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Farside
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Houston Golf
Going up the first weekend in October. My wife is wedding dress shopping with her friend and will bring our little one. I’ll be by myself and want to play a great course. Green fee is no object, only want to play the best course I can. I played the Championship Course at GC of Houston several years ago. I enjoyed it…what’s best place to play?

Golf Club of Houston is $92
Cypress wood is $85

I’ve heard good things about Cypresswood (which 18 should I play?)

I’m seeing Blackhorse which is like $144…is it worth it? Any thoughts are most welcome. Single digit handicap here so I’m not worried on difficulty aspect. Thanks


wahoocs
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re: Houston Golf
I would try to get on Memorial

PGA will be there in Nov

I always enjoyed Wildcat and Norman’s course too


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Hou_Lawyer
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re: Houston Golf
That’s a joke for Blackhorse. Never pay that.

GCH for that price isn’t bad. Make sure you don’t have to pay a caddie.

I’m assuming you’re only looking public.


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Rendevoustavern
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re: Houston Golf
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Single digit handicap


GCH is boring
Cypress on the other hand, great track and has a special place for me after what it’s been through. Definitely play Traditions but I’d call ahead and make sure the course is in good shape (usually is) but I don’t know their fall punch timeline.


GRTiger
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re: Houston Golf
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GCH is boring


Tournament course is not at all boring for Houston. I can see the argument for the member course.

I agree about Tradition. I love that course.


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DestrehanTiger
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re: Houston Golf
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I’m seeing Blackhorse which is like $144…is it worth it?


Where are you seeing that? I live about 4 minutes from Blackhorse, and I usually see the weekend rates are $108, and I balk at that price. Blackhorse is the best course in Cypress, but I'd rather play Longwood for $50 (when it's in decent shape) than Blackhorse for $108. When I can play twilight or a weekday round for <$85, I'd say it's worth it.
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Farside
Member since Feb 2021
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re: Houston Golf
Barstool Sports and Golf Now Appd have Saturday morning before 10:00 tee time at $144, then drops to $138. I didn’t mind Golf Club of Houston but it also wasn’t out of this world. I’m thinking it will either be Memorial or Cypresswood- Tradition. Appreciate all the input.


Farside
Member since Feb 2021
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re: Houston Golf
Blackhorse’s website has same thing. Saturday morning tee time is $138


BenDover
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Blackhorse is a nice course but not nearly for that price. I'd try Memorial if you can get on there.


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DestrehanTiger
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Yeah, that is insane. It has gone up in the last month or so then. There are 81 holes within 5 miles of Blackhorse. I don't really understand how they can get people to pay that price.

You might as well pay the out of town price to play at a PGA course in Memorial. You could also try to scam the system and get a local account on Memorial's system and pay < $50.

For price and quality, definitely go to Tradition. One of the things I was upset about when I moved to Cypress was how far away Traditions is for me to drive to now.
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IH8ThreePutts
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re: Houston Golf
Black horse South would be the course to play vs the North Course, but for that money there’s no way I’d pay that. If you can get on Cypresswood
Traditions for $85.00 that would be a great course to play. To get on the Traditions course might actually cost more than $85.00. Cypress Lakes is around $85 for a weekend morning tee time and it doesn’t compare to the Traditions Course. If you don’t mind spending the money you might be able to get on Memorial for like $165.00… the Houston Open is November 11-14 so first week of October it’ll be in great shape. Non-Resident Adult TeeTime can be made 14days in Advance. I’d definitely would play Memorial if it’s an option.


DestrehanTiger
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Non-Resident Adult TeeTime can be made 14days in Advance. I’d definitely would play Memorial if it’s an option.



If you have a friend that lives in town, I'd ask them to set it up. You may not be able to get around paying the non-resident fee, but setting up everything on their website is a bit of a pain in the arse to only do it once.


lsuoilengr
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re: Houston Golf
I’d play wildcat. Memorial is super crowded at all times and not that much fun in my opinion. (Cart path only, ridiculous rough where your ball disappears) I played memorial 3 times last 10 days - it’s tough


theone
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re: Houston Golf
this thread made me realize how bad public golf is in Houston.


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bopper50
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re: Houston Golf
Both Wildcat courses are in good shape.

Gus Wortham is certainly worth playing.

The Tradition at Cypresswood is good.

Timber Creek is a good layout.

High Meadow Ranch is awesome and Meadowbrook Farms is usually in good shape.

Blackhorse price is a ripoff, but you can find deals on GolfNow Houston.com

Really depends on where you are staying while here.
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Dire Wolf
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re: Houston Golf
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Going up the first weekend in October. My wife is wedding dress shopping with her friend and will bring our little one.


Guessing this means you are staying around the galleria

Memorial is closest but tough to get on. Slow round and you pretty much have to walk. I like walking so whatever

Gus isn’t bad

Wildcat is fine, I kinda hate the layout but it’s close and in good shape generally

Golf club of Houston is worth it. Been awhile

Cypresswood traditions is my go to course. It’s not too bad of a drive from town.

The rest of good public course are too far. I don’t mind Jersey meadow but it’s nothing special

I need to get out to longwood and few others
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ThatMakesSense
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re: Houston Golf
Drive the 90 miles and go to Whispering Pines. They should have available tee times.


DestrehanTiger
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: Houston Golf
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I need to get out to longwood and few others


Longwood is really hit or miss. When it's in good shape, it's a fun, quirky 27 hole set up for a very reasonable price. You can get the membership card for $20 a year that gets you reduced green fees and two free drinks each round. It essentially pays for itself after a couple of rounds.

However, they can lose it in a hurry. I was there a month or so ago, and it was in bad shape. Most bunkers had grass growing in them. I am not sure where they are with the plans, but they are looking to sell some land and convert it from 27 holes to 18. So, maybe they don't see the need to keep up the course when it's about to be redone.
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Farside
Member since Feb 2021
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re: Houston Golf
Just looked it up, course looks sweet. What’s your thoughts on it?


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Farside
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re: Houston Golf
Says it’s private…whispering pines
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