Memorial Park GCMemorial Park Golf Course

Memorial Park Golf Course
1001 Memorial Loop Dr E
Houston, Texas 77007
Harris County

Phone(s): (866) 256-6688
Fax: (713) 867-0357

One of Texas' classics, Memorial Park dates back to the 1920s when John Bredemus utilized work crews from the Civilian Conservation Corps to build what was one of the nation's best courses at the time. Jimmy Demaret, Dave Marr, and Tommy Bolt learned the game here, and the Houston Open was hosted at various times during the 1940s,'50s, and '60s.

Amazingly, the course Houstonites refer to as "The Old Grand Dame" became neglected over the years, with storms and disease wiping out trees and a general lack of care taking its toll. However, in the 1990s the city partnered with several private companies to infuse $4.5 million into renovating the course and expanding the clubhouse.

Pines and oaks line the generous fairways and the large greens are of average speed. The best hole is the scenic No. 15, a 180-yarder that plays over a rock-framed pond.

Note that the course is closed on Tuesdays, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the course closes after 1:30 PM because the course sanctions that time for high schoolers.

Getting there : Go west on Memorial Dr. past Westcott St. into Memorial Park (just west of downtown). Turn right at the first entrance inside the park.

Memorial Park Golf Course
5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view from Memorial Park Golf CourseA view over the water of the 16th green at Memorial Park Golf Course.A view of hole #11 at Memorial Park Golf Course.View from a green at Memorial Park Golf CourseView of the puttin green and driving range at Memorial Park Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Finger Dye Spann, John Bredemus, Tom Doak
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1912
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $8 - $11

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 7292 128 74.2
White (W) 72 6553 127 76.6
Gold (W) 72 5905 120 72.9
White 72 6553 121 71.1
Gold 72 5905 115 68
Red 72 4826 98 63.1
Green 72 5399 102 65.7
Green (W) 72 5399 117 70.6
Red (W) 72 4826 111 67.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Memorial Park Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    on April 28th, 2017 01:04
    great public facility and golf course, loved it the minute I arrived with Beck's Prime in the clubhouse and nie dining room to relax and escape the summer heat
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