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Hou_Lawyer
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Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2019
564 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
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Which courses do you have access to?


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Note: this is if you're under 40 (as far as prices)

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1. April Sound Country Club 2. The Club at Falcon Point 3. The Clubs of Kingwood 4. The Downtown Club at the Met 5. The Downtown Club at Houston Center 6. The Golf Trails of the Woodlands 7. Hearthstone Country Club 8. The Houston Club 9. Lake Windcrest Golf Club 10. Magnolia Creek Golf Club 11. South Shore Harbour Country Club 12. Willow Creek Golf Club


Hou_Lawyer
Rice Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2019
564 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Note that these (the clubs outside of your home club) are free, not even a cart fee, M-F and Sat-Sun after 12.

You can access more courses for just a cart fee with the same time restrictions. They are:

1)Bay Oaks
2)The Woodlands CC
3) Riverbend CC


Tiger Roux
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2009
4622 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Wildcat is good in the summer, get a little breeze, nice views of the city.
Gus Wortham is legit now. will test your game.
Memorial get a ton of play but a good course.

Kingwood is not too far from downtown, during the weekend 25 min drive. They have 3 or 4 courses, good practice facilities.


bopper50
LSU Fan
Sugarland Texas
Member since Mar 2009
3985 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Riverbend is one of the best tracks in the Houston area. (Located in Sugarland)

It makes you use every club in your bag and it always test your game.

Plus there are always a bunch of great guys to play with.

If I was going to join another club it would be there.


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Dire Wolf
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bawcomville
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re: Golf in Houston?
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Holes 1-3 are boring


Unless you play a slice and then you Get the thrill of hitting someone’s slab.


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MWP
Alabama Fan
Kingwood, TX via Monroe, LA
Member since Jul 2013
8613 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Clubcorp is a no brainer with access to all the Kingwood courses plus all the other tracts in and around Houston. I got buddies down in League City and we alternate drives to each hood and Kingwood also has a cool water park and pool.


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lovethetigers7
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2019
259 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Playing in an Am Tour event at Kingwood The Forest this weekend! How well does it dry? I guess it's all dependent on the rain we get this week, but if the rain ends on Wednesday, should it be atleast 90 degree rule by Saturday?


hehateme2285
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Dec 2007
4652 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
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Playing in an Am Tour event at Kingwood The Forest this weekend! How well does it dry?


Kingwood tends to become a swamp with a good rainfall. But this week's forecast is all over the place with amounts.


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Hou_Lawyer
Rice Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2019
564 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
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Playing in an Am Tour event at Kingwood The Forest this weekend! How well does it dry? I guess it's all dependent on the rain we get this week, but if the rain ends on Wednesday, should it be atleast 90 degree rule by Saturday?



It probably dries the best out of the 4. It's been very wet lately. They are off the cart paths today. With the forecast calling for rain today-Wed. then it's 50/50 that it'll be 90 deg. on Saturday. The range at the Forest drains better than the main one though.


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mule74
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Nov 2004
9396 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
If you’re living downtown, don’t join a club. During the week, play Wildcat and Memorial when you can get on.

Make weekend trips to Cypress, Humble, Katy, Woodlands, Lake Jackson, etc. to play some others.

I live in the loop and there isn’t a lot of good golf in the city unless you join a club. I have a group and we play different public courses and hop around to a few clubs where our friends are members.


TIEF
Member since Jul 2007
1113 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
I have a friend who tried to get me to do Clubcorp but to someone who lives and works in the city it didn't make sense.

From what I have been told you have to play weekdays (who can with traffic) or after 12 on weekends.

You can take that $400 and play in the city after work and weekend mornings at good public tracks.

There are some crazy high prices public courses though...$109 to play Black horse..No thanks.

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sarmis2
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since May 2018
103 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Any Houston guys on here that can comment on Northgate CC courses and practice facilities? I haven't met anyone who as played the course.

I requested their membership info out of curiosity and their dues seem like a hell of a deal.


chauncey1
LSU Fan
Member since May 2010
278 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Northgate is a good deal. People either love or hate the course. I like the course, but you should play it first. The management does a decent job of keeping the course in good shape. They try.
It was 27 holes but after the tax day flood it dropped to 18 with a Fast 5 (practice holes).
Bonus: The owner of Northgate owns Walden on Lake Conroe. The clubs have reciprocal memberships. Walden is a challenging course, that can humble you. It’s one of my favorites in the Houston area.


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DavidLaFleurFanClub
LSU Fan
Kingwood, TX
Member since Jan 2017
40 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Just stumbled on this thread, but golf in Houston is infinitely better than NOLA. There are tons of options. A lot depends on what part of Houston you live in. A great very affordable option is ClubCorp for private clubs that offer multiple club options in the South. Depending on your budget you can go from Uber elite like Lochinvar to very nice public courses(Wildcat).


sarmis2
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since May 2018
103 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
I am in the Heights and work off Dairy Ashford exit in Energy Corridor. Not ideal locations for being able to go after work and getting some practice/ quick holes in.

For me, Riverbend and Pine Forest seem to be very good deals for what you'll get out of a membership.


bopper50
LSU Fan
Sugarland Texas
Member since Mar 2009
3985 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Northgate is a Devlin design and there are plenty of uneven lies. Still a decent place to play though.

You can't go wrong with Pine Forrest or Riverbend.

Sugarcreek has great deals on memberships too.


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Snoopy04
LSU Fan
Republic of Texas
Member since Aug 2015
2193 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
I'd just play all the different courses during your tenure living in Houston. Memberships are fun to have, but when you're playing other courses you're throwing money down the drain with membership fees. Plus i think there are plenty of courses worth playing around the city if you're willing to drive for them. In no particular order:

High Meadow Ranch
Woodforest
Hearthstone (27 holes)
Meadow Brook Farms
Windrose
Cypress Lakes
Cypresswood (2 courses)
Black Horse (2 courses)
Sterling
Carlton Woods
Kingwood CC (4 courses)
The Woodlands CC
Wildcat (Highland? track has too many blind shots tho)
Memorial
Pine Forest CC


TigerFred
LSU Fan
Feeding hamsters
Member since Aug 2003
25072 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
Many of the courses you list are private or semi-private.

Membership has its privileges.


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hehateme2285
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Dec 2007
4652 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
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High Meadow Ranch
Woodforest
Hearthstone (27 holes) - Private
Meadow Brook Farms
Windrose
Cypress Lakes
Cypresswood (2 courses)
Black Horse (2 courses)
Sterling - Private
Carlton Woods - Private
Kingwood CC (4 courses) - Private
The Woodlands CC - Private
Wildcat (Highland? track has too many blind shots tho)
Memorial
Pine Forest CC - Private


TigerFred
LSU Fan
Feeding hamsters
Member since Aug 2003
25072 posts

re: Golf in Houston?
You will have a hard time finding a decent weekend tee time at some of the courses he listed that aren’t private unless you are a member.


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