A Texas golf landmark: The Battleground at Deer Park near Houston celebrates 20 years

DEER PARK, Texas -- Opened in 1996, the Battleground golf course at Deer Park remains one of the better values in the Houston area.

Located just east of the city in the heart of the area's oil-and-gas production, this municipal golf course has served Deer Park and surrounding communities for two decades with a golf course that measures nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees.

With water on half the holes and usually a prevailing breeze from the south, it's anything but easy, although the par 5s are short and represent birdie opportunities.

The Battleground at Deer Park has excellent stand-alone practice facilities that include a range, short-game area and three-hole practice course available for a nominal fee.

The large clubhouse features a well stocked golf shop and excellent restaurant and banquet facilities.

Nov 03, 2016

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Mike Bailey

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Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in the Houston area. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 20 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @Accidentlgolfer.