The Briarcrest Golf Course is a regulation course that carries the modern style of the Phillips Event Center throughout each of its 18 challenging holes. First opened in 1971, the Dr. Marvin H. Ferguson design offers a park-land style of play with tight fairways and small greens that are sure to challenge any and all golfers. From the champion tees, the course measures 6,748 yards and is rated at a par 72. The greens are well maintained Champion Bermuda and are a highlight of the high standards of quality brought to all golfers at a fair price.
This short par 5 calls for a strategic tee shot. Long hitters may want to chance an attempt over the hazard, though doing so requires roughly a 280 yard carry. A safer route is to lay up about 215 yards on the right side of the fairway so as to have a clearer shot to the green.
The first par 4 asks golfers to consider their tee shot club. The shorter length rewards a well struck hybrid or fairway wood, but tempts long hitters whose driving accuracy can place their second shot within 100 yards. The left side of the fairway is the target for an unobstructed approach.
This simple approach to the green masks a challenge. A wide fairway lets players enjoy a riskier tee shot, but the heavily undulated green requires accuracy on the approach. Golfers who enjoy strategically placed approaching irons shot will find themselves rewarded on this hole.
Four is perhaps the toughest of the par 5s. Though still shorter, the narrow tee shot may cause the driver to stay in the bag so as to avoid the trees along the right side of the fairway. A tee shot placed along the left side of the fairway to 220 yards from the green puts players in a position to reach the green in two.
The first of the par 3s masks its difficulty with the surrounding trees. Slightly uphill and predominantly facing the wind, this hole typically plays longer than the distance reads. A tee shot placed center green allows the player a good par chance no matter the pin location.
Six is the number one handicap hole and challenges each aspect of play. Long hitters can be rewarded cutting the hard dogleg left, while average distance players must choose between a safe shot in the fairway, or an attempt to shape the ball around the corner. The green slopes heavily away from the approach, so a ball placed right of the hole and just short of pin high is the safest route.
The difficulty of seven is the size of the green. Slightly uphill plays longer than usual, and the various undulations require golfers to consider shot placement that allows for an easier putt to the hole.
One of the longest par 4s, hole nine is uphill and predominantly into the wind. The tee shot is best played straight off the tee to the left side of the fairway that puts a confident club in hand for the next shot. Nine green is smaller than normal, the approach should depend on the pin, with front pins dictating a below the hole ball and back pin approaches played best at the middle of the green.
Hole 10 is a fun start to the back nine. This short par 4 is best played with a 180 yard club straight off the tee so that the ball will roll down the hill and leave the approach less than 100 yards.
This long par 4 requires attention to wind. An accurate tee shot at the right side of the fairway will cut distance on the approach, though a safer shot to the high side of the fairway on the left leaves less room for error. The approach club should be long enough to reach the green as elevation and wind add greater than perceived distance.
A short straight par 4, twelve rewards both risky and safe play. The wide fairway allows for a powerful drive, but those that enjoy strategy will enjoy hitting a tee shot that places their best distance club in hand. The sloped green is deceptively short, so often a club less than normal will be sufficient.
Any shot to the left will make par almost impossible. Thirteen is the shortest of the par 3s, so a well-placed tee shot often rewards a birdie.
Tee placement is key to this short, hard dogleg right. Long hitters may cut the corner, but anything right of the dogleg is hazard. Strategic play calls for a hybrid or soft fairway wood straight off the tee, leaving less than 150 yards into the green.
Another marquee hole of the course, fifteen is the longest but widest of the par 5s. A well struck tee shot to the right of the fairway leaves the chance for an open third shot into a short undulated green. Hole Sixteen: The second signature hole, sixteen is a long uphill par 3 with a wide green sloped heavily toward the hazard. The green is guarded by water and bunkers on all sides. Distance is crucial; the tee shot must factor in both elevation and wind to insure proper length.
This dogleg left is one of the longer par 4s due to its vulnerability to wind. A straight tee shot may place long hitters through the fairway, while the average golfer should consider a shot middle left of the fairway so as to shave distance off the approach.
The finishing hole uses elevation and hazard to challenge players. A long tee shot may find its way to the water, so a lay up to 230 yards on the left side of the fairway offers an unobstructed heavily uphill approach. Players should pay attention to wind, as well as decide if a two or three shot approach is the best plan.
