Destination Guide

Destination: Houston

From Redstone Golf Club to Cypresswood Golf Club to Memorial Park Golf Course, and many in between, Houston is turning into a prime golfing destination.

HOUSTON - Some call Houston the Space City because that's where NASA's Mission Control once heard, "Houston, we have a problem."

Locals might know it better as the Bayou City because of the series of waterways that divide the city. Houston is also known for its oil refineries, medical research and hospital facilities, and shipping industry.

However you picture H-Town or the Golden Buckle, though, there's no denying that the nation's fourth largest city has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, restaurants and golf.

The city has three major professional sports teams - the Astros, Texans and Rockets - a great downtown theater district, loads of shopping (including the famous Galleria) and warm weather year-round. It also has the country's fourth largest museum district.

The metro also offers the beaches of Galveston, rides and restaurants at the Kemah Boardwalk, and Space Center Houston, a theme park at NASA in Clear Lake City that both entertains and educates.

The average high temperature in the winter is in the mid-to-upper 60s and low 90s in the dog days of summer. Humidity is generally high, but early spring and fall are the best times to play golf in Houston.

And there is plenty of golf - about 150 golf courses in the area to be more precise, the majority of which are public.

Houston, or more specifically nearby Humble, is where you'll find Tour 18 Golf Club, the original of the copycat, or replica, courses. The folks there did a nice job with Amen Corner as well as famous holes from other famous venues. The club is about 15 minutes from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and generally not expensive to play.

Also near the airport is Redstone Golf Club. The Tournament Course, designed by Rees Jones, is the site of the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open, and it's open to the public. Springtime and late fall are the best times to play when the ryegrass fairways and overseeded greens are thriving as they set up the course to mimic Augusta National.

Another good public facility not too far from Bush Airport is Cypresswood Golf Club. The Tradition, designed by Keith Foster, is the jewel of this 54-hole facility.

Inside the 610 Loop, you'll find historic Memorial Park Golf Course. Renovated a few years ago, it's the annual site of the city amateur championships and once hosted the city's PGA Tour event. Green fees, including cart, are less than $50 on the weekend, but you have to get online to get a tee time, usually.

On the northwest side of town, you'll find a trio of really good courses.
BlackHorse Golf Club has two excellent, 18-hole, Jacobsen-Hardy layouts. Just a couple miles away, Cypress Lakes Golf Club lays claim to having the best greens in the metro area. And just around the corner, Houston National Golf Club has 27 well-conditioned, links-style holes with plenty of water and small greens.

More north, there's the Steve Elkington-designed Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek. Located just north of The Woodlands, Woodforest also boasts great greens and conditions. High Meadow Ranch Golf Club is another good layout that's a little bit of a drive toward Magnolia. Designed by David Ogrin, the course is divided into three interesting six-hole loops.

On the southwest side of town, you can check out the high-end daily fee layout of Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club, a good Greg Norman design with plenty of risk-reward holes created out of old rice fields. Or in Friendswood, check out Timber Creek Golf Club (27 holes).

Even farther south is Moody Gardens Golf Course, which recently underwent a $17 million renovation. Featuring paspalum tee to green, Moody Gardens barely resembles its former self as Galveston Municipal.

And to the east, there's Eagle Pointe Golf Club, an inexpensive but well-conditioned, challenging layout that's worth the drive to Mont Belvieu.

Dining in Houston


There are more than 5,000 restaurants in Houston, and Houstonians eat out often. According to a Zagat's survey, Houston residents go to restaurants about 4.4 times per week compared to the national average of 3.3 times a week.

The restaurants are as diverse as the population, from Mexican to seafood to Cajun, the city has it all.

For a really unique experience, you can try the Downtown Aquarium, which features a half million gallons of fish exhibits as well as great seafood offerings.

Houston is also home to the original Pappas restaurants, which includes Pappadeux, Pappas Steakhouse and Seafood, and Pappasito's Cantinas. Ninfa's Mexican restaurants as well as Carrabbas Italian Grille and the Landry's family of restaurants also originated in Houston.

Getting to Houston


Houston is located just 50 miles from the coast. Interstates 10 and 45 intersect at downtown.

Two commercial airports serve the city. Most airlines fly in the larger George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is home base for Continental Airlines. Hobby Airport, on the south side, is where you'll land if you fly Southwest or AirTran.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $24.65
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $12
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $39.2
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $20
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $40
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $12
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $75
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $20
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $26.4
The Golf Club at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
Tee Times
Montgomery $26.25
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $25
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $24.95
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $12
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $21
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $29
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $16
Pearland Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $14
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $25 - $50
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Rolling Hills Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $24.95
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $12
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $50
Stephen F. Austin Golf Club San Felipe $39
Columbus Golf Club Columbus $15
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $12
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $12
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Texas City $12
Point/Shores at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $50
Panther Trail Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands
Tee Times
The Woodlands $40
Memorial Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $44
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $50
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $24.95
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Chaparral Golf Club
Tee Times
Dickinson $10
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
Stonebridge at Newport
Tee Times
Crosby $12
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $29
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $39
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $35
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $24.95
Thunderbird Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $22
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $5
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $12
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $12
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $15
Winged Foot Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $75 - $250
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $65
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $63
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Oaks Course from The Golf Club at Houston Oaks Hockley $115
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $85.50
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $19 - $39
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $75 - $250
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $65 - $85
Family Nine Course from The Golf Club at Houston Oaks Hockley $30
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $30 - $72
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $85.50
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $10
Bluejack National - The Playgrounds Montgomery N/A
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $65
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Black Hawk Country Club Richmond $115
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Swanson Golf Center Houston $12
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60 - $70
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $55 - $70
Wharton Country Club Wharton $12.50
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $70 - $80
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Houston Country Club Houston $88
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $59
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Bluejack National Montgomery N/A
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $35 - $40
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Championship Golf Course at Big Easy Ranch Columbus N/A
The Oaks Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $40 - $90
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $29 - $59
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
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