Sharpstown Municipal Golf Course
Houston, Texas 77036
Phone(s): (713) 988-2099
Fax: (713) 272-3660
Originally known as the Sharpstown Country Club back in the 1950s and '60s, and former host of the Houston Open, the course shut down amid financial turmoil until the city of Houston scooped it up in the late 1970s and hired Jay Riviere to renovate the layout.
With its generous fairways, the course is primarily known as a hacker-friendly track. Wayward tee shots are recoverable because of the relatively sparse tree-lined fairways. Even though there are some rather long par 4s, you'll be able to fire away with your driver on the straightaway holes.
The final stretch of golf is the best, with a few short par 4s and 3s as well as a birdie-able par 5.
Note that they refer to the net along No. 6 as the Zindler Net-it's a wire contraption installed to protect the home of local newsman Marvin Zindler, who lived near the course in the 1970s and '80s. Houstonites know Zindler for his infamous association with the famed La Grange chicken ranch.
Getting there : From Hwy 59 south take the Bell Aire Blvd. exit and turn right. When you come to Harbor Town Dr., turn right and the course is just down the road on the left side.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Jay Riviere
- Public/Private: Public/Municipal
- Year opened: 1950
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Greens: Mini-Verde Ultra-dwarf Bermuda
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $13 - $18
- Weekends: $16 - $26
- Tee times from $19 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code:
- Credit cards accepted:
Length, slope and rating for each tee