Texas is one of the most golf-dense states in the Union when it comes to its numerous metropolitan areas. Get out into the country and celebrated golf courses become much more rare, just like water. Midland Country Club is the centerpiece of the Odessa area, hours from any other ranked course on Top 100’s Texas rankings. The membership has put in the work to ensure that it retains its position.
A Ralph Plummer design, the course underwent a significant renovation under Weibring Wolfard Golf Design in order to restore and repair greens, bunkers, and several ponds around the property. Although the surrounding desert may attract your eye, the sizable fairway bunkers will be more likely to attract your ball. The project also included creating new tees to keep the yardage at the competitive level expected of modern American clubs. Scratch players may consider moving up, as Midland now tips out at just less than 7,500 yards.
The renovation project also included the addition of a new par three course, named after Judy Rankin, the LPGA Hall of Famer and Midland resident who consulted on the short course.