf Course

– Yardage: 6800 yards (from back tees)– Rating: 72.9– Slope: 135The Yale Golf Course offers three different sets of tees for golfers of all skill levels: the Long, Regular, and Short. While the Championship tees can tip out at 6800 yards, the Short tees can play as little as 5100 yards.

Hole 4: Road

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.

Hole 8: Cape

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. With a green that measures eighty yards from front to back, you could have anywhere between a wedge and a long iron into the green from the same spot in the fairway.

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