The Gaines County Golf Course has been licensed to play by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). This is located in Seminole. It was designed by professional golfer Bobby Jones and is one of the country’s top ten courses for skill level players. It has been featured in the movie, Austin Powers: Here There Go Again. The course was designed so that beginners can play and learn on the same fairways.
The eighteen-hole golf course at the Gaines County Golf Course facilities in Seminole, Texas consists of 6,684 yards of playing area. The holes are all named by the course’s No. 1 athlete, none other than golfer, Ben Hogan. The course is divided into three segments with each containing six holes. It is considered a “par seventy” golf course by the Texas Golf Association and is one of only two public golf courses in the entire state of Texas, which are authorized by the TABC.
The Gaines County Golf Course has separate golf courses for the professional and for the amateur golfer. The professional category features eighteen holes, par seventy-yard golf course, plus one other short course. It also has a putting area, water hazards and bunkers. Amateur players can enjoy this course as well. It has a short and par seventy yard putting area.
The eighteen-hole golf course located at the Gaines County Golf Course facilities in Seminole, Texas is built on a natural grass terrain. The greens vary from three hundred yards to six hundred yards with dark brown spots. The first two thirds of the course is made up of brown and black tees. The greens are firm and the greens often include undulating bunkers.
Six oak trees are planted along the entire length of the course and each one is accompanied by a water tower and picnic areas. Along the way you will pass through marsh and brush lands. Another natural feature of the course is that it is surrounded by a sand trap filled with native cotton. The cotton traps help slow down the rate at which water evaporates from the ground. In Seminole the Gaines County Golf Course is also surrounded by a sand trap filled with native cotton.
The third section of the course is known as the clubhouse. Here you will find meeting areas for clubs and other activities. The clubhouse offers restrooms, a grill’s area, suite cabanas, an internet access point and other amenities. The greens are relatively short and as a result, the putting area is not very long. The total length of the 18 holes on the course is only six miles.
Located beside the clubhouse are the Putt-By-Step and the Putting Green. Both of these putting greens have been professionally designed by famed course designer Robert Trent Jones. The Putt-By-Step has been designed to mimic the look of miniature greens found in golf courses throughout the world. This putting green features a number of unique and interesting holes. Many of the holes have been duplicated to closely match the look of those found in many golf courses around the country.
The last major component of the course is known as the tournament course. It is located just south of the clubhouse. The club house is located near the putting green and contains a fire pit and several tables. The first two holes on the course are the same as those on the regular course, but the last hole is a longer than normal hole that features a banked shot into the ocean. This course is sold out for most of the season, so you may want to consider playing it during the off season if you can. There are other golf courses in Grants County that are open year round.