The Campus Course at Texas A&M opened for play in 1951 and originally designed by Ralph Plummer. Plummer was a regional golf course architect whose works included Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Champions Golf Club in Houston, and Dallas Athletic Club. The Plummer design was a staple on the Texas A&M Campus for over 60 years, until a complete renovation in 2013 – a par 71, 7,008 yard gem designed by Texas A&M’s own Jeff Blume ’89.
Blume, who is based in the Houston area and worked with Robery Von Hagge before opening his own firm in 1997, has quietly build a solid reputation as a golf course designer. He put this project near the top of his list of accomplishments, not only because his legacy will live on “hallowed grounds,” but because of the quality of the course.
Blume and Houston businessman Robert Steele along with Sterling Golf collaborated with the University of the $5 million project which is now known as The Golf Club at Texas A&M. The project included an 18-hole championship golf course, driving range and a short game practice area for research and classes.
Blume, who scouted out the classic courses in the Northeast for this project, gave it an early American look. There are 158 bunkers on the course, many of them clustered in the style of Charles MacDonald or Donald Ross.
With the future addition of a tournament pavilion and new clubhouse, The Golf Club at Texas A&M will provide an on-campus social center for current and former students to enjoy. With support of the Aggies everywhere, our mission is simply to have the best on-campus golf course in the country while providing the highest quality customer service.
“The golf course is a huge upgrade in every way. The Golf Club at Texas A&M is something we can all be proud of.” – Bucky Richardson, former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback.