Par Excellence

We asked eighteen of the biggest names in golf—Hall of Famers, tournament champs, up-and-comers, and coaches—to name their favorite hole in Texas. Presenting the course of their dreams. And yours.

Rich Beem

Hole 7 Resort Course, Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio
Par 4, 316 yards

It’s a short par 4, a goofy little hole with Six Flags Fiesta Texas in the background. If you are feeling good, you can drive it onto the green. If not, then you can lay up and then use a wedge. When you stand on top of it, you feel like you are on top of the world.”

Beem won the 2002 PGA Championship. He lives in Austin.

Jack Burke Jr.

Hole 8 Cypress Creek Course, Champions Golf Club, Houston
Par 3, 186 yards

Tee-wise, you can play it with a wedge all the way to a 3-iron. There is tremendous pin play.”

Burke won the 1956 Masters and PGA Championship. He lives in Houston.

Chad Campbell

Hole 18 Cypress Creek Course, Champions Golf Club, Houston
Par 4, 459 yards

It is a classic hole, with the trees surrounding the fairway, and I just love the bunkering of the green. I can hit a perfect draw off the tee, and it just looks good to my eye. Of course,

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