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 Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $29
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16.52
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $15
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $47
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $10
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $99
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $25
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $25
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $25
Texas National Golf Club
Tee Times
Willis $10
Country Place Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $15
Evergreen Point Golf Course
Tee Times
Baytown $20
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $18
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $18
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Hempstead $13
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $30.95
Fort Bend Country Club
Tee Times
Richmond $30 - $40
Newport Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Crosby $16
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $17
Austin Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Danbury $9
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $22
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $11
Wedgewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Conroe $25
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
The Falls Resort & Club
Tee Times
New Ulm $35
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $41 - $51
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $18
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $8
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $15
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $39
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $36
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Brenham Country Club
Tee Times
Brenham $35
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $15
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Tee Times
Liberty $25
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $17.95
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $39.2
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $26
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $15
Columbus Golf Club
Tee Times
Columbus $15
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $19.50 - $19.50
Chambers County Golf Course
Tee Times
Anahuac $22
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $21
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $47
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center
Tee Times
Humble $7
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $39.2
Houstonian Golf & Country Club Richmond $115
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
Grand Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Montgomery $15 - $50
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley N/A
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $69
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $18
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Panther Trail Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $24.95
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Baywood Country Club Pasadena $25
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Oaksl Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Bay Forest Golf Course La Porte $14 - $19
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Blaketree National Golf Club Montgomery $45
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course Houston $18
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $44
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Point/Shores at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $69
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $30 - $44
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $54
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $55
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Bayou Golf Club Texas City $27
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $55
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley N/A
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Golf Club At Westwood Houston N/A
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $54
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
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