Morris Williams Golf Course was opening 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 elevated, contoured greens and rolling terrain.
Named after Morris Williams Jr., one of the best golfers ever developed in Austin. Morris Williams Jr. won every trophy available to him in 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 City of Austin Golf Division is proud to have his name in our history books and on our score cards.
This golf course once served as the home for 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.