If you?re looking to play one of the coolest nine-hole layouts in the country, you can?t go wrong with the Burke Golf Course at the University of Notre Dame. Originally opened in 1929 and designed by Chuck Kelly, it used to be an 18-hole course, but was eventually converted to the nine-hole course that it is today. The course is a par-35 layout that plays to 3,222 yards from the back tees. And while the design is great, the backdrop is even more spectacular. The course sits on the southwest corner of the Notre Dame camp with scenic views of the Golden Dome and Basilica. As for the golf course, the greens are small and sloped, it?s well conditioned, and golfers of all abilities will enjoy it. There are three sets of tees, starting at just under 2,800 yards. The course has just one par 5, the 477-yard fifth, and the longest par-4 is the seventh, at 433 yards. It?s also the no. 1 handicap hole, a slight dogleg right with a fairway bunker and greenside bunker. The Burke Course does not have a driving range. It?s open to the public, and students and faculty get discounted rates.