Memorial Park

Memorial Park in Texas.
1001 E Memorial Loop Drive, Houston, TX, 77007, USA
(832) 968-7486
John Bredemus, 1936/Tom Doak/Brooks Koepka, 2019,

Another Tom Doak restoration project that nods to golf’s past while embracing its future. The original John Bredemus layout opened in 1936 and hosted the Houston Open from 1951-63. In the years since, Memorial Park has been one of the busiest munis in the country, logging more than 60,000 rounds annually. Doak’s $18.5 million renovation -— with as assist from Brooks Koepka — improved irrigation and modernized the course, making it playable for the public and challenging for pros. The fairways are generous, and Doak left only 19 bunkers on the course. But his target-oriented design rewards precision, and the back nine is built for scoring swings and tournament drama. In 2020, Memorial Park became the first Doak course to play host to a PGA Tour event. But the rates remain muni-friendly, making this one of the best deals in golf. Max fee: $140 (Photo: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour)