Last year the Reserve at Lake Keowee -- a course that sits 20 miles from Clemson University -- showed off its school spirit by spray painting a gigantic football field on the front lawn in honor of the Tigers' run through the college football playoffs. As Clemson prepares for its semifinal matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes, the folks at Lake Keowee decided to breakout the gridiron again on the golf property:
A Jack Nicklaus design, the Reserve at Lake Keowee ranked No. 19 on the latest Golf Digest's Best in State rankings. Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney, as part of his contract, gets playing privileges at the course. The Clemson community is hoping the field brings better luck than it did last season, when the Tigers fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship.