UGA Golf Course Receives Numerous Awards

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Golfpass Golfer's Choice 2022 Awards, #1 course in Georgia, #1 collegiate course, #10 course nationallyView article in the Auxiliary Roundup (PDF)

2021 was a banner year for the UGA Golf Course, as the course received state and national recognition for its offerings and service to patrons.

Golf Advisor’s Golfers’ Choice 2022 awards featured the UGA Golf Course in several categories, all based on customer reviews from the previous year. The rankings are determined by data including value, conditions, layout, pace of play, staff friendliness, and off-course amenities. Awards are given in several categories including state rankings, national rankings, collegiate rankings, friendliest courses, and best course layout.

For 2021, the UGA Golf Course ranked #1 in the state of Georgia, #1 in collegiate courses, and #10 nationally. Additionally, the course ranked in the top 25 for friendliest courses and at 17th overall for course layout.

“The Golfers’ Choice awards are significant because they are based on actual customer reviews,” says Matt Peterson, PGA manager of the UGA Golf Course. “This is the feedback that paying customers share with one another about a golf course, so it’s a great indication of how your facility is performing.”

These rankings come as a result of a never-ending pursuit of excellence by the University of Georgia, Auxiliary Services, and the staff at the UGA Golf Course.

“For the University Golf Course to hit five different ranking lists in 2021 demonstrates the amazing work the staff performs each and every day,” says Peterson. “These rankings encompass all facets of the operation; golf operations, driving range operations, and golf course maintenance. The staff strives to consistently provide excellent playing conditions and great customer service and these awards confirm they are experts at doing so. I’m grateful for their efforts on behalf of the university and so happy that they received this very well-deserved recognition!”

The UGA Golf Course is a public course open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public and is operated under UGA Auxiliary Services. The course is home to both of the University’s top-ranked golf teams and serves as host to numerous competitions throughout the year, both collegiate and professional, while also offering enjoyment to all golfers of all ages and skills. For more information, please visit