BraeBurn Country Club was formed in 1931 and John Bredimus originally designed the club’s course. Sixty years later, Carlton Gipson redesigned the layout to fashion the eighteen holes that are in play today.
The semi-private Links at Land’s End 18-hole layout is set on a Lake Fork peninsula with the fairways largely routed around the lakeshore. Consequently, water comes into play at no fewer than twelve of the eighteen holes on the scorecard.
The Lakes at Castle Hills was formed as The Golf Club at Castle Hills in 1999 before a five-month course renovation (and a name change) took place in 2011, when new bunkers and greens were also installed.
The Resort course at the 36-hole La Cantera Golf Club hosted fifteen editions of the Texas Open, starting the year that the Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish layout first opened for play in 1995.
Alex Findlay set out the original 9-hole course at San Antonio Country Club in 1907 and he returned six years later to expand the layout to eighteen holes. It’s been altered a number of times since then, most recently by Brian Silva.
The course at Gentle Creek Country Club is the sporting focus at an upmarket residential development in Prosper. It’s routed across 235 acres of forested terrain, with fairways set around a large lake.
The Player course was the last of the four layouts to debut at the 63-hole Woodlands Country Club golf complex in 2002. It’s by far the most difficult track here, carrying a slope rating of 151 from the back tees.
Memorial Park is one of five municipal golf courses operated by Houston Parks & Recreation Department. Designed by John Bredemus in 1936, the course hosted the Shell Houston Open from 1951 to 1963.
The Max A. Mandel Municipal course overlooks and plays along the mighty Rio Grande River where Robert Trent Jones Junior skilfully routed the undulating fairways around a couple of enormous arroyos.
Dallas Athletic Club boasts two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, the Blue and the Gold. The Gold doesn’t have the same championship pedigree as the Blue but it’s still a tough track, laid out around eight lakes.