Located 20 minutes east of Houston in Deer Park, Texas, Battleground Golf Course offers a demanding championship layout. With large greens and numerous water hazards, this course is fun for both thr beginners and experienced players alike. The course is unique in that each of the 18 holes has been given a name associated with the battle that took place on the San Jacinto Battleground, when troops under the command of General Sam Houston defeated Santa Ana. Aside from our firs-rate course and facilities, Battleground offers an experienced event staff and catering that can accommodate over 200 people.
My career in the recreation business started over 30 years ago near Princeton, NJ at an indoor/outdoor tennis Club as a partner in a Management Company for both tennis and racquetball facilities. Upon the sale of the business I spent a number of years as a delivery crew co-captain of power and sailing yachts from Maine to the Caribbean building a sound reputation for myself among both other delivery crews and the yacht owners. I also had the opportunity to spend 2 summers in Kenia AK a local fishing lodge working with customers and on the administrative side of the business. From here I moved on to my own business in Annapolis, MD with my husband until Hurricane Ike came through. We closed the business and I moved on to my next adventure which became golf. Beginning at Bay Hills Golf Course in Arnold, MD (a APGM Course and then a Century Golf Course). A friend offered me a job on the counter and quickly moved up to a Management and Sales Position. Here I fell in love with helping people plan and execute golf tournaments and outings. When my husband’s job moved us to Texas I reluctantly followed only to be offered a Sales Position in the same company here in Houston allowing me to work with the 8 courses they had at the time. I was recently surprised to realize I have been at Battleground Golf Course for 5 years. Here I have worked with the Sales Team to gain a reputation of always putting the customer and their guests needs first and making the Tournament Coordinators job as easy as possible through attention to detail and providing support during the planning phase as well as the day of the event. It doesn’t matter how large or small the event is-Customer service is what makes the difference and we are here to provide that for your tournament.
My Favorite Athlete or Team is?
• Billie Jean King
My Favorite Quote or Famous Saying?
• Chaos is a friend of mine. (Bob Dylan)
My Favorite City in the World?
• Annapolis, MD
Number of Years in the Golf Industry?
I am originally from? (city, state, or country)
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time?
• Chariots of Fire
My Favorite Hobby when I am not working?
• Anything on, in or by salt water
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be?
• Jacques Cousteau
#1 Thing on my Bucket List is...
• Go through the Panama Canal on a boat (not a cruise ship)
The best thing about working at a golf course is? (20 words or less)
• Being able to be involved in different types of events and multiple parts of the business. I like the variety.
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process is...
• The camaraderie of the guests and participants
Best Advice I can give a tournament host 20 words or less.
• Spend your time getting your players and sponsors. We've got the rest for you.
The Driving Range at Battleground Golf Course is part of our complete practice facility which includes spacious practice tees along with a chipping green and sand bunker so you can be ready to play. In addition we have a 3 hole practice facility available.
Our newly renovated banquet space and bar provides seating for up 225. It includes a projector, screen, microphone and podium for your your awards ceremony along with a relaxing venue for your after play banquet.
Your carts will be staged behind the clubhouse with personalized carts signs showing your players names and starting hole. Our staff will be there also be there to make sure everyone finds their cart. Carts include personalized scorecards, USB ports, sand bottles and coolers. Ice is also available for your guests convenience.
Our spacious spanish-style clubhouse includes a well stocked Pro Shop and a bar and grill for your guests enjoyment.
Dear Ms. Haugan: I would like to thank you and the Battleground team for helping me host another successful charity golf tournament. This has been our 8th year hosting with Battleground and the Battleground staff has been amazing every time. I have to say this year's tournament by far was one of the best that we have had. Our players even took an hour longer than usual on the course because they were having too much fun. Nothing but praise from our vendors and players. All the details were covered. Not sure how your team gets it done with my ≈140 players and 10+ vendors to deal with. Your team has always been so gracious in assisting me with set up and all my needs leading up to the shotgun start. I am truly thankful. Battleground has made our tournament a breeze to host. Our players not only get to enjoy the amazing greens but lunch was also a hit! Our players are fed out on the course but look forward to the tasty lunch provided by the Battleground kitchen. The menu options are awesome. Our players enjoy a nice plated lunch along with the mouthwatering dessert! There is nothing Battleground doesn't cover. From start to finish, the Battleground team has been accommodating to all of our needs. It is with your relentless attention to detail that we are able to host such an amazing tournament where we are able to give back to the community. Truly could not have been a success without the Battleground team! See you next year for our 9th!
Brock Services LLC
The feedback we have received thus far has been extremely positive. We heard comments like "This is the best organized tournament we've had in a long time". The food menu was a real winner and the servers deserve kudos for such professionalism.
Sharon G. Datt, M.D.
Gulf Coast Women's lnterclub
I want to thank you for the great tournament this past weekend. All the coaches and players were talking about how nice the staff is and what great condition the course is in. The tournament went smooth. Thanks again.