When Jack Burke and the late Jimmy Demaret opened Champions Golf Club in 1957, they dedicated themselves to keeping an active amateur golf program in the Houston area.
Four years later, they conceived the Champions Cup Invitational, four rounds of two-man, best ball stroke competition to be played by the country's outstanding amateur golfers. Participation would be by invitation and only to golfers with three handicaps or lower. Both members of the team must be over twenty-five (25) years of age and must also be from accredited USGA golf clubs. Contestants must walk during the tournament.
Champions is a club solely devoted to golf, with an unusual number of low handicappers among its membership. The club has 400+ members with single digit handicaps and 150+ of those are five or below.
Since opening it's courses in 1957, Champions had been proud to host many national events. They include:
1967 Ryder Cup
1969 U.S. Open
1966,1967,1968,1970,1971 Champions International
1990 Nabisco Championship
1993 U. S. Amateur
1998, 2017 U. S. Women's Mid Amateur
1997,1999,2001,2003 PGA Tour Championship
Future Tournaments - U.S. Women's Open - June 1-7, 2020
The 2019 Champions Invitational will be another great amateur event!
Champions Golf Club
13722 Champions Drive . Houston, Texas 77069
Office: 281-444-6262 . Pro Shop: 281-444-6449