Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I wanted to post one more picture of the old course.
Unfortunately? I never did play any of the holes.
The one pictured above was 140 yards - all carry - to a tiny green that slopes away - a bit much for a beginner course. The 8th was a 190 yard carry to a tiny green...
Note the netting protecting those on the tee from the surrounding holes.
Lots of cart path for such a short course.
The lakes are gone too - relocated I should say.

Recently someone told me the new range was the coolest practice facility they'd ever seen - 25 years building golf courses under their belt.

Please read Matt's blog here

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My first N.L.E.

A NLE is a golf course that is No Longer in Existence.
It wasn't my course that went NLE, but the weirdest & hardest par 3 course I've seen in some time. Probably the hardest beginners course ever built. The holes were so compacted and each tee and green needed to be separated by netting.
Fortunately my good friend Matt Swanson purchased the property and had the great idea of transforming the old course into the finest practice facility in Houston - maybe Texas.
Please read Matt's blog here
and keep up here for the next month - I'll be able to chronicle the whole project rather quickly. The results are great.
Happy Open!
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