In 1959, the University of Missouri-Columbia opened the A.L. Gustin, Jr. Golf Course. The golf course is located 1/3 mile west of Faurot Field on Stadium Boulevard. A.L. Gustin, Jr. of Kansas City donated the land to the University of Missouri. This land was earmarked specifically for use as a golf course. Gustin Golf Course has 18 holes of golf, a clubhouse that was constructed in 1997, a putting green, and a driving range. The facility is open to the public, but its main mission is to serve the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Missouri. Gustin Golf Course was the first college golf course in the United States certified by Audubon International. Gustin Golf Course was recognized as a Cooperative Sanctuary in 1997 and has maintained that status ever since. The golf course has been recognized for its excellence in wildlife habitat management, water conservation, and environmentally friendly turf management practices. Each year, around 25,000 rounds of golf are played at Gustin Golf Course. The golf course hosts numerous outside events and golf tournaments. Gustin Golf Course has played host to the following golf tournaments: Missouri State Open Missouri State Junior Championship Missouri State High School Championships Collegiate Players Tour Gateway PGA Mid-Missouri Championship Phil Cotton Invitational Show Me State Games NOW AVAILABLE: 2023 Columbia Golf Foundation Discount Golf Card Save over $1000 at 14 golf facilities in Mid Missouri. Cards are $80 and proceeds support the CGF Golf in Schools Program. Pick one up at Gustin Golf Course pro shop anytime!