The Houston Open is a professional golf tournament in Texas on the PGA Tour, played in late March or early April through 2018. As a part of a restructuring of the schedule, the event will move to the fall in 2019. Because the tour year starts the previous fall, the event will not be a part of the 2019 PGA Tour, but will be one of the first events of the 2020 PGA Tour. It is held at the Golf Club of Houston (formerly named Redstone Golf Club) in unincorpartedHarris County near Humble, northeast of Houston. The purse was $7 million in 2017, with a winner's share of $1.26 million.
Shell Oil Company sponsored the event from 1992 through 2017. When the end of Shell's sponsorship was announced, the PGA Tour said it would seek a new sponsor for 2018.
The event was played at several Houston venues until the 1970s, starting 72 years ago at River Oaks Country Club in 1946 before moving to Memorial Park Golf Course in 1947 and, after a year off, moving again to Pine Forest Country Club in 1949 and BraeBurn Country Club in 1950. After this period of wandering, the tournament settled in at Memorial Park from 1951 through 1963. It was at Sharpstown Country Club in 1964 and 1965, moved to Champions Golf Club in 1966 for six years, and then to Westwood Country Club in 1972.
The tournament ventured outside of the city limits in 1973 and 1974 at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City, a southwest suburb. It relocated north to The Woodlands in 1975, at Woodlands Country Club until 1984, then at the TPC at The Woodlands through 2002. It moved to its current location near Humble in 2003; initially played at the Members Course, it changed to the Tournament Course in 2006. The facility was known as Redstone Golf Club until December 2013, and is now The Golf Club of Houston.
Previously held weeks later in mid-spring, the Houston Open has been played the week before the Masters Tournament since 2007, and is the last chance to get into the field at Augusta through a win. The tournament also has up to four additional sponsor exemptions to enable nonmember Masters-qualified professionals from the top 100 of the OWGR to compete in the U.S. in the week prior to the Masters.
This list is incomplete. Items italicized are located in unincorporated areas of Harris County with "Humble, Texas" postal addresses. Lone Star College does not operate any facilities with Humble, Texas addresses, but it serves the Humble city limits. Christian Life Center Academy was previously in a section of Houston near Humble (while having a Humble postal address). It now is located in Kingwood, Houston.