The 10 x 12 HD Golf Simulators, the first of its kind in our area, can be rented by the hour and allow full play on 25 of the world’s best known courses. They also provide detailed analysis on your swing for instructional purposes and allow you to be fitted for the perfect clubs. The simulators have a wide range of games for any age and skill level (closest to the pin contest, HDG Poker, Window Smash, Tic-tac-toe and Fun Put). The 10’x 12’ High Definition screens can also be used to watch the big game. Our game room is open to the public but can be reserved for your next special occasion.
$35 per hour or $40 per hour with club rental.
This price is for unlimited number of players.
For more information on reserving the game room, call Micah Turner at 979-776-0133 or fill out the contact form on our Contact Page.
From the beginner to the more advanced player that just needs to fine tune your short game. Come out and let us help with your game.
Book a lesson today with one of our two golf professionals.
30 minute lessons……..$50.00
1 hour lessons…………..$75.00
Series of three 30 minute lessons……$125.00
Series of Five 1 hour lessons…………..$300.00
Clinics available at discounted rates upon request.
For more information, please call 979-776-0133
The Golf Course is closed on Monday’s until 10:00 am.
Full Golf Individual
$175 per mo. plus tax Unlimited golf with cart daily
Member discounted Range Balls
Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at the time of purchase
Full Golf Family
$225 per mo. plus tax Unlimited golf with cart daily
Member discounted range balls
Eligible to member account holder, spouse, and all dependents in the household up to 26 years of age
Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan for member account holder for $350 plus tax, range ball plan may be extended to other member holders for an additional $175 for each eligible individual
Full Golf Senior
$150 per mo. plus tax Unlimited golf with cart daily
Member discounted range balls
Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at time of purchase
$350 per mo. plus tax
Unlimited golf with cart daily for two main membership holders
Member discounted range balls
Option to purchase unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at time of purchase
Option to place up to 8 people on membership eligible for twilight green fee
Option to charge purchases to account
Eligible to all current Texas A&M, Blinn, and Sam Houston students
$350 plus tax per semester Unlimited golf daily
Member discounted range balls and Member discounted cart fee
The golf course is closed Monday’s until 10:00 am.
9 hole weekday $20 (7am-3pm) 9 hole weekend $30 (7am-3pm)
18 hole weekday $35 (7am-3pm) 18 hole weekend $45 (7am-3pm)
Twilight Guest Fees
18 hole weekday $25 (3pm-5pm) 18 hole weekend $35 (3pm-5pm)
Junior Guest Fees
9 hole weekday $10 (7am-7pm) 9 hole weekend $20 (7am-7pm)
18 hole weekday $20 (7am-7pm) 18 hole weekend $28 (7am-7pm)
Student Guest Fees
18 hole weekday $25 (7am-7pm) 18 hole weekend $35 (7am-7pm)
First Responder Fees
18 Hole Weekday $20 18 Hole Weekend $25
**All prices include a half cart fee, excluding junior rates**
Large Bucket $8 Small Bucket $5
($2 off Large Bucket & $1 off Small Bucket – members only)
Golf Simulator (unlimited number of players included in hourly fee)
One hour $35 With club rental $40
The Courts @ PEC
Facility Hours: 8AM-8PM Mon-Friday 9-6 Saturday/Sunday
Credit Cards Accepted
Contact us anytime:
Jamie Smith 979-255-0681
Lessons may be purchased individually or in blocks of 4 private or 6 group classes (make-up classes will be offered for weather related cancellations).
Group Lessons (1 hour) – $12
Private Lessons (1 hour) – $50
Private Lessons (1/2 hour) – $25
Ball Machine Rental – $30/month – First Come
Members $12 per racquet plus cost of string
Non-members $15 per racquet plus cost of string
- Individual – $35 monthly plus tax
- Pay for One Full Year and receive the discounted rate of $30/month ($360 plus tax)
- Non-Members are always welcome and may pay a court fee of $10/person/hour, members receive court preference.
Member Benefits Include:
- No initiation fee
- Full use of 6 lighted court (first come, first served basis)
- On-Court Water/Ice Service
- Ball Machine Reservation (as available) plus 1 hour free use every month
- Discount on Stringing ($12/members, $15/non-members)
- Ladies Drill/Play – $10
- Quarterly Socials
- Sunday Afternoon Mixed Double League (2-4 PM)
- USPTA Certified Instructors