The Clubs at Houston Oaks is located in Hockley on 900 acres of land formerly owned by the Tenneco Oil & Gas Company, where it operated as the firm’s headquarters and family retreat facility in the 1950s and 1960s.
Many of the fairways on the TPC Craig Ranch course are routed around Rowlett Creek, which wanders through a long, narrow plot of land. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this private facility first opened for golfing action in 2004.
The Oaks course at TPC San Antonio is the Greg Norman-designed sibling of the shorter Canyons course, a Pete Dye offering that also opened in 2010.
The layout at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas was carved from a densely wooded landscape in 1969 by Texan PGA Professional, Billy Martindale. Today, the golf course is just one of several sporting amenities at an impressive recreational facility.
Twenty years after businessman Marvin Leonard constructed the course at Colonial, he commissioned Robert Trent Jones Snr to build another 18 holes at Shady Oaks Country Club, disregarding the advice of his friend and advisor Ben Hogan who thought the site was too hilly.
The Columbian Country Club was formed in 1881, moving to Carrollton in 1952 when Ralph Plummer designed a new course. The club folded in 2008, becoming the Honors Golf Club Dallas and then Maridoe Golf Club before Steve Smyers completed a remodel in 2017.
Lakewood Country Club was originally fashioned by Tom Bendelow in 1912 and so it remained until Texan Ralph Plummer redesigned the course in 1948. Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore have since twice revitalised the course.
The golf course at River Oaks Country Club sits on rather flat ground next to the winding waters of Buffalo Bayou. It’s an old Donald Ross design from 1924 that was revamped by Rees Jones in the 1990s and renovated by Fazio Design in 2015.
Home to the Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour, the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas course was originally designed by Jay Morrish in 1982, with a helping hand from Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw.
The University of Texas Golf Club boasts a 7,412 yard, par 71 championship course, created by Bechtol Russell Golf Design in 2003. Remarkably, there’s a choice of ten tee positions on every hole to suit golfers of all abilities.