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City Course at the Phillips Event Center

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Call 979-776-1490 for a Tee Time or book your tee time online.

The City Course at the Phillips Event Center is a regulation course that carries modern style throughout each of its 18 challenging holes. Formerly known as the Briarcrest Golf Course, the course was first opened in 1971. The Dr. Marvin H. Ferguson design offers a park-land style of play with tight fairways and small greens that are sure to challenge any and all golfers. From the champion tees, the course measures 6,748 yards and is rated at a par 72. The greens are well maintained Champion Bermuda and are a highlight of the high standards of quality brought to all golfers at a fair price.

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The Front Nine

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HOLE ONE

This short par 5 calls for a strategic tee shot. Long hitters may want to chance an attempt over the hazard, though doing so requires roughly a 280 yard carry. A safer route is to lay up about 215 yards on the right side of the fairway so as to have a clearer shot to the green.

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HOLE TWO

The first par 4 asks golfers to consider their tee shot club. The shorter length rewards a well struck hybrid or fairway wood, but tempts long hitters whose driving accuracy can place their second shot within 100 yards. The left side of the fairway is the target for an unobstructed approach.

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HOLE THREE

This simple approach to the green masks a challenge. A wide fairway lets players enjoy a riskier tee shot, but the heavily undulated green requires accuracy on the approach. Golfers who enjoy strategically placed approaching irons shot will find themselves rewarded on this hole.

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HOLE FOUR

Four is perhaps the toughest of the par 5s. Though still shorter, the narrow tee shot may cause the driver to stay in the bag so as to avoid the trees along the right side of the fairway. A tee shot placed along the left side of the fairway to 220 yards from the green puts players in a position to reach the green in two.

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HOLE FIVE

The first of the par 3s masks its difficulty with the surrounding trees. Slightly uphill and predominantly facing the wind, this hole typically plays longer than the distance reads. A tee shot placed center green allows the player a good par chance no matter the pin location.

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HOLE SIX

Six is the number one handicap hole and challenges each aspect of play. Long hitters can be rewarded cutting the hard dogleg left, while average distance players must choose between a safe shot in the fairway, or an attempt to shape the ball around the corner. The green slopes heavily away from the approach, so a ball placed right of the hole and just short of pin high is the safest route.

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HOLE SEVEN

The difficulty of seven is the size of the green. Slightly uphill plays longer than usual, and the various undulations require golfers to consider shot placement that allows for an easier putt to the hole.

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HOLE EIGHT

One of the signature holes on the course, this short par 4 offers challenges from the tee to green. A shot left of the fairway obstructs the approach, while a long drive may roll into the hazard. A fairway wood or hybrid off t he tee will allow the golfer a straight approach into one of the largest greens on the course. Pin placement is key as a back pin may play a club longer than what distance reads.

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HOLE NINE

One of the longest par 4s, hole nine is uphill and predominantly into the wind. The tee shot is best played straight off the tee to the left side of the fairway that puts a confident club in hand for the next shot. Nine green is smaller than normal, the approach should depend on the pin, with front pins dictating a below the hole ball and back pin approaches played best at the middle of the green.

 

The Back Nine

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HOLE TEN

Hole 10 is a fun start to the back nine. This short par 4 is best played with a 180 yard club straight off the tee so that the ball will roll down the hill and leave the approach less than 100 yards.

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HOLE ELEVEN

This long par 4 requires attention to wind. An accurate tee shot at the right side of the fairway will cut distance on the approach, though a safer shot to the high side of the fairway on the left leaves less room for error. The approach club should be long enough to reach the green as elevation and wind add greater than perceived distance.

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HOLE TWELVE

A short straight par 4, twelve rewards both risky and safe play. The wide fairway allows for a powerful drive, but those that enjoy strategy will enjoy hitting a tee shot that places their best distance club in hand. The sloped green is deceptively short, so often a club less than normal will be sufficient.

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HOLE THIRTEEN

Any shot to the left will make par almost impossible. Thirteen is the shortest of the par 3s, so a well-placed tee shot often rewards a birdie.

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HOLE FOURTEEN

Tee placement is key to this short, hard dogleg right. Long hitters may cut the corner, but anything right of the dogleg is hazard. Strategic play calls for a hybrid or soft fairway wood straight off the tee, leaving less than 150 yards into the green.

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HOLE FIFTEEN

Another marquee hole of the course, fifteen is the longest but widest of the par 5s. A well struck tee shot to the right of the fairway leaves the chance for an open third shot into a short undulated green. Hole Sixteen: The second signature hole, sixteen is a long uphill par 3 with a wide green sloped heavily toward the hazard. The green is guarded by water and bunkers on all sides. Distance is crucial; the tee shot must factor in both elevation and wind to insure proper length.

