Warren Golf Course

Warren Golf Course

The date of May 1, 2000, marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Notre Dame golf as the University unveiled the championship-caliber William K. and Natalie O. Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.

Since its opening date, the course has been hailed as one of the best new courses in America by Golf Digest and has been featured in Links Magazine and Golf Digest as a must-play venue.

Through the generous donation of Notre Dame alumnus and Tulsa, Okla., resident Bill Warren (’56), the University features an impressive 18-hole golf course, located a stone's throw away from the northeast corner of campus.

The course was designed by the Austin, Texas based architectural team of Coore and Crenshaw, headed by Bill Coore and PGA Tour veteran Ben Crenshaw. Coore began his design and construction career in 1972 with noted course architect Pete Dye and formed his own company in 1982 before joining forces with Crenshaw four years later.

 The design of the Warren Golf Course is reminiscent of the classic, walkable Irish and American courses built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with short distances between the greens and tees. Winding its way through 250 wooded acres, the course incorporates traditional elements of the great golf courses of the early 1900s and -—unlike many modern layouts — is built on subtleties rather than special effects.

Distinguishing features include: rectangular tee boxes that provide a classic start to each hoe; undulating greens of varying shapes constructed in a push-up style that slopes from back to front; false fronts to greens that allow for a golfer to run the ball or fly it to the flag; strategically-placed bunkers that visually enhance each hole while challenging players to proceed with caution.

An even more distinguishing — and extremely unusual — characteristic is that there is no par for the course. Like one of the world's most traditional golf courses, Muirfield in Scotland, only the yardage is posted for each hole — allowing players to attack the course from their own perspective and without the preconceived notions inherent to par.

The course runs 7,020 yards from the back tees, 6,346 from the middle and 5,302 from the front tees. It includes 88 bunkers scattered among the 18 holes, and water comes into play on six holes. The course has bent grass fairways and fescue grass rough, playing surfaces found at some of today's top facilities.

The clubhouse is open to the public and houses some of the finest in men and women's golf apparel, with the Warren Golf Course logo as well as traditional Notre Dame merchandise and souvenirs. The Warren Grille, which is operated by Notre Dame Food Services, serves traditional golf course fare as well as specialty items and sandwiches.

Men's Golf Contacts Name Office Number: 574-631- Email
Head Coach TBA 5907 TBA
Assistant Coach Scott Gump 6849 sgump@nd.edu
Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning TBA 5832 TBA
Fighting Irish Media  Leigh Torbin 9471 ltorbin@nd.edu
Athletic Trainer Skip Meyer 7100 wmeyer@nd.edu
General Manager- Warren Golf Course John Foster 4116 jfoster2@nd.edu
Superintendent- Warren Golf Course Matt Cielen 3313 mcielen@nd.edu
Marketing TBA TBA TBA
Team Administrator Brant Ust 3368 bust1@nd.edu

 

Women's Golf Contacts Name Office Number: 574-631- Email
Head Coach Susan Holt 8406 sholt@nd.edu
Assistant Coach Kyle Lynne Demeter 4138 kveltri1@nd.edu
Fighting Irish Media  Dan Colleran 7519 dcollera@nd.edu
Athletic Trainer Skip Meyer 7100 wmeyer@nd.edu
General Manger- Warren Golf Course John Foster 4653 jfoster2@nd.edu
Superintendent- Warren Golf Course Matt Cielen 4653 mcielen@nd.edu
Marketing TBA TBA TBA
Team Administrator Kathy Speybroeck  4837 kspeybro@nd.edu