Back in 2018, Temple Parks and Rec spent six months improving the drainage along Sammons Golf Course and installing new putting greens with Mini Verde Grass. They also invested in two new green complexes and rearranged the course to give visitors a better overall golfing experience.

That hard work has paid off, as Sammons has been ranked #23 on Gold Advisor's 'Most Improved' list.

Sammons stands alongside 25 courses from across the nation when it comes to positive reviews of renovations. Those reviews are what secured it a place on Gold Advisor's 2019 list.

“We are honored to make Golf Advisor’s “Most Improved” courses list and be nationally recognized for the services we are providing to Temple’s residents and visitors,” said Jeff Ward, Director of Golf for the City of Temple. “Increasing the number of golfers of all ages in our area and making golf accessible to all players continues to be our main objective.”

Sammons was founded in 1922 when Lake Polk Golf and Country Club opened on the site. 9 holes were added in the 1950's, and the name was changed to Temple Country Club.

In the 1980's, the course was named after Temple Mayor John Sammons, who oversaw a number of improvement projects there. The City of Temple has operated Sammons Golf Course since 2005.

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