The Houston Open has existed in some form or another since 1946 and been held at many locations around the city. The Tournament Course at the Golf Club of Houston has hosted it more often than most. Although the event was held at the exclusive Member course for the first few years, the public Tournament Course held the event until 2019.
Rees Jones reached deep into his taste for heroic golf (with assistance from David Toms), and nearly every hole on the front nine features a carry or approach that will bring golfers perilously close to a water hazard. The second nine features a slightly less dangerous nine, allowing players to place themselves in the shoes of their favorite PGA pro and air it out.