Pecan Valley Golf Club
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Pecan Valley Golf Club
Pecan Valley Golf Club
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Pecan Valley Golf Club is located in the US
Pecan Valley Golf Club
Pecan Valley Golf Club is located in Texas
Pecan Valley Golf Club
Coordinates29°22?37?N 98°25?52?W / 29.377°N 98.431°W / 29.377; -98.431Coordinates: 29°22?37?N 98°25?52?W / 29.377°N 98.431°W / 29.377; -98.431
Location4700 Pecan Valley Drive
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Elevation590 feet (180 m)
Established1963 (closed 2012)
Operated by
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedPGA Championship (1968)
Texas Open Invitational
(1967-1970)
Designed byJ. Press Maxwell (1963)
Bob Cupp
(1998 renovation)
Par71
Length7,010 yards (6,410 m)[1]
Course rating73.9
Slope rating131

Pecan Valley Golf Club was a golf club in the southern United States, located in San Antonio, Texas. Opened in 1963, the golf course was designed by J. Press Maxwell and was renovated in 1998 by Bob Cupp. It hosted the PGA Championship in 1968, won by 48-year-old Julius Boros for his third major title.

Pecan Valley was the site of the Alamo Ladies' Open on the LPGA Tour (1963-1966), the Texas Open Invitational on the PGA Tour (1967-1970), and the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2001.

Pecan Valley ceased operations in January 2012,[2][3] the first major championship venue closed in the U.S. since Pomonok Country Club in Queens, New York, host of the PGA Championship in 1939, was sold in 1949.[4] It is not known when play will be permitted again; development on a portion of the property began Plans are for development of a new nine-hole par-3 course, built to championship golf standards and designed for people with limited mobility and provide specialized equipment.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Pecan Valley Golf Club". GolfLink. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Pecan Valley set to close on Sunday
  3. ^ Tough economy blamed for closure of tough SA golf course
  4. ^ "San Antonio golfers working on plan to save Pecan Valley, site of 1968 PGA Championship". Golf.com. January 10, 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Gerlach, Jeremy T. (June 18, 2015). "Redevelopment of Pecan Valley golf course underway". My San Antonio. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Biediger, Shari (May 28, 2018). "Rezoning clears way for Valor Club's golf course designed for veterans". Rivard Report. Retrieved 2018.



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