Tom Kite may not have been the most famous golfer to come from Texas (tough to compete with Ben Hogan) but he did leave a more significant architectural footprint than The Hawk. One of those entries was the original 18 at Comanche Trace on the northwest side of San Antonio (accompanied by Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell).
These holes were split into The Hills and The Valley, based on the terrain in that part of the property. On the Valley nine, players will admire the live oaks that dot the property, including “Old Gnarly,” a century-old tree that has earned its reputation after spending so much time standing in the Texas sun.
Among The Hills, players will travel through natural corridors, with homes viewing the action from above. Although Kite’s contribution at Comanche is held above that of Jay Morrish, who added The Creeks nine during 2008, the latter architect did make an adaptation to No. 6 on The Hills while he was in town. Known for a litany of drivable par fours across his career, Morrish gave the same treatment to this hole at Comanche Trace.