Greetings from WRG!
If you are a golfer, or just a fan of the PGA, you are probably aware that the Shell Houston Open (SHO) comes to Houston this week! This is a great way to spend the day as a family enjoying the beautiful weather.
The Shell Houston Open is actually played in Humble, Texas at the Golf Club of Houston. (Side note, the H in Humble is silent. It is pronounced umble). Many PGA favorites enjoy this annual event.
The schedule of events is as follows: Tuesday, March 29 is the practice day, which is a great day to go, as the golfers are relaxed and typically very open to signing hats, etc. Play hooky from work and school to attend this day – shhhh, we won’t tell! Wednesday is the Grand Pro-Am Day and the first round begins on Thursday, March 31st. For complete information, including tickets and parking information, please go to: www.ShellHoustonOpen.com. I hope you decide to take advantage of such a big athletic event located right here in our back yard.
Closer to home and scheduled for May 2-8 on The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, The Woodlands will welcome the Senior PGA tour. The Insperity Invitational presented by United Health Care will boast a field of 81 of the best PGA Tour Champions professionals. Of those, several are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The current defending champion is Ian Woosnam. What an amazing opportunity to see the legends play up close and personal! For more information on this exciting event right here in The Woodlands, please refer to www.InsperityInvitational.com.
Maybe you are a golfer yourself or have considered taking up the sport. If so, you are in luck as there are many options around with a wide variety of price ranges for you to consider. Additionally, our weather lets you enjoy this activity almost year round!
The Woodlands Country Club is located at 100 Grand Fairway in Cochran’s Crossing. This private club boasts three courses: The Palmer, The Tournament and the Player Course. There is also a tennis complex, two fitness centers and a beautiful pool area. You can find more information at www.ClubCorp.com/Clubs/The-Woodlands-Country-Club.
There are other courses in the area that have also come under the umbrella of ClubCorp Houston. These include: Lake Windcrest in Magnolia; Magnolia Creek and South Shore Harbour Courses in League City; The Golf Trails of The Woodlands; and others in the greater Houston area. A complete listing is available at www.Info.ClubCorp.com//ClubCorpHouston.
An option for semi-private golfing is located at Spring Valley Golf and Disc Golf Course, located in Spring off of Gosling Road. Spring Valley is open to the public and also offers memberships. It is a 9 hole course at an affordable price, so it is a great option for those who do not have a lot of time to play a full round of 18 holes. They are also unique as they offer a 28 hold disk golf course that is renowned as the best is southeast Texas. You can find more information here: www.SpringValleyGolfandDiscGolf.com
Other nearby golf courses, as included in our online Destination Guide at www.woodlandsrelogroup.com/destination_guides are listed below. The destination guide requires you to log in. If you do not remember your log in information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-363-5879.
- River Plantation Country Club, easily accessed on the I-45 northbound feeder road in Conroe www.RiverPlantationCC.com
- Woodforest Golf Club off of the Fish Creek Thoroughfare in Montgomery: www.WoodforestGolf.com
- Augusta Pines Golf Club in Spring, which also boasts a full care equestrian center: www.Tour18.com/augusta-pines-home
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention Top Golf in this note. Golf skills are not required for you to have fun! There is an extensive food and drink menu and is truly fun for the entire family. If you have not already, please see our On Location video where your WRG staff takes advantage of the fun at Top Golf: www.woodlandsrelogroup.com/on_location/view/5 For more information on Top Golf, the website for the Spring location is:www.TopGolf.com/us/houston-north/
With the longer days and beautiful weather, I hope this week’s newsletter inspires you to either take up golf or dust off your bag and head out!