The Battleground at Deer Park - Best Value Course

The Battleground at Deer ParkAs golf courses continue to fight for dwindling discretionary dollars, Paul Wilson, general manager at The Battleground at Deer Park, knows that keeping his tee sheet full will once again be a difficult proposition in 2010.

Houston has an amazing assortment of championship golf courses, but perhaps more than can be fully supported during a prolonged period of curtailed consumer spending. Wilson realizes that golfers have plenty of courses to choose from and that the amount overall rounds played won’t significantly increase, if at all. Consequently, Wilson is adamant about offering golfers who visit The Battleground at Deer Park the best possible value on their dollar, as the course has done throughout its history.

“We’re not trying to undersell our product,” Wilson said. “Being that people are playing fewer rounds, it’s a difficult proposition to find that niche in the market. So when people do choose to play our facility, we want to offer them a phenomenal product and service for the price.”

First and foremost, visitors to The Battleground at Deer Park can expect an impeccably conditioned golf course. The Tom Knickerbocker-designed layout features some of the smoothest rolling putting surfaces in the Lone Star State. Hit these outstanding greens in regulation and you’re in for an enjoyable round.

Recent improvements have enhanced playability at The Battleground. The par 3 tee boxes have been extended and each and every bunker has been refurbished.

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While these renovations are correctly classified as minor, they’re a prime example of the attention to detail and desire to provide the best possible conditioning that makes The Battleground a “must play.” Visit the course’s Web site ( to make your tee time today.

Championship Golf

The Battleground, which opened its doors in 1996, measures just less than 7,000 yards from the back tees, and is flooded with an assortment of challenging and beautiful obstacles to entertain golfers of all skill levels.

Water is prevalent throughout the course, coming into play on 14 of the 18 holes. And while the majority of the terrain tends to be relatively flat, most of the greens have some elevation, meaning you’re not just playing into an even surface.

Those slightly elevated greens tend to be bigger than average and have a considerable degree of undulation, but remain inviting and always groomed to perfection. While the TifDwarf Bermuda greens are big and welcoming, the fairways are narrow, requiring players to display control and accuracy off the tee.

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The signature hole at The Battleground is the 17th, a 175-yard par 3 that requires a 150-yard carry over water to a fairly large putting surface featuring a rock waterfall located at the face of the green.

Shortly after the layout opened in 1996, The Battleground received high praise from area golfers and a number of area golf professionals. As the layout continues to mature, it’s consistently listed alongside the premier courses in the Houston area.

Walking is allowed on the course, which is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Houston.

Bottoms Up

While great golf has always been offered at The Battleground at Deer Park, alcoholic beverages have not. That all changed last year when the course acquired a liquor license allowing mixed drinks and liquor to be served at special events, social functions and weddings. This development also gives The Battleground the ability to offer beer and wine at the facility’s restaurant and throughout the golf course on a daily basis.

But don’t enjoy that beverage cart too much. The corridors of The Battleground also serve as a walking, or riding, tour through the area’s storied past.

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History Lesson

The Battleground at Deer Park is adjacent to the site of the famous Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution where General Sam Houston and the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army, giving birth to the Republic of Texas. Today, the city of Deer Park is officially known as the “Birthplace of Texas.”

When the city chose to build the golf course, significant efforts were made to honor the fight for Texas’ independence. The course is fittingly named “The Battleground,” the course’s main logo is a cannon and each individual tee box is named in tribute of a Republic notable or a legendary Republic happening, such as Yellowstone and Santa Anna.

The uniqueness of the Battleground, beyond its offering of historical significance in the community that is billed as “The Birthplace of Texas,” rests with its versatility. All golfers, no matter their skill level, want a finely manicured golf course, well-kept greens in all seasons, a first-class  clubhouse, a spacious and modern practice facility, high-performance golf carts – and reasonable rates. And that is what all golfers can expect to find at The Battleground at Deer Park.


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