Texas A&M Golf Course Receives Recognition

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

The Texas A&M golf course has been around for quite some time, but do you know exactly how long it's been there? Also, did you know that the golf course recently received state wide attention?

"It's part of A&M and it's an important part," Bob Ellis, Retired Texas A&M Golf Coach said. "When you come into the east side of the campus it's all green and it's pretty."

Former Texas A&M Golf Coach Bob Ellis has spent a lot of time on the Texas A&M Golf Course.

Designed by Robert Plummer back in the early 1950's, the course has seen a lot over its 58 year history. Now it can add an honor to its list of lengthy credentials.

The Dallas Morning News has rated the course as the third best economy golf course in Texas. That's a huge honor for this 18 hole getaway that takes up a very small 154 acres of Texas A&M University's east side.

"We're just tickled to death. We know that we take it as a pat on the back as to what we are doing and we're doing it well," Mark Haven, General Manager of the golf course said.

The trick to keeping the course affordable to students, faculty, and residents simply means it just doesn't have as many amenities as some of the more expensive courses.

"We still have some infrastructure we would like to fix but I don't think any of our problems are due to a lack of knowledge, it's just to do with a lack of of money," Haven said.

Now even though Bob coached for 27 years here, his fondest memories are the ones with friends.

"I was playing with my neighbor and I made a two over on 13 and he didn't believe it! I went over to the hole and reached in and pulled out the ball. All he could say was "Holy Cow!" That was a great memory," Ellis said.

Last year the Dallas Morning News ranked the course 15th.

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