Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Course in Horseshoe Bay will be the host site for the 44th Texas Father-Son Championship, which will be played from July 12-14.

This year’s edition of the Texas Father-Son will be the seventh time Horseshoe Bay has hosted one of the TGA’s most prominent championships. The last time the Texas Father-Son visited Horseshoe Bay in 2016, Mark and Andrew Lindberg won the title in a playoff over Cameron and Dean Brown.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to return to Horseshoe Bay Resort for the 44th Texas Father-Son,” said Chris Untiedt, TGA Senior Tournament Director. “Horseshoe Bay Resort has been a tremendous supporter of amateur golf through the years, and we are certain it will once again prove to an ideal setting for a fantastic championship experience.”

Opened for play in 1986, Apple Rock was the last of the three Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed courses built at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Set on 147 acres of some of the resort’s most picturesque land, the scenic par-72 layout begins in high, rocky terrain and finishes along the shoreline of Lake LBJ. In 2018, Robert Trent Jones Jr. renovated his father’s original design, which included resurfacing greens with 007 Bentgrass, repositioning and rebuilding bunkers, improving the irrigation system, and adding stone retaining walls along penalty areas.

First held in 1981, the Texas Father-Son is one of the most popular events on the TGA’s annual schedule and is a longstanding summer tradition for many families. To make this unique tournament more accessible to a wider range of players, the 80 teams in the starting field are pre-assigned to one of six flights based on the players’ combined Low Handicap Index® over a one-year period ending on July 1.

The Championship Flight consists of 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes and will play four-ball stroke play the first two rounds. After 36 holes, the low 20 teams (and ties) continue on in the Championship Flight and will play combined individual stroke play in the final round. The three-day total is the team’s score for the championship.

Teams not making the 36-hole cut in the Championship Flight will compete in the Presidents Flight and play another round of four-ball stroke play. The format for all other flights is 54-hole net four-ball stroke play.

Starting times and pairings for the first and second rounds will be posted to the TGA website no later than July 9. Live scoring updates and daily recaps will also be available online once the action gets underway from Horseshoe Bay Resort.

At the 2023 Texas Father-Son, Wick and Brian Comegys teamed up for a combined score of 7-under-par 137 in the final round to come from behind and pull off an impressive victory at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort in Boerne. The duo posted a three-day total of 21-under 267 to finish nine strokes ahead of three-time defending champions Kyle and Derick Kelting.