Tripp Davis and Associates announce that their redesign work at Houston’s BraeBurn Country Club is nearing completion with a planned reopening of the front nine in December.
While keeping the same basic routing of the course, Davis and his team have rebuilt and reshaped all the greens, rebuilt and shifted tees, rebuilt bunkers in a more classic style while making better use of the elevation. New Northbridge Bermuda grass was installed along with a new irrigation system and upgraded drainage.
“BraeBurn has been an exciting project for us in taking a piece of ground with so much potential, and then realizing that potential,” said Davis. “We rebuilt almost every part of the course to try to give it a feel of being from that early American era – the Golden Age of architecture. Working with the entire club, superintendents Terry Gill and Aaron Engelhard, golf course builder Greenscape Methods, and irrigation contractor Heritage Links has been a great experience and everyone was very focused on long term quality through all the challenges this year has presented.”
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, BraeBurn Country Club has a rich history. The course was originally designed by John Bredemus in 1931 and was extensively reworked in 1991 to address flooding issues. It was the 1991 project that was able to add some significant elevation changes to the course, which is a unique feature in the Houston area. The legendary Hall of Fame golfer and three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret was one of the club’s early professionals.
About Tripp Davis and Associates
TrippDavis and Associates (TDA) was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Norman, Oklahoma. TDA practices golf architecture with an unparalleled passion for the craftsmanship of unique landscapes and strategic details. Tripp Davis, a decorated amateur golfer, was a member of the 1989 National Championship Golf Team and an NCAA All-American selection while at the University of Oklahoma. He continues to play in several prestigious amateur events each year.
Tripp’s abilities as a world-class player give him a unique insight into those subtle details in strategy that can make a golf course an interesting challenge for better players while proving an enjoyable test for the average golfer.
His knowledge of the game has also been incorporated into the development of innovative practice facilities that give players the opportunity to practice the right shots in the right way, thus expanding their golfing abilities and their appreciation for the game. Davis earned a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from The University of Oklahoma and is a Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
For more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, please visit the website at www.tdagolf.net or call 405-447-5259.
For more information about BraeBurn Country Club, please visit the club’s website at www.braeburncc.com.