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
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $15
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $24.65
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $23
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $28
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $24
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $14
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $25
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $22
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $36
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $25
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $22
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $74
Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
Tee Times
Pearland $13
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $24
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $36
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $16
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $34.95
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $25
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.75
Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Texas City $18
Point/Shores at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $13
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $12
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $12
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $24
Wedgewood Golf Course Conroe $23 - $32
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $12
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $17
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $17
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $10
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Columbus Golf Club Columbus $15
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $12
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $12
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $16
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Panther Trail Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands
Tee Times
The Woodlands $45
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $12
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $29
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $16
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $30
Stonebridge at Newport
Tee Times
Crosby $12
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $18
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $17
Kingwood Cove Golf Club Kingwood $10 - $20
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World Houston $29
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $70 - $80
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Bluejack National Montgomery N/A
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Bluejack National - The Playgrounds Montgomery N/A
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $35 - $40
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Black Hawk Country Club Richmond $115
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
The Oaks Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Texas National Golf Club Willis $26 - $32
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club Hempstead $14
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Championship Golf Course at Big Easy Ranch Columbus N/A
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
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