Oakhurst GCOakhurst Golf Club

Oakhurst Golf Club
20700 Mills Branch Dr
Porter, Texas 77365
Montgomery County

Phone(s): (281) 354-4653
Fax: (281) 354-5266
Website: www.oakhurstgolfclub.com

The formerly private Bentwood CC opened to the public in 1997 when the development failed to sell enough houses, and for now it remains that way. The Dave Marr/Jay Riviere design rolls through the towering pines and features impressive undulations due to the 500,000 cubic yards of dirt moved during construction.

Other than the mounding, the most notable design feature is the huge greens, which are well manicured and averaging around 7,500 square feet. The course is nicely balanced-challenging, but not too tough. The fairways are of medium size and water comes into play on less than half the holes.

The best hole is No. 17, a 200-yard par 3 with water along the right. The green on 17 is protected by a huge bunker on the left.

From a playability standpoint the layout of this Houston golf course represents a real challenge but it is not overwhelming. Every green has an entry and most of the par 5's will be reachable in two if you are willing to take a risk. Not much trouble will be seen on the right side nor will you see forced carries over water or bunkers. However most Houston golfers believe that a good shot will always be rewarded and a poor shot penalized.

Other notes: The course and development are owned by the country of Nauru.

Getting there : Take Hwy. 59 north out of Houston to Exit 13-14. Drive south on the access road and the course is on the west side of the road.

Oakhurst Golf Club
2 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A sunny day view from Oakhurst Golf ClubA view of a fairway at Oakhurst Golf ClubA view of a hole at Oakhurst Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dave Marr, Jay Riviere
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1994
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $19 - $49
  • Weekends: $19 - $49

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirts are required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 7002 125 71.4
Front (W) 72 5188 120 70.1
Oakhurst 72 6242 119 69
Executive 72 5647 115 66.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Oakhurst Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Joseph
    on December 14th, 2023 14:38
    This course is the absolute pits. The owner is not friendly, he has trouble keeping staff employed, the sand traps are unplayable.. They’re more like shit traps than sand traps. Some sand traps are being covered up, but are now just hills of mud. The course does have rest rooms on each nine, but they have never been opened. So if you need to pee, you have to go in the woods. The greens are bumpy. You can read the breaks, but not the bumps. This course is in need of a major overhaul.
  • Oakhurst Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Harry
    on September 27th, 2021 10:47
    If you’re looking for a course to play in the Houston area, look elsewhere than at Oakhurst. This is the third year in a row that they have lost the green. The greens are in terrible shape and with the temps going down into the 60’s now. So there is no hope for them to recover until next year now. The fairways are in decent shape, tee boxes not much better than the green. It’s not unusual for the maintenance workers to use equipment while you are teeing or putting. I understand why because while my group was putting on the 8 green, the owner drove onto the green with a trailered leaf blower and began to drive over and blow the green! One of my partners was putting a birdie put when the blower blew the putt 2 feet off line.
    The owner does not believe in customer service and seems to refuse to put the necessary investment into should could be an excellent course, because the layout is really good.
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