Morris Williams Golf Course
4300 Manor Rd
Morris Williams Golf Course, Austin
Morris Williams Golf Course was opened in 1964 as Austin's third municipal course. Designed by Leon Howard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the time, the course features slightly elevated, contoured greens and rolling terrain.
Named after Morris Williams Jr., potentially the best golfer ever developed in Austin. He won every trophy available to him from the Austin area, from the Texas Junior Championships to the National Air Force Trophy, now named in his honor. He lost his life as a young man during the Korean war in a jet plane crash in Florida.
The course served as the home of the University of Texas golf teams under legendary coaches Harvey Penick and George Hannon. During this time, the University won 2 NCAA championships with teams that featured Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw.