World's Largest Gingerbread house

Traditions Golf Club has set the new world record for the World’s Largest Gingerbread House!

BRYAN, TX – (December 12, 2013) Traditions Golf Club, the private golf club and residential community in Aggieland, with the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship golf course, partnered with the St. Joseph Health System and Thrive Home Health Care to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS World’s Largest Gingerbread House. All net profits acquired were donated to St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center which is a 501(c)(3).

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator, Philip Robertson, was there Saturday, November 30th to verify the record-breaking 39,201.8 cubic-foot structure. The previous record holder was 36,600 cubic feet and was built inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Visit to view photos. Traditions Golf Club General Manager, Bill Horton, and Executive Chef, Michael Menchaca, lead the baking team to success. The house at Traditions Golf Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this 22,304 pieces of candy that are attached to it, totaling 35,823,400 calories!

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Thrive Home Health Care, Traditions Golf Club Members, gingerbread house sponsors, volunteers and bakers that helped make this project possible.The trauma program at St. Joseph has been designated as a Level II Trauma Center, as defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). This designation makes St. Joseph Regional Health Center (SJRHC) the highest level trauma center in the region. Having this level of trauma care available in our region allows patient access to high quality trauma care, closer to home.

Traditions Golf Club is a private club, residential community and home to the Texas A&M Men's and Women's Golf Teams. It is located in the shadow of Texas A&M University and in the heart of The Research Valley’s One Health Plus Biocorridor, being nestled next to the new Texas A&M Health Science Center. Traditions Golf Club has a setting like no other in the Brazos Valley. In the center of 900 acres, one will find the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship golf course that provides the perfect backdrop to the luxurious club amenities. You do not have to be an Aggie to join Traditions Club, but when you walk in the door, you will know you are in Aggieland. Honorary Founding members include President George H.W. Bush (“41”), Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow and Jack Nicklaus. Among other prominent members are Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin, former football Coach R. C. Slocum, Women’s Basketball Coach Gary Blair, retired NFL Referee “Red” Cashion and Dr. Brett Giroir, president of the TAMU Health Science Center.

Membership opportunities cover a range of choices designed to suit a number of lifestyle options, including non-golf membership. You do not have to own a home at Traditions to join the club!



1,800 pounds of butter
2,925 pounds brown sugar
7,200 eggs
225 gallons of molasses
7,200 pounds all-purpose flour
1,080 ounces ground ginger
720 ounces ground cinnamon
360 ounces baking soda


417 quarts egg whites
4,165 pounds powdered sugar
125 ounces cream of tartar


2,500 pounds of candy

35,823,400 CALORIES

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