TEMPE, Ariz. -- Phoenix-Scottsdale golfers can take on Pete Dye at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, located on the Sun Devils' campus just minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The golf course debuted in 1989 with financial assistance from local entrepreneur and PING founder Karsten Solheim. Today it still hosts top golf events like the men's and women's Pac-10 and NCAA championships, the Thunderbird Collegiate Invitational, PING Invitational and U.S. Open Qualifying.
Originally a par 72, the course was reduced to a par 70 in recent years and plays 7,002 yards from the championship tees. Those playing up a tee box get a good break at 6,288 yards. The women's tees play 4,765 yards.
Featuring a classic parkland setting full of ponds and trees, the ASU Karsten Golf Course features typical Dye mounding along fairways. There are also railroad ties and bulkheads, plus bunkers of all shapes and sizes.
Operated by OB Sports, the ASU Karsten Golf Course features a fantastic clubhouse with a full bar and restaurant, plenty of space both inside and outside for outings, plus a driving range (with reduced-flight golf balls) and a PING Learning Center.