Exploration Green Project Transforms Clear Lake GC

By | February 28, 2018

When Hurricane Harvey hit last August, a project to transform the Clear Lake City, Texas golf course into a network of engineered, flood-detention ponds was put to the test, and even though it was in the early stages, it passed. As a result, other flood-prone communities have already reached out to learn from the model. […]

Lessons from a Challenging Year


What all clubs can learn about risk management and disaster recovery from the floods, hurricanes and wildfires that disrupted many properties in 2017.

Houston to Redevelop Former Inwood GC for Retention Ponds

By | December 7, 2017

The former Clear Lake Golf Club, which provided enough drainage to save 150 homes after Hurricane Harvey, and the former Inwood GC are being transformed to help control flooding, while acting as green space when there is no rain. Inwood GC will house basins for about 370 million gallons of stormwater. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, […]

Former Golf Course Used to Control Flooding in Houston

By | November 28, 2017

Exploration Green, constructed from the former Clear Lake Golf Club, helped save 150 homes from inundation when Hurricane Harvey hit. The project is in its first of five construction phases and will be complete in 2021, and is expected to drain up to half a billion gallons of stormwater and protect up to 3,000 homes. […]

Champions GC Steps Up to Host U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

By | November 10, 2017

After Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, the Houston, Texas club stepped in to be the site of the USGA event, which begins November 11. Champions Golf Club sustained 30 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey in August, but the water subsided quickly. When Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in […]

Rising to the Occasion


Not surprisingly, the reports that we’re getting from Texas and Florida clubs just weeks after Harvey and Irma hit are already more about progress than pain.