Steve Elkington is an Australian national but played his collegiate golf at the University of Houston, and has remained planted in the golf-friendly city ever since. He has worked on just two clubs in the capacity of golf course architect; both have been in Texas, but Woodforest Golf Club is the nearer to his adopted home.
The club places special emphasis on its greens, advertising speeds of “11 and 12 on the stimpmeter 95% of the time,” quite a feat for a club that welcomed public play until 2020 (no word on whether public play will return following the COVID epidemic has passed). The club features three sets of nine, all designed by Elkington, but the “Front” and “Back” nines are appropriately cited as the traditional 18-hole route. Those two stack up to just over 6,900 yards.