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
Country Place Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $15
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $15
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $60
Texas National Golf Club
Tee Times
Willis $26 - $32
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $27
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $25
Evergreen Point Golf Course
Tee Times
Baytown $20
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $43
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $37
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $29
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16.52
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $39
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Hempstead $13
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $18
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $32.95
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $18
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Columbus Golf Club
Tee Times
Columbus $15
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $22
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $17.95
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $26
Wedgewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Conroe $25
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $15
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $18
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $17
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $8
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $39
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $15
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $26.4
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $22
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Newport Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Crosby $16
The Falls Resort & Club
Tee Times
New Ulm $30
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $11
Chambers County Golf Course
Tee Times
Anahuac $22
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Tee Times
Liberty $25
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $21
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $39
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $15
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $39.2
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Point/Shores at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Golf Club At Westwood Houston N/A
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Oaksl Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Houstonian Golf & Country Club Richmond $115
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Stephen F. Austin Country Club San Felipe $19.50 - $19.50
Blaketree National Golf Club Montgomery $45
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $55
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Panther Trail Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $15 - $50
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Baywood Country Club Pasadena $25
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Eagle Pointe Golf Club Mont Belvieu $36
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course Houston $13 - $15
Bayou Golf Club Texas City $27
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $24.95
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Bay Forest Golf Course La Porte $14.50 - $20.00
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
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