Golf Club of Houston

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The Golf Club of Houston is a private golf club in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, near Humble and northeast of Houston.[3] The club contains two 18-hole courses; the Member Course is private, while the Tournament Course is open to the public. The Tournament Course was designed by Rees Jones and tour pro David Toms.

Golf Club of Houston
Club information
Golf Club of Houston is located in the United States
Golf Club of Houston
Golf Club of Houston is located in Texas
Golf Club of Houston
Coordinates29°55′26″N 95°15′40″W / 29.924°N 95.261°W / 29.924; -95.261Coordinates: 29°55′26″N 95°15′40″W / 29.924°N 95.261°W / 29.924; -95.261
Locationnear Humble, Texas, U.S.
Elevation65 feet (20 m)
Established2003; 17 years ago (2003)
TypePublic (Tournament Course) Private (Member Course)
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedHouston Open
(2003–present) ; Balcones Cup (2019)
GreensPoa trivialis / Bentgrass
FairwaysPerennial Ryegrass [1]
WebsiteGolf Club of Houston
Designed byRees Jones
Par72
Length7,422 yards (6,787 m)
Course rating76.0
Slope rating144 [2]

The club has hosted the Houston Open since 2003.

HistoryEdit

The original 18-hole golf course on the location was El Dorado Country Club. It was designed by George Fazio in 1964, and included a log cabin style clubhouse, which had been a private home, and a small swimming pool surrounded by tall pine trees. El Dorado Country Club was closed in the early 1990's, a victim of a suffering Houston economy following the oil bust. The original clubhouse was demolished. [4][5]

The Redstone Golf Club was then established in 2002. The first phase of Redstone Golf Club opened in July 2002 with a new 18-hole course designed by Jacobsen-Hardy Golf Design. It also included clubhouse facilities, maintenance facilities, and restaurant.

The club was purchased by Escalante Golf of Fort Worth in April 2013 and renamed that December to the Golf Club of Houston.[6][7]

ScorecardEdit

Golf Club Of Houston - Tournament Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament 75.8 / 138 395 429 392 565 467 460 173 764 238 3883 382 440 335 588 215 609 199 487 484 3739 7622
Championship 73.5 / 132 381 412 373 528 433 392 157 745 217 3638 372 420 313 572 199 575 177 443 458 3529 7167
Club 71.4 / 125 366 393 350 517 391 362 145 722 196 3442 342 389 295 556 165 563 158 417 442 3327 6669
Regular 68.0 / 117 350 303 328 459 327 326 124 702 169 3088 275 369 258 542 144 510 139 391 410 3038 6126
Handicap 17 11 9 7 1 3 15 5 13 16 10 18 8 14 6 12 2 4
Par 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 36 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 72
Forward 70.1 / 115 327 271 311 429 291 289 106 653 145 2822 259 349 238 478 105 483 119 372 356 2759 5581

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Houston Open" (PDF). GCSAA. Tournament fact sheets. March 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Golf Club of Houston - Tournament". USGA. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Robertson, Dale (2018-04-26). "Houston Open now homeless as well as sponsorless". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. ^ http://www.golfcourseranking.com/courses/texas/humble/usa/el-dorado-golf-club,-closed-1990s/13859/
  5. ^ http://www.worldgolf.com/courses/usa/texas/humble/el-dorado-golf-club-semi-private.html
  6. ^ "Around sports: Redstone Golf Club undergoes name change". Houston Chronicle. staff and wire reports. December 6, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Bailey, Mike (December 9, 2013). "Houston PGA Tour host Redstone Golf Club receives name change by new ownership". Retrieved March 29, 2016.

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