Texas contains diverse landscapes that resemble both the American Southeast and the Southwest. Although Texas is popularly associated with the Southwestern deserts, less than 10% of the land area is desert.Most of the population centers are located in areas of former prairies, grasslands, forests, and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and finally the desert and mountains of the Big Bend. Due to its long history as a center of the American cattle industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy.
Golf in the Lone Star State is as diverse as its geography. Texas offers up nearly 970 courses from the piney woods of east Texas to the desert landscape of El Paso. Whether you're looking for a links-layout or your wanting to play a golf course that features elevation changes from tee to green, Texas offers a variety of golf that you will not find anywhere else.