Champions Golf Club was founded by Jack Burke, Jr. and the late Jimmy Demaret in 1957. From its origin, Champions has consistently carved its place in golf history hosting such prestigious events as the Ryder Cup Matches in 1967, the United States Open in 1969 and the PGA Tour Championship (five times, most recently in 2003).
The Cypress Creek course is worthy of the championships it has hosted. The course is best known for its massive greens, which offer a myriad of hole locations, and require precise iron play to create realistic chances for birdie. The 7th green alone is over 70 yards deep!
Champions epitomizes the "tough but fair" design philosophy that ruled at the time it was designed--there are no pushover holes, every shot is well-defended, and a good score must be earned. The course is not without its thrilling shots, however, as evidenced at the par-3 4th (where Ben Hogan famously made a 9 during his last competition on the PGA Tour), the all-carry 8th and 12th, and the bite-off-as-much-as-you-dare tee shots on the par-5 9th and 13th.
The club has an impressive number of low handicaps, and strong sense of its place in the history of Texas golf. The clubhouse setting is ideal for tournament golf, with the huge putting green, practice tee, 1st and 10th tees and 9th and 18th greens all within view from the clubhouse. To top it all off, Champions also has one of the best locker rooms in all of golf.