Next month, the Rawls will open its privately funded, $3.7 million clubhouse and team facility.
Since shortly after it opened in 2003, the Jerry S. Rawls Red Raider Golf Course has earned widespread approval.
Golfweek has rated it the fourth best university course in the nation and the second best public access course in Texas, a couple of the latest best-this, best-that reviews for the Texas Tech facility.
There’s one place, though, the Rawls Course never shows up: Best clubhouse. For nine years, the staff has operated out of a combination golf shop/snack bar/office that was supposed to be — is, actually — a temporary building.