SHELL HOUSTON OPEN GOLF EXPERIENCE:
First year played:
1946 Location: Houston, Texas Course: Redstone Golf Club
The Shell Houston Open is a golf tournament that is played annually in Houston, Texas. The tournament is a PGA event, and features some of the top golfers in world. The Shell Open is currently played at Redstone Golf Club, but in the past has been played at many of the Houston areas best courses. In the early years it was played at Memorial Golf Course, which is a fantastic public course located in the center of the city. It was also played at Champions Golf Club, which is widely regarded as one of the better golf courses in Texas. And it was also played at a couple of courses just outside the Houston city limits, Quail Valley and TPC at The Woodlands. But now the Shell Open has been at Redstone GC since 2003.
The Shell Open is a regular PGA tournament that is played each Spring. The format of the tournament is the standard four day, 72 hole tourney. The current course at Redstone is approximately 7500 yards long, and is a Par 72 course.
Over the years the Shell Houston Open has had many great winners. Included in the list of winners of the Shell are great golfers like: Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples and Vijay Singh. In fact, Palmer won the Shell Open twice and both Singh and Strange have won it three times each. The Shell is truly one of the really good PGA tournaments being played today. So buy your Shell Houston Open tickets today and get out to see this exciting golf tournament for yourself.
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Son's birthday wish My 13yr old son, Justin asked to be taken to the Houston Shell Open as his "BIG" present this year for his 13th birthday. He loves watching & playing golf and has always wanted to attend this event. We live in Baytown, Tx and have never been able to get tickets to attend, but this year since it was a gift request we would love to take him. He hopes to play golf in high school, since he loves the game! March 6, 2012