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
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $26.4
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $36
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $16
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $18
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $77
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
Tee Times
Pearland $13
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $10
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $26
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $26.4
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $22
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $17
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $18
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $20
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $10
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $10
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $12
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $12
Point/Shores at Atascocita Golf Club
Tee Times
Atascocita $10
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $10
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $14
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $13
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $13
Stonebridge at Newport
Tee Times
Crosby $10
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
Columbus Golf Club Columbus $15
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $36
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $27
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $24
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $19
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $16
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $15
Panther Trail Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands
Tee Times
The Woodlands $45
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $34.95
Kingwood Cove Golf Club Kingwood $10 - $20
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $19
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $14
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $16
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club
Tee Times
League City $30
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $29
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $5
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Wedgewood Golf Course Conroe $23 - $32
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $12
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Texas City $11
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $16
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $30
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $16
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Bluejack National - The Playgrounds Montgomery N/A
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World Houston $29
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Black Hawk Country Club Richmond $115
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $70 - $80
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Championship Golf Course at Big Easy Ranch Columbus N/A
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
The Oaks Course at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club Hempstead $14
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Texas National Golf Club Willis $26 - $32
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $35 - $40
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Bluejack National Montgomery N/A
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Houston Country Club Houston $88
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
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