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
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $30.95 - $79.95
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $22
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $28
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $18
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $125
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $32
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $33.95
Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
Tee Times
Pearland $21
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $51
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $23
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $26.4
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $39
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $24
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $14.50 - $20.00
Stonebridge at Newport
Tee Times
Crosby $17.50 - $29.95
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $10
Point/Shores at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $10
Pinehurst/Point at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $10
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $18
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $10
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $16
Shores/Pinehurst at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $10
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $17
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $14
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95 - $39.95
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10 - $16
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95 - $39.95
Columbus Golf Club
Tee Times
Columbus $15
Panther Trail Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29 - $59
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $10 - $20
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $5
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $35
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $17
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $33.95 - $65.95
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $29
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Texas City $11
Wedgewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Conroe $23 - $32
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $15.95
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $39.95 - $49.95
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $20
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $31
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Walden On Lake Houston
Tee Times
Humble $50
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $15.95 - $25.00
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $26
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
The Falls Resort & Club
Tee Times
New Ulm $55
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Bluejack National - The Playgrounds Montgomery N/A
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $29
Texas National Golf Club Willis $26 - $32
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
The Oaks Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Black Hawk Country Club Richmond $115
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club Hempstead $14
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Bluejack National Montgomery N/A
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $15 - $50
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
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