|What To Do?
|9 Holes, 1 Sand Trap, 4 Water Traps, and a Golf
Pro Shop. In 2007, the Dallas Morning News
recognized the Yoakum Golf Course as one of the
|Visitors to the Yoakum Heritage Museum need only to look for signs directing them to the museum located off of Gonzales Street and Highway 111.
It is located across from a school on Simpson Street. This museum was established in 1981 by a group of citizens who strongly believed that the
colorful, unique history of Yoakum should not be forgotten. The cattle industry, leather, factories, railroad roundhouse, tomato growing and shipping
kept a thriving city going for many years. The museum is housed in what used to be the Elkins home. This family gained fortune through a chain of
five and dime stores. Their grandson, W.O. Bill Browning donated this home for the use of this museum. On site of the museum is an original
carriage house which housed the carriage, horses, and hay for transportation of the Elkins family.
|Yoakum Heritage Museum
312 Simpson St.
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #: (361) 293-7022
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Annual Tom Tom Festival
held the first weekend in June
|In 1925 Yoakum suffered from a severe drought and the cotton and
feed crops diminished. Local farmers and businessmen began to
ponder an idea for a crop that could be produced in the spring time
and would help bring profit into the community and assist local
farmers. The idea of growing and selling tomatoes came up. In
December of 1925, forty acres of land was used for the planting of
these tomatoes. In May of 1926, 13 cars of tomatoes were harvested
and sold. Later 3,500 acres were then grown annually, bringing in
about $200 to $500 per acre. At its height, the tomato season was 15
packing sheds operating around the clock to sort out and package
green wrap tomatoes in 30 pound boxes for shipping up North.
Green-wrap tomatoes refers to tomatoes being picked green, culled
for uniform sizes and shapes, wrapped individually in paper and
packed in boxes. The shipments in 1926 were 15 , and in 1931 a total
of about 312 cars were produced. In 1928, the Tom-Tom celebration
was brought to life to represent the tomato growing industry, and has
been going on annually ever since.
|Contact the Yoakum Area Chamber of
Commerce for more information at (361)
Ann's Flowers, Bleu, Bliss, Bluebonnet Treasures, City Drug Store - Gifts, D'Camis, Dollar General,
Double D Ranchwear, Embroidery Express, Family Dollar, GLO Tanning Salon, HEB, Health Living
Cottage, House of Style & Jewels, Karl’s Flower & Gift Shop, McKey & Company, Morrow
Hardware, Pretty Ropa Y Accessories, Ritzie Britches, Soehnge's Do-It-Center, The Cookie Jar
Antiques and Gift Items, The Muddy Pig, Turquoise Cactus, Twisted Indigo, Wendel’s Jewelry,
Yoakum Discount Pharmacy - Gifts
|703 S. Park Rd.
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #: (361) 293-5682
Club House Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Golf Course Hours (All Year)
Tuesday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. to dark
Closed on Mondays, Easter,
Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Seniors (60 or Over) $8.00
Student Daily Green Fee $5.00
Weekend & Holiday Green Fees
$15.00 per day
Membership allowing unlimited play are attainable by
contacting the Golf Course Clubhouse.