Lubbock is far-removed from the large metropolises of Texas, sitting in the West at the bottom of the state’s “chimney.” Although its history is long, the survival of something so inconsequential as a golf club in that region was hardly guaranteed, so the club can be proud as it celebrates its hundred-year anniversary during 2021.
The course was designed by Warren Campbell, who made a career of designing and constructing golf courses in this area of Texas (and a few across the border in New Mexico). From his original design, a series of architects have come through Lubbock and kept it equipped to handle the evolving nature of the golf game.
Craig Schreiner has been the most recent name to work with the club, which now measures nearly 7,200 yards from its back tees. A number of irrigation ponds have appeared over the years, adding some new world challenge to the course. Perhaps most memorable is the final hole, a par four defended by a series of large, dramatic bunkers on both the fairway and next to the green. It’s a standout hole at a club that otherwise does not rely liberally on sand to defend par.