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Challenger West Trail

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 11' 3 m
Descent: -5' -1 m
High: 104' 32 m
Low: 95' 29 m

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Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Bryan Dotson

This trail is the western portion of Challenger Course golf cart path and ends at the washed-out bridge.

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This trail is a remnant of the Challenger Course golf cart path for holes 14-18. Though paved, the trail is not maintained and is disintegrating in places. The bridge over drainage between the 13th hole tee and green is no longer in place.

The trail is best accessed from Bear Creek Pioneer Park using one of the Presidents trails. The roads that led to the now-removed clubhouse from Clay and Highway 6 are closed.

The land is leased to Harris County from the US Corps of Engineers and is part of Addicks Reservoir.

Bear Creek Golf World was flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and was not re-opened. "Opened in 1968 by the father of daily fee golf in Texas, the late Dick Forester, Bear Creek was a facility that truly did accommodate every level of player with all three courses designed by the late Jay Riviere. The Challenger was an executive style course (and priced accordingly) that played just over 5,000 yards from the tips. The Presidents Course was around 6,500 yards from the tips, a good test for most players. And the Masters Course, which could be tipped out at more than 7,200 yards, had hosted college level tournaments at one time as well as local professional events." (Mike Bailey, "A year after Harvey", Golf Advisor, August 23, 2018)

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