The Tom Fazio designed signature course at Briggs Ranch Golf Club is the centrepiece of an exclusive residential estate close to downtown San Antonio.
When Tom Doak constructed the Rawls course at Texas Tech in 2003, he shifted more earth on a dead flat site than had been moved in his previous ten projects combined.
The Fazio golf course opened at The Club at Carlton Woods in 2006, five years after Jack Nicklaus’s layout debuted at the same location. With water in play at eight holes, it’s tougher than the Golden Bear’s design.
Established in 2001, the Vaquero Club is an exclusive private course laid out within a large gated estate to the north west of Dallas where membership is by invitation only.
Trinity Forest Golf Club opened for play in October 2016 and it was designed in a links-like style by the hot architectural duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The club hosted the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in 2018.
When Houston Country Club moved to its present Tanglewood address in the late 1950s, Robert Trent Jones Snr was engaged to lay out a classical course that has been upgraded in recent times by Coore & Crenshaw.
Lochinvar Golf Club was the venue of the first Jack Nicklaus course to be designed in Texas back in 1980 with fairways laid out on a tight, forested site next to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport.
Mike Nuzzo designed the golf course at Wolf Point Ranch in 2009 for the sole use of its owner and his invited guests. Very little soil was shifted and the finished product has attracted accolades from those who have seen it.
The Club at Carlton Woods features two long, demanding 18-hole tracks that each operate from their own clubhouses. The Nicklaus is the more established of the two golf courses, opening in 2001.
One of four 18-hole designs at the Barton Creek resort, the Fazio Foothills layout was constructed on an undulating site that enjoys significant elevation changes during a round.