Memorial Park

Memorial Park GC

Houston, TX

We were asked to do the impossible: renovate a city-owned municipal course hosting 60,000 rounds per year, to make it a compelling site for the new home of the PGA TOUR’s Houston Open. The other imperative was to ensure that the course would drain beautifully to handle whatever the weather might throw at a future event.

With our consultant, world #1 player Brooks Koepka, we agreed that our priority should be not to defend par, but to provide opportunities for dramatic lead changes and excitement for both golfers and fans. The first test of its success will be in November, 2020.