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    • Redstone Golf Club Open for Play

    Dec. 10, 2002
    Houston Golf Association

    Redstone Golf Club, new home of the Shell Houston Open PGA TOUR event, opened for play on Dec. 10 and got rave reviews from a former Masters and PGA Champion.

    Jack Burke, winner of the 1956 Masters and PGA Championship, played the course with Dick Harmon, Redstone Golf Club Director of Golf, and Charlie Epps, Redstone Golf Management Director of Golf Marketing. Burke, co-founder of Champions Golf Club, gave the course a big thumbs up.

    "This is a great course," said Burke, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. "I believe the pros will really enjoy playing it. You will certainly get to use the driver on this course."

    The Redstone Golf Club complex boasts a 33,000 square-foot clubhouse, due for completion in March. A two-story office building, which will house the Houston Golf Association, Redstone Golf Management and other tennants, is due to be completed by Feb. 7.

    The course was designed by PGA TOUR player Peter Jacobsen and his partner Jim Hardy. Jacobsen and Hardy previously designed BlackHorse Golf Club, a 36-hole facility, for Redstone Golf Management.

    Redstone Golf Club plays to par 72 (35 on the front nine and 37 on the back nine) and can be stretched to more than 7,500 yards from the very back tees. The Shell Houston Open will be played at a set up between 7,300-7,500 yards, according to the PGA TOUR competitions staff.

    There will be limited public play at Redstone Golf Club prior to the Shell Houston Open (April 21-27). For tee time availability and pricing call 281-454-6590.