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
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $15
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $26
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $24.75
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $21
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $12
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $39
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $23
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $30.95
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $27
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $18
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $33
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $24.65
Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
Tee Times
Pearland $19
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $25
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $121
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $22
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $22
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $34
Panther Trail Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands
Tee Times
The Woodlands $50
Stonebridge at Newport
Tee Times
Crosby $12
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $16
Thunderbird Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $14
Wedgewood Golf Course Conroe $23 - $32
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $10
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $29
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
Columbus Golf Club Columbus $15
Stephen F. Austin Country Club San Felipe $15.95 - $25.00
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $15
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $19
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $16
Kingwood Cove Golf Club Kingwood $10 - $20
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $12
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $12
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Brock Park Golf Course Houston $10 - $16
Winged Foot Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $15
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $15
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $12
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $15
Alvin Golf & Country Club Alvin $7.50 - $8.50
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
Point/Shores at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $16
Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Texas City $19
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Rolling Hills Course at Panorama Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $14
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $34.95
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $19
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $12
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $12
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Houston Country Club Houston $88
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Bluejack National Montgomery N/A
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
Championship Golf Course at Big Easy Ranch Columbus N/A
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Texas National Golf Club Willis $26 - $32
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $35 - $40
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $70 - $80
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Bluejack National - The Playgrounds Montgomery N/A
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club Hempstead $14
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
The Oaks Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World Houston $29
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Black Hawk Country Club Richmond $115
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
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