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HOLE SIXTEEN

The second signature hole, sixteen is a long uphill par 3 with a wide green sloped heavily toward the hazard. The green is guarded by water and bunkers on all sides. Distance is crucial; the tee shot must factor in both elevation and wind to insure proper length.

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HOLE SEVENTEEN

This dogleg left is one of the longer par 4s due to its vulnerability to wind. A straight tee shot may place long hitters through the fairway, while the average golfer should consider a shot middle left of the fairway so as to shave distance off the approach.

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HOLE EIGHTEEN

The finishing hole uses elevation and hazard to challenge players. A long tee shot may find its way to the water, so a lay up to 230 yards on the left side of the fairway offers an unobstructed heavily uphill approach. Players should pay attention to wind, as well as decide if a two or three shot approach is the best plan.

 

Tee Times

To schedule a tee time at the City Course, please call the Pro Shop at 979-776-0133.

Rates and Memberships

Membership Rates

Full Golf Individual Walking

  • $110 per mo. plus tax
  • Unlimited golf daily
  • Member discounted Range Balls
  • Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at the time of purchase

Full Golf Individual Riding

  • $175 per mo. plus tax
  • Unlimited golf with cart daily
  • Member discounted Range Balls
  • Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at the time of purchase

Full Golf Senior – Walking – 65+

  • $100 per mo. plus tax
  • Unlimited golf daily
  • Member discounted range balls
  • Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at time of purchase

Full Golf Senior – Riding – 65+

  • $150 per mo. plus tax
  • Unlimited golf with cart daily
  • Member discounted range balls
  • Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan, $350 plus tax due at time of purchase

Full Golf Family Riding

  • $225 per mo. plus tax
  • Unlimited golf with cart daily
  • Member discounted range balls
  • Eligible to member account holder, spouse, and all dependents in the household up to 25 years of age
  • Option to purchase annual unlimited range ball plan for member account holder for $350 plus tax due at the time of purchase

Collegiate – Student

  • Eligible to all current Texas A&M, Blinn, and Sam Houston students
  • $350 plus tax per semester
  • Unlimited golf daily
  • Member discounted range balls and Member discounted cart fee
  • Option to purchase unlimited cart plan, $200 plus tax due at the time of purchase

Corporate

  • $350 per mo. plus tax
  • 2 Member Holders
  • Unlimited golf with cart daily
  • Member discounted range balls
  • List up to 8 Additional employees on membership
  • Annual employees discounted daily rate once per day

Guest Rates / Individual-Round Fees

Walking

  • 9 hole weekday $11 (Mon-Fri)
  • 9 hole weekend $15 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)
  • 18 hole weekday $19 (Mon-Fri)
  • 18 hole weekend $25 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)

Fees with Cart

  • 9 hole weekday $26 (Mon-Fri)
  • 9 hole weekend $30 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)
  • 18 hole weekday $34 (Mon-Fri)
  • 18 hole weekend $40 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)

First Responder/Active Military Fee (includes cart)

  • 18 hole weekday $20 (Mon-Fri)
  • 18 hole weekend $25 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)

Golf Cart Fees

  • Weekday $15 (Mon-Fri)
  • Weekend $15 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)

Students

  • 18 hole weekday $25 (Mon-Fri)
  • 18 hole weekend $35 (Sat-Sun & Holiday)

Range Fees

  • Large Bucket $8
  • Small Bucket $5

Directions & Interactive Map

Interactive Map:

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City Course at the Phillips Event Center
1929 Country Club Dr.
Bryan, TX 77802
Phone: (979) 776-0133

From Bryan

  • Take, either S. Texas Ave. or S. College Ave., to W. Villa Maria.
  • Head east on Villa Maria. Villa Maria becomes Briarcrest Dr.
  • Turn left on Country Club Drive.
  • The entrance is straight ahead.

From College Station / TAMU

  • Take, either S. Texas Ave. or S. College Ave., to W. Villa Maria.
  • Head east on Villa Maria. Villa Maria becomes Briarcrest Dr.
  • Turn left on Country Club Drive.
  • The entrance is straight ahead.

From Navasota

  • Take Texas 6 North, exit Briarcrest and head west.
  • Turn right on Country Club Drive.
  • The entrance is straight ahead.

From Madisonville

  • Take Texas 6 South, exit Briarcrest and head west.
  • Turn right on Country Club Drive.
  • The entrance is straight ahead.

About the City Course

Phillips Golf Course at Briarcrest_WebFormerly known as the Briarcrest Golf Course, Mr. Wallace Phillips graciously donated the 107-acre golf course located on Briarcrest Drive to the City with Bryan City Council formally accepting the donation on December 12, 2017. The City also purchased the large practice green and driving range located on the Clubhouse property and will lease approximately 6,000-square feet of building space to provide a Senior Center for special activities and programs.

Learn more about the Phillips Event Center, Pro Shop, Country Club, and other amenities at phillipsevents.com.

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