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River Terrace Golf Course
16777 Wallisville Rd
Houston, Texas 77049
Harris County

Phone(s): (281) 452-2183
Fax: (281) 862-0413

Formerly known as Channelview Golf Course, which was built by Howard Hughes in the late 1940s, Channelview found a new location and built a brand-new course. Known for its immaculate, champion Bermuda greens that lean toward the fast side, the design features seven water holes and is mostly flat.

Getting there : Drive north on Sheldon Rd. to Wallisville Rd. Turn left and drive about 1,000 yards to the course, which is on the right.

River Terrace Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 10 reviews)
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A view over the water from River Terrace Golf Course (Erica Mason).A view of hole #10 at River Terrace Golf CourseA view of green #4 at River Terrace Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Derrell Witt
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Champion Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Champion Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $15
  • Weekends: $28

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: No tank top, muscle or cut off shirts, or cut off shorts.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 72 6349 113 68.8
Gold 72 5804 106 66.4
Black 72 6716 118 70.7
Gold (W) 72 5804 118 70
Red (W) 72 5387 116 68

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • River Terrace Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Luis Vera
    on October 16th, 2020 15:44
    Course was in good shape greens rolling pretty good pretty flat but over all very enjoyable round, Low to mid handicappers should definitely have to play from the back tees to have a challenge.
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Caleb
    on July 02nd, 2020 07:45
    Can’t beat the price or location. Pray you aren’t behind a 5-sum. Come here if you want to feel good about your golf game
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    on April 26th, 2020 07:14
    I've been playing here for some time. I like the course and that you dont really need a tee time. The only thing I dont like is that you can't walk until twilight. What's worse is that during the Corona virus, they wouldn't allow us to walk. You have to get here super early or just wait for a cart. Why don't you allow us to walk? That's how golf started, right?
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Don Craft
    on April 14th, 2020 08:12
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Tom S.
    on December 27th, 2019 08:16
    The course is in good shape, the layout is on the flat/boring side but the greens are always well above average. $28 weekend rate includes cart.
    Hamburgers are delicious, beer is half the usual golf course price, smoking is permitted in the clubhouse.
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jack Anderson
    on December 19th, 2019 07:24
    Definitely not a Country Club but for the price you pay it is an outstanding deal. Greens are better than most golf courses around. I play this course regularly for the price and convenience. In the area you can not beat this course for what you pay.
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Adam
    on October 04th, 2019 08:58
    Wonderful place to golf. Easy to get to. very cheap.
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by R Lawrence
    on September 16th, 2018 08:26
    It’s not a country club, but I liked it. There is not a lot of trouble in play. It is a fun course. The greens are good.
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by jaye
    on June 06th, 2017 08:48
    glorified cow pasture
  • River Terrace Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by CCrider
    on June 13th, 2012 10:17
    Nice Average public course with fast greens and fast/wide fairways. Good course for mid to high handicaps. Low handicaps will enjoy the risk/reward features. Greens are well kept throughout the year. Great prices.
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