The Golf Club of Houston - “Tournament Course”
Course Type: Public
Design Role: New Design 2005
Co-Designer(s): Greg Muirhead
Client Course Description
The Golf Club of Houston hosts the Shell Houston Open, where the world's top players vie for excellence on the Rees Jones/David Toms-designed course. As enjoyable to play as it is beautiful, this course has abundant native plants and wildlife, there is a sense of serenity and solitude unique for a course that is mere minutes from downtown Houston. Amid the finely groomed fairways, the well-engineered greens and the challenging bunkers, you can almost hear the echoes of the PGA Tour Professionals inviting you to have fun, encouraging you to compete and inspiring you to improve your game.
This course was created to host the Shell Houston Open. While it is capable of challenging the best players in the game, a change of tees provides enjoyment for public play. Cut through a natural forest, each hole is beautifully framed by trees, bunkers, or water, which provide definition and challenge.
- Shell Houston Open: Annually Since 2006
- Golf Digest: Ninth, Best New Public