When it comes to golf history, Texas has always more than held its own. Especially with natives like Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino all roaming the Lone Star links at one time or another. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, Texas golf history has come to life yet again with the reconstitution of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, which closed its doors back in 1997 when it was located in The Woodlands, north of Houston. As part of the recent renovation of San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park Golf Course, though, the Hall of Fame has now moved cities and reopened — and it couldn’t be in a more appropriate spot, given the course’s history: It was the first public course to open in Texas.
The hall currently has 90 inductees and is located in the course’s historic clubhouse. It will open additional space inside the adjacent renovated Borglum Studio later this year, making it the fourth-largest golf museum in the nation — because in Texas, everything is bigger, even heroes.