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Woolfman_8
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New Orleans
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Golf in Houston?
Have a job opportunity that might lead me to Houston for 4/5 years. Was wondering what the golf is like in Houston as compared to New Orleans? Also, what are some good semi private clubs to look into? I don’t want to join a club with huge initiation fees if I’m only there for 4 years. Any clubs worth looking into? Or should I just play a bunch of different ones?
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Brood211
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Golf in Houston?
What’s your budget?

Some clubs north and in woodlands aren’t outrageous on the initiation fees like the ones closer to city center are


Woolfman_8
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New Orleans
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re: Golf in Houston?
I’d be living downtown, don’t think I’d want to pay over 10k for initiation. To be completely honest, I’d rather do a really nice muni that I can do a pass on.


nugget
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Golf in Houston?
If you’re living downtown, I’d join Memorial Park. It’s where the Houston open is moved to and it neighbors River Oaks CC. It was a decent track before the redo. I heard at one time it was the second busiest golf course in the US.

Your other option would be to join a club Corp facility, which would give you access to all the other club Corp clubs. That should still be in your price range as well.


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BabyTac
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re: Golf in Houston?
If you’re downtown, I’d just play random courses for the time you’re there as there will be many options within a 15-20 mile radius.

Wildcat has two courses and is nice. They may have some sort of ‘membersip’ But it’s a public course.

Mid-tier courses within a short drive are Cypreswood, Battleground, etc. Pearland has a couple of decent courses.

Not sure how they are changing but Memorial was always a huge headache to try and get on and long rounds. Sharpestown is a decent muni and good for an afternoon weekday round. They recently redid Gus Wortham but haven’t been there. It was a goat ranch before.
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Dgvillere
Member since Sep 2015
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re: Golf in Houston?
Plenty of good options depends what area you live in. I work at Meadowbrook Farms in Katy which is semi private but plenty of good courses.


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TheChosenOne
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re: Golf in Houston?
I lived downtown and had a membership at Wildcat for a while. The courses are quirky and I got tired of it, so I switched over to Cypresswood. The tradition course is a nice track.

Memorial is nice for an afternoon round, but it’s a slog in the mornings and on weekends.




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Hermit Crab
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re: Golf in Houston?
How old are you? 10k could swing some junior memberships at some places that it wouldn’t be enough for full membership


Woolfman_8
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re: Golf in Houston?
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Negatiger1986
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re: Golf in Houston?
Old Thread Houston Golf

Here is a thread from a few months back that covers a lot of ground.


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Marlo Stanfield
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re: Golf in Houston?
Just go ahead and join Bluejack National OT Lochinvar and be done with it. You can swing the chump change.


Rendevoustavern
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Member since May 2018
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re: Golf in Houston?
Parents moved to the heights my freshman year of college. They joined Kingwood since I played golf every summer and they have the most golf available. Once I graduated, I joined ONE through downtown club which is the best downtown gym. I then had access to every single ClubCore club in the nation, which includes Firestone in Akron. I had the initiation fee waived ($120) and paid I think $120/month.

Worth it.


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nugget
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re: Golf in Houston?
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Bluejack National


You could make it to Lake Charles Country Club quicker from downtown than to BJN.


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IH8ThreePutts
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Golf in Houston?
Spend time playing different courses. Memorial and Gus Wortham are good muni alternatives. Gus Wortham is a decent course, recently went through a multimillion dollar renovation. Holes 1-3 are boring but once you get passed those it’s nice. Memorial is real easy to get to from downtown. You can now book 30days in advance by paying a $20 fee. Problem with commiting to one club is the traffic/travel distance. Even on weekends traffic can be a bitch.


Brood211
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Golf in Houston?
Anyone a member at Westwood? Looking to possibly switch up and go there


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Hou_Lawyer
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Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2019
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re: Golf in Houston?
Kingwood. Contact me if you want to play. 4 courses. Access to another 9 or so around town without a fee. 25 minutes from downtown. If you're under 40, it's about $400/month, no min food & beverage. Plus 50% off on all food. Probably could swing them for no initiation.


bopper50
LSU Fan
Sugarland Texas
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Golf in Houston?
Wildcat is best bet


Hou_Lawyer
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Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2019
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re: Golf in Houston?
Wildcat is garbage. Overpriced. Open to the public. Horrible layouts (blind shots). Always windy. IMO


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Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
New Orleans
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re: Golf in Houston?
Noted, I’ll start another thread once the move is finalized.


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lovethetigers7
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re: Golf in Houston?
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Access to another 9 or so around town without a fee.


Which courses do you have access to?


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