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Tripp Davis Starts Work at Houston’s BraeBurn Country Club

BraeBurn Country Club

Tripp Davis and Associates has begun work at BraeBurn Country Club in Houston, Texas, to rebuild the course.

BraeBurn Country Club has a rich history and 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 unique to the Houston area.  The legendary Hall of Fame golfer and three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret was one of the club’s early professionals.

“I have always wanted to be a part of a great project in Houston – a very golf rich area,” said Tripp Davis.  “I am excited to finally be on the ground getting work going and I can’t wait to get the membership back on the new course this fall.”

The work will include rebuilding all of the greens with Davis’ unique and strategic shapes, rebuilding all the tees to add strategic variety, giving the bunkers a more classic style and strategic positioning, and making better use of the elevation created in the 1991 project to further enhance how unique BraeBurn is in Houston.  Work will also include installing a new irrigation system, replacing old turf with Northbridge Bermuda, and upgrading the entire drainage system to improve playing conditions in the winter months, which is an active time for play in Houston, and upgrading the practice facilities.

“This golf course redesign and construction project is a fantastic way for BraeBurn and its members to celebrate our 90th Anniversary,” said club general manager, Dan Olson.  “Tripp has created a timeless design built on a vision that will sustain interest, character, and challenging yet friendly golf for all levels of play. In addition, Tripp aided the Club in assembling world-class construction teams to execute these plans. We could not be more excited about our project and what this means to this property, our membership, and the next chapter in the beautiful story of BraeBurn Country Club.”

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 craftsmanship of unique landscapes and strategic details.  Tripp Davis, a decorated amateur golfer, was a member of the 1989 National Championship Golf Team and a 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 or call 405-447-5259.

For more information about Braeburn Country Club, please visit the club’s website at

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