Tripp Davis starts work on renovation of BraeBurn CC in Houston

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Tripp Davis and Associates has started an extensive renovation project at BraeBurn Country Club in Houston.

The private BraeBurn originally was designed by John Bredemus in 1931 and was extensively renovated in 1991 by Carlton Gipson, with significant elevation changes added.

“I have always wanted to be a part of a great project in Houston – a very golf-rich area,” Davis said in a media release announcing the project. “I am excited to finally be on the ground getting work going, and I can’t wait to get the membership back on the new course this fall.”

The work at BraeBurn will include rebuilding and reshaping all the greens, rebuilding and shifting tees, rebuilding and shifting bunkers in a more classic style and making better use of the elevation. New Northbridge Bermuda grass will be installed along with a new irrigation system and upgraded drainage. The practice facility also will be renovated.

Davis’ past restoration and renovations projects include Deepdale Club and Engineers Country Club in New York, Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and Oak Tree National in Oklahoma, Sunnehanna Country Club in Pennsylvania, and Preston Trail Golf Club in Texas, among dozens of others. He also has built more than a dozen original courses, most of them in Texas and Oklahoma, including Old American Golf Club.

“This golf course redesign and construction project is a fantastic way for BraeBurn and its members to celebrate our 90th anniversary,” BraeBurn general manager Dan Olson said in the media release. “Tripp has created a timeless design built on a vision that will sustain interest, character and challenging yet friendly golf for all levels of play.”

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