Memorial Park Golf Course is known as one of the best municipal courses in the nation and is visited by more than 60,000 patrons each year. Funded by the non-profit Astros Golf Foundation, the $18.5 million project has produced the promised world-class golf course for all Houstonians and the return of the PGA TOUR’s Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open to Memorial Park for the first time since 1963.
The course, designed by world renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak, includes a new, state-of-the-art storm water irrigation system that can capture and retain 80 million gallons of storm water for irrigation purposes and remove the golf course irrigation from the City’s potable water system;
The grounds also house a two-tiered 84-bay hitting structure; a new maintenance facility and additional parking.
Doak has designed several of the top golf courses around the globe and rose to the challenge of creating a municipal golf course that could be played by both professionals and the general public. Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka also assisted as PGA TOUR player consultant. Construction was completed by Don Mahaffey, president of Greenscape Methods.