top of page
  • pfcmkg

Hole 16 at Battleground

You can now find our sign at hole 16 at Deer Park's Battleground Golf Course!

Thank you, Battleground, for the opportunity to "speak" our son's name and share the foundation created in his honor.

Someone I love has gone away"

and life is not the same

the greatest gift that you can give

"is just to speak their name

Golf Through History. . .




The Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836 near present-day Deer Park, TX. This decisive battle of the Texas Revolution may have taken General Samuel Houston and the Texan Army across land now named in honor of their fight against Santa Anna’s Mexican Army, The Battleground at Deer Park. One hundred and sixty years to the day, April 21, 1996, it was only fitting that an 18-hole golf course open with a nod to the battle that lasted just 18 minutes.

Maintaining the historical connection, golfers will twice travel across the Pruitt Truss Bridge during their round. In 1892 Simeon Henry West founded the City of Deer Park, about that same time the Pratt Truss Bridge was erected over the Leon River in Cornell County. It is the only surviving bridge built in Texas by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Company of Iowa and 104 years after its initial construction was moved to be a signature piece of The Battleground at Deer Park on opening day.

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page