The Insperity Invitational is one of the events part of the PGA Champions Tour each year. Since 2008, this event has taken place at The Woodlands Country Club, in The Woodlands, Texas. The event first began in 2004 under the name Administaff Small Business Classic, and is sponsored in part by UnitedHealthcare. The winner of the first tournament was Larry Nelson; this event also marked Arnold Palmer’s last tournament golf event in 2006. The Insperity Invitational has been recognized three times as one of the top events on the Champions Tour.
Since they began hosting the Insperity Invitational, The Woodlands Country Club has had the privilege of having golf legends play on their Tournament Course. This list has included all of the greats: Larry Nelson, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Fred Funk, to name a few. The golf course highlights these players and their accomplishments with pride all over the golf course with hole markers that list facts and stats for their respective holes and signs and pictures displaying past champions.
Before Insperity came to The Woodlands, the Shell Houston Open called the Tournament Course home. This is a regular PGA Tour stop that has been played since 1946. The Woodlands hosted it from 1975 to 1984; it is currently played at the Golf Club of Houston. During its run at The Woodlands, various “greats” took the title, including many of the same that played Insperity and now help make up the history of The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course.
The “Greats of Golf”
You may think hosting Insperity brings plenty of excitement, but to top it off The Woodlands Country Club also hosted a “Greats of Golf” event in 2012. This event featured a scramble during the second round of the tournament played by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player. Spectators flocked to the course to witness this historic event.