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Penn State Golf Courses, Blue Course

1523 W College Ave, State College, Pennsylvania, 16801
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Architect: James Harrison (25)
                       Ault Clark Associates (39)
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Penn State Golf Courses is a Public, 36 hole golf facility located in State College, Pennsylvania. The facility has two 19-hole golf courses. They are the White Course and the Blue Course. An additional 6-hole practice course, The Nitty Course, at The Penn State Golf Courses facility was open from 1994 to 2002.

The White Course at Penn State Golf Courses opened in 1921. Professors, Bob Rutherford and R.D. Pryde, laid out nine holes on the west end of campus. Nine additional holes were laid out in 1922 by Willie Park, Jr., with the work being completed in 1926. While keeping the general layout of the initial nine holes, Park significantly altered the greens and bunkers to match his own style of design.

The Blue Course at Penn State Golf Courses opened in 1965. The course was designed by James Harrison and Ferdinand Garbin.

Both courses were rerouted and rennovated in 1993 by Ault, Clark & Associates including the addition of 6 new holes. The work yielded an excess 6-hole combination of 3 holes from both the Blue Course and the Red Course that became a 6-hole practice course named the Nitty Course. The Nitty Course closed in 2002.

The Penn State Golf Courses are ready to provide you with the very best the game has to offer. The challenging 7,214 Yard Par 72 Blue Course offers risk and reward to the veteran golfer and its alternative the 6,344 yard Par 72 White Course offers something for everyone Preferred rates are available for faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

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Golf Course ranker Photo, Travis Bickle
, PA

$61 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2016 at

Used to be a place we'd drive to and spend a weekend, play both courses. Not anymore. For $60+, and a university course with a turf management program, you'd think this place would be in tip top shape. Not any longer.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I wouldn't recommend this course, More than a field, but less than a golf course, Expensive, but not worth it
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Rank ID # : 028833
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