Raven Nest Golf Course
Seamlessly blended into the rolling wooded landscape, Raven Nest offers players of every skill level a beautiful match between challenge and enjoyment. We are the home course of the Sam Houston State PGA Golf Management program, the Sam Houston State University Bearkats, Huntsville Hornets, and New Waverly High.
Sam Houston State University-Head Golf Coach 2012-present
NCAA Division 1 Golf Coach: Sam Houston State University
Class A PGA of America Teaching Professional:
Tommy Chain, a veteran with more than 30 years of golf experience, serves as coach of the Sam Houston State womens golf team.Associated with nearby Whispering Pines Golf Club, Chain is in his fourth season of work with the Bearkat women.
In 2007, Sam Houston State won the Southland Conference womens golf championship with a 308-300-304–912 total at Horseshoe Bay. Three Bearkat golfers finished among the leagues top 10 with Stefanie Page winning the Southland medalist championship and Landa Stewart and Jennifer Heinz placing fifth and eighth, respectively.
The Bearkats were Southland runners-up in 2008 in Beaumont.Chain has tutored five Sam Houston players who have earned All-Southland Conference honors a total of eight times.Jennifer Heinz was Southland Conference womens golf “Student-Athlete of the Year” in 2008.