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3720 4th St
Lubbock, TX  79415-5346
United States
P: (806) 742-4653
F: (806) 742-4640
Red Raider Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,207 yards | 126 slope

73.2 rating | Bermuda grass

Red Raider Golf Course

The 18-hole "Red Raider" course at the The Rawls Golf Course facility in Lubbock, Texas features 7,207 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Tom Doak, the Red Raider golf course opened in 2003. Troon Golf, LLC manages this facility, with Greg Winter as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

I am a once or twice a week player with a 15.8 handicap average. Lubbock has been going through a heavy drought but this course was in great shape. Everything undulates...from the fairways to the greens. The greens were pretty consistent and if I were to guess, the stimp meter was probably running about 8.5 to 9. So ball speed was average and pretty smooth. This course has challenges so if you are feeling brave and cocky, it will find a way to humble you in the end. I loved this course and look forward to playing there more. Not bad for West Texas.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The best course I have played in Texas by far.

Wide rolling fairways and lots of bunkers. Playing from the forward or second(mens) tees is a must for any 16+ handicapper. Don't try to be a hero or macho on this course. I had a lot more fun teeing it forward and making bogeys and doubles than playing from the whites and losing my balls, shooting quintuples and quitting on hole 10 after sinking all my balls in the water.

With a hundred bunkers and a strategic water hazard that plays on a few holes, this course is designed to be a combination of many different styles of golf links. The holes on Rawls resemble holes from Kiawah Island, Congressional (Hole 10 is a par 3 over water on both courses), St. Andrews and many other famous courses.

There is ample opportunity for low scores on some holes such as #1 and the infamous back to back par 5s on 17/18.
There are also extremely difficult holes for the average golfer such as the par 3 16th which plays over 160 from the forward tees and over 190 from the men's tees(over 200 from further back)
Most holes also have fairway and greenside bunkers which make approach shorts difficult.
This course is a perfect example of what a golf course should be. Challenging but fair and fun. If you live in Lubbock or visiting and play golf, then you should definitely play this course.

Reviewed August 10, 2013

A good course for west Texas. Some nice holes that demanded good shots. Played it in late July and it was green and in good shape. The greens were a little slower than I would have liked. Overall... if you're traveling through west Texas you'll find it's not a bad place to play.

Reviewed August 06, 2010

Things have changed over the past year and not for the better. It seems that they have forgotten about the rough, weeds and stickers and the greens were not as smooth as previous years. I came into to play in the afternoon and the staff was sitting in the trailerhouse/clubhouse was more concerned with the TV than customers.

Reviewed March 21, 2010

Reviewed September 05, 2009

Reviewed April 16, 2009

Best public course in Lubbock. Great practice facilities with a huge driving range, putting greens, and a sand/short game practice green. Course is pretty difficult. TONS of sand. Greens are fast usually and some of them are pretty tough. Tee boxes and fairways are always in good shape. They even let the rough grow out so you need to be in the fairway but it is pretty open. Best finishing hole I've ever played. Awesome risk-reward shot across the water. Never busy during the week and fairly slow on a busy weekend.

Reviewed June 27, 2008

If you are reading this on Golflink their site sucks, signd up but cant get score card because i did not buy something i did not need

Reviewed June 02, 2008

Reviewed August 07, 2007

very nice and very difficult. Lubbock was blessed to finally get a public course like this. You will forget luboock is flat and dust when you are out here. If you are from out of town it is worth the money to go ahead and play here. It is never too crowded on weekdays, im unsure about weekends. The only course that can compete with rawls in lubbock is the country club, but its private.

Reviewed July 28, 2007

Great course #1 in Lubbock will love to come back and play again. Great staff very friendly, wonderful greens, and superb fairways. Great chipping/putting/range. Difficult at the same time fun to play

Reviewed July 16, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 peter S. 6 40 34 10/12/10
2 Phil J. 24 94 70 06/25/09
3 Josh U. 16 87 71 06/05/10
4 Jason L. 11 83 72 04/29/08
5 Kevin G. 14 86 72 11/28/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 Josh U. 15 89 74 03/08/17
20 Wade B. 5 89 84 10/24/16
21 Daniel K. N/A 120 120 07/06/13
3 Josh U. 16 90 74 05/24/13

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About The Rawls, Red Raider

The Rawls Golf Course

University facility

Managed by Troon Golf, LLC

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Greg Winter, General Manager
Tucker Allgood, Golf Professional
Rodnie Bermea, Superintendent
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