Family Golf Press Release
The Wilderness Golf Club receives PGA of America Family Course designation.
New Family Course Tee program involves the entire family, regardless of skill level, in the game of golf.
(Lake Jackson, TX)—The Wilderness Golf Club is bringing new participants into the game of golf in a fast, fun and affordable way through the new PGA Family Course set-up. The PGA Family Course is designed to encourage kids to participate and have more fun playing the game. The nine hole course set-up is based on the concept of shorter holes whose distances are suited to young players’ ability levels. Course yardages reward improvement while reducing the frustration that often plagues the beginning golfer. Fewer concerns about slow play and increased rounds of family play should result.
The new PGA Family Course is comprised of nine holes on the front side of the Wilderness Golf Club. There are two new sets of tee plates. Blue Level 1tees are 1,100 yards in length and Gold Level 2 tees are 1,900 yards in length. Level 3 tees are the existing set of orange tee markers at 2,798 yards.  
“The PGA of America Family Course set-up program provides an affordable and rewarding golf experience for those who are interested in playing the game of golf,” said Doug Borow, General Manager, Southern Texas PGA Section Member. “The program will provide a casual yet structured course set-up to help participants become comfortable on the links and enable them continue to develop their skills as golfers.”
Targeting the millions of junior and beginner adults who have limited or no experience with the game of golf, this new PGA Family Course Set-up program will provide affordable access to some of the finest playing conditions in the Lake Jackson, Texas area. Thanks to partnership with the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), PGA Family Course tees were made available through a grant and are collaboration between The PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf.
The Wilderness Golf Club will be featuring its ‘Kids Play Free Special” to encourage children to play more golf with their parents. Kids 17 and under are complimentary with paid adult Weekdays after 10am and Weekends after 12pm during the winter months.
This year, more than 1,140 facilities nationwide have registered for Family Golf which is in July. There are more than 3,500 family programs to choose from on Throughout the upcoming year, The Wilderness Golf Club will promote special rates and programs for junior golfers. Other promotions in the spring and summer will include Take your Son/Daughter to the Course Week and Bring your Kids to the Range.
For more information on the PGA Family Course or other Play Golf America programs at The Wilderness Golf Club, please visit or call the facility at 979-297-4653.
Play Golf America, designed to increase participation among new and existing golfers, was developed by The PGA of America, with the support of Allied Associations including: the LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA Tour, USGA and others involved in the annual Golf 20/20 conference. The program utilizes the Web site to serve as a link for consumers to access fun, affordable and informative programs in their area.