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 $25
Lakes Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $22
Evergreen Point Golf Course
Tee Times
Baytown $25 - $37
Red Wolf Golf Resort
Tee Times
Huffman $11
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Tee Times
Galveston $36.65
El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $25
Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston
Tee Times
Humble $44.99
North Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $31
Houston National Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $22.5
Highlands Course at Wildcat Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $24
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Tee Times
Katy $29
La Quinta at Quail Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Missouri City $20
West Fork Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $17
Clear Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $11
Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
Tee Times
Pearland $10
Shores/Pinehurst at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $15
Legendary Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Hempstead $10
Newport Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Crosby $10
Faith Bridge Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Hempstead $14
Point/Shores at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $15
Pine Crest Golf Club
Tee Times
Houston $14
Pecan Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Navasota $21.25 - $27.75
Bay Forest Golf Course
Tee Times
La Porte $14.50 - $20.00
Alvin Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Alvin $10
Texaco Country Club
Tee Times
Houston $10
Pinehurst/Point at The Golf Preserve of Atascocita
Tee Times
Humble $15
The Falls Resort & Club
Tee Times
New Ulm $30
Thunderbird Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Augusta/Biloxi at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29 - $59
Glenbrook Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10 - $16
Kingwood Cove Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingwood $10 - $20
Rolling Hills Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $12
Palmetto Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95 - $39.95
Presidents Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $15
Stephen F. Austin Country Club
Tee Times
San Felipe $20
Masters Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $12
Brock Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
Columbus Golf Club
Tee Times
Columbus $15
Biloxi/Charleston at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Indian Shores Recreation Center
Tee Times
Crosby $6
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $10
Golf Club At Cinco Ranch
Tee Times
Katy $27
Post Oak Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $39.95 - $49.95
Greatwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Sugar Land $15
Winged Foot Nine at The Village Golf Club
Tee Times
Conroe $15
Charleston/Augusta at River Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Conroe $10
Challenger Course at Bear Creek Golf World
Tee Times
Houston $15
Southwyck Golf Club
Tee Times
Pearland $17
Walden On Lake Houston
Tee Times
Humble $50
South Course at BlackHorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $26.99
Pine Course at Longwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Cypress $29.95 - $39.95
Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Mont Belvieu $25
Battleground at Deer Park
Tee Times
Deer Park $10
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $20 - $30
Sienna Plantation Country Club
Tee Times
Missouri City $27
Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Houston $13 - $18
Wedgewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Conroe $23 - $32
Lakeside Country Club Houston $91
Weiskopf Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
Willow Creek Golf Club Spring $37 - $58
Trent/Jones at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Miller Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $75
River Pointe Golf Club Richmond $25 - $30
Scotland/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Oaks course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $115
Lakes Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Kirbywood Golf Club Cleveland $20 - $24
Member Course at Golf Club of Houston Humble $125
Pecan/Grove at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Willow Fork Country Club Katy $52
Bellville Golf Club Bellville $26
River/Parkland at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
El Campo Country Club El Campo $50
England/Scotland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
River Terrace Golf Course Houston $15
Westwood Golf Club Houston N/A
Texas National Golf Club Willis $26 - $32
First Tee Junior at FM Law Park Houston N/A
Windrose Golf Club Spring $20 - $45
Back Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Grand Lake Golf Club Montgomery $15 - $50
Parkland/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Player Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Pasadena Municipal Golf Course Houston $21
Inland Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $20
Deerwood Club Of Kingwood Kingwood $65
Cypress Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club Montgomery $49 - $60
Hermann Park Golf Course Houston $21.50
Wolf Corner/Horsepen at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Pines Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Conroe Country Club Conroe $29
Family Nine course at Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Retreat Hockley $30
Tournament Course at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $80
Occidental Chemical Golf Course Deer Park N/A
Mulligan's Golf Par-3 Houston $15
Chemlake Golf Course Pasadena $10
England/Ireland at Magnolia Creek League City N/A
Pebble Creek Country Club College Station $55
Houston Country Club Houston $88
Beacon Lakes Golf Club Dickenson $20 - $23
Swanson Golf Center Houston $11
Palmer Deacon/King at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Lakeview Course at April Sound Country Club Montgomery $40
Creek/Bunkers at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Austin Bayou Golf Course Danbury $9
Gold/White at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
West Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Wharton Country Club Wharton $18
South/Shore at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Creekside Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Grove/Plantation at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $34 - $55
Bunkers/Bridges at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Eagle Lake Golf Course Eagle Lake $12
Goose Creek Country Club Baytown $15 - $25
Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land $65
White/Green at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Memorial Park Golf Course Houston $21 - $41
Brenham Country Club Brenham $35
Humble Oil Patch Golf Center Humble $7.00 - $12.50
Galveston Country Club Galveston $60
Golfcrest Country Club Pearland $46 - $61
Jack Rabbit Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Nicklaus Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Rancho Carribe Golf Course Crystal Beach $10
Pecan Course at Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Land $35
Bayou Golf Club Texas City $27
Plantation/Pecan at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club Richmond $33 - $53
Island Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Loch Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Horsepen/Jackrabbit at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
The Links at Green Caye Dickinson $ 6.50
Bay Oaks Country Club Houston $77 - $87
Shore/Harbour at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia $40 - $69
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston $102
Oaksl Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Grand Pines Course at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Montgomery $95
BraeBurn Country Club Houston $60
Waller Country Club Waller $25
Houstonian Golf & Country Club Richmond $115
Tomball Country Club Tomball $35
San Jacinto College Golf Course Pasadena $10 - $12
Cypress Creek Golf Course at Champions Golf Club Houston $110.50
Shadow Hawk Golf Club Richmond $75
Hillcrest Golf Club Alvin $8
Chambers County Golf Course Anahuac $22
The Club At Falcon Point Katy $69
River/Ridge at River Ridge Golf Club Sealy $45 - $65
Blaketree National Golf Club Montgomery $45
Palmer General/Deacon at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Sugar Hill Golf Course Houston $30
Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club Spring $24 - $45
Magnolia Ridge Country Club Liberty $25
Jackrabbit/Wolf Corner at Hearthstone Country Club Houston $35 - $48
Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia $35 - $50
Sterling Country Club Houston $45 - $60
Fort Bend Country Club Richmond $30 - $40
Weston Lakes Country Club Fulshear $35 - $50
Panther Trail Course at Canongate at The Woodlands The Woodlands $50
Jones/Robert at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Chaparral Golf Club Dickinson $4
Palmer King/General at Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands $86
Pines Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Marsh Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Front Nine at Woodforest Golf Club at Fish Creek Montgomery $45 - $55
Jersey Meadow Golf Course Houston $37
River Oaks Country Club Houston $100
Fazio Course at The Club At Carlton Woods The Woodlands $100
Bridges/Creek at Northgate Country Club Houston $69
Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club Kingwood $59
Robert/Trent at Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land $46
Harbour/South at South Shore Harbour Country Club League City $35 - $55
Bluebonnet Country Club Navasota $17—$35
Tour 18 Houston
Tee Times
Humble $27.65
Green/Gold at Pine Forest Country Club Houston $35 - $65
Lochinvar Country Club Houston $125
Augusta Pines Golf Club Spring $62.50
Gleann Nine at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club Spring $44.00
Spring Valley Golf Club Spring $10.85 - $21.50
Newgulf Golf Club Newgulf $15
Timber Trails Nine at Timber Creek Golf Club Friendswood $30 - $38
Raveneaux Country Club Spring $54
Oakhurst Golf Club Porter $19 - $49
Melrose Golf Course Houston $10
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