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
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $47
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16.52
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $25
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $25
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $18
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $70
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $15
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
Tee Times
Montgomery $29
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $10
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Texas National Golf Club
Tee Times
Willis $10
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Country Place Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $15
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $27
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $29
Evergreen Point Golf Course
Tee Times
Baytown $20
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $18
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $18
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $29.95
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Hempstead $13
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $47
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Columbus Golf Club
Tee Times
Columbus $15
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $41 - $51
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $21
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $19.50 - $19.50
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center
Tee Times
Humble $7
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $18
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $17
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $16
Newport Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Crosby $16
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $36
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Tee Times
Liberty $25
Wedgewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Conroe $25
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $11
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $15
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $39 - $89
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $27
Fort Bend Country Club
Tee Times
Richmond $30 - $40
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $15
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $33
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $15
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Austin Bayou Golf Course
Tee Times
Danbury $9
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $17.95
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $19.95
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $8
Brenham Country Club
Tee Times
Brenham $35
The Falls Resort & Club
Tee Times
New Ulm $43
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $26
Chambers County Golf Course
Tee Times
Anahuac $22
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $33
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $69
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Bay Forest Golf Course La Porte $14 - $19
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Panther Trail Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Baywood Country Club Pasadena $25
Golf Club At Westwood Houston N/A
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Point/Shores at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $55
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Oaksl Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Houstonian Golf & Country Club Richmond $115
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Blaketree National Golf Club Montgomery $45
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $55
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Bayou Golf Club Texas City $27
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $44
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $54
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $54
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course Houston $18
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley N/A
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley N/A
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course Missouri City $15 - $23
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $24.95
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Walden On Lake Houston Humble $50
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Shores/Pinehurst at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $30 - $44
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $69
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $18
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Pinehurst/Point at Atascocita Country Club Humble $32
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
Grand Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Montgomery $15 - $50
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
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