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Second Course at Redstone GC Opens


The new Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club, designed especially to host the Shell Houston Open, a PGA Tour event, is now open for public play.

Crafted by golf course architect Rees Jones, the wooded 7,422-yard, par-72 layout is a daily-fee course located adjacent to the Member Course at Redstone Golf Club. The latter facility, designed by Jacobsen-Hardy, has hosted Houston's Tour event since 2003 while the new course was under construction.

According to the contractual agreement between the Houston Golf Association (HGA) and Redstone Golf Management, the Tournament Course will be free of real estate development. "Redstone continues to deliver on its promises to make the site of the Shell Houston Open an exceptional venue," says Steve Timms, executive director of the Houston Golf Association, which operates the tournament.

"Since we signed the contract in 2002, Redstone has continually shown its commitment to be the best,” Timms continued. “The 50 acres of on-site sponsor parking, plus the three-hole course for The First Tee of Houston/Redstone emphasizes why the Houston Golf Association relishes its partnership with The Redstone Companies."

PGA Tour player David Toms consulted with Jones on the project. "Normally a Tour player is not as involved in the design process, but I have had a lot of access and input," says Toms. "The course is challenging, but fair. There is a lot of variety so that not one type of player has an advantage, which is what we need on the tour now."

With multiple sets of tees on each hole, the course can play anywhere from 7,422 yards from the tips to 5,371 yards from the forward tees. Green fees are $125. The play rate includes cart, range balls and a forecaddie with each group.

Redstone Golf Club is located in northeast Houston, minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, at 5860 Wilson Road near the Sam Houston Tollway and U.S. Highway 59. For more information or tee times, call 281/459-7820 or visit www.redstonegolfclub.com.