Athletics: Men's Golf
Muhlenberg College has one of the top men’s golf programs in the Centennial Conference, with four championships and 10 top-three finishes in the 20 years of the league’s existence. The Mules earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships in 1999 and placed 18th, the second-best finish by a CC team.
Muhlenberg competed in 187 tournaments from the 1998-99 through 2012-13 school years, finishing in the top three in 69 of them and taking first place at Gettysburg (twice), Muhlenberg (three times), Susquehanna (twice), Messiah (twice), Elizabethtown, Moravian (three times) and the Centennial Conference Championships (four times).
In recent years, the program has been fortunate to attract a number of single-figure handicap golfers, and competition for a spot in the starting five is strong.
Muhlenberg plays its home matches at Lehigh Country Club (right), which, with its outstanding practice facilities and beautiful 18-hole course, is one of the premier clubs in the Mid-Atlantic area. Each fall the Mules host a tournament at Lehigh C.C., which has been ranked one of the top 100 classical courses in the country by Golf Digest.
Although the official competitive season is in the spring, golf is a year-round sport at Muhlenberg. The team is organized in the fall and competes in several multi-team invitational tournaments.
The spring schedule consists of invitational tournaments, played at some of the top country clubs and against the best teams in the region, leading up to the Centennial Conference Championships, played the last weekend in April.
The team can practice year-round, even in bad weather, thanks to a simulator installed on campus in 2011. For more on the simulator, click here.
Muhlenberg travels to Arizona or Florida during Spring Break for a week of training in warm weather. Following the 2006 season, the Mules made their first international trip, flying to Ireland for six days of sightseeing and golf at courses that included Ballybunion (consistently ranked among the top 10 courses in the world) and St. Margaret’s (host of the Irish PGA Championship).