El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course

4.0909000000 4.1 stars from 5 (55)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6931 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 2880 La Quinta Dr, Missouri City, Texas 77459, Fort Bend County
  • (281) 403-5910, (281) 403-5900
  • (281) 403-5908
  • www.golfquailvalley.com
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Year built: 1970
Architect(s): Jack Miller, Jay Rivere, Jeffery D. Blume (2009)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men: Must wear collared shirts. Tee shirts and tank tops are not allowed. Women: Must wear blouses with a collar or sleeves. Tee shirts and tank tops are not allowed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6931 yards 74.3 140
Blue 71 6552 yards 72.5 136
White 71 6146 yards 70.9 130
White 71 6116 yards 70.1 124
Gold 71 5685 yards 69.2 125
Gold (W) 71 5685 yards 73.5 134
Red (W) 71 5100 yards 71.0 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 55 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

50 out of 55 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Tuesday Golf"


u335609993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in good condition. Fun outing during the week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002548172's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Thank you... hope to have you back another time soon.


"Really enjoyed it!"


u623027937's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing this course yesterday afternoon. The course was in great conditions and the staff were friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/08/2017

Many thanks and please come out again... give La Quinta a shot too.


"First Time Here"


u1031347's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was my first time on El Dorado. I would recommend it to any golfer wanting a somewhat challenging course. It does have water and lots of sand, both fairway and greenside. I believe it was the site of the 1973 Houston Open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/24/2017

Thank you... and indeed Quail Valley hosted the Houston Open for a couple years. The routing back then including 9 holes from the La Quinta golf course and 9 holes from the El Dorado golf course.



wangtangjf7's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/24/2017

Thank you for the compliments and we apologize you missed the bathrooms/water-fountains on holes 5, 10, 13, 16. Hope to have you back in a less stressful weather season.


Commented on 02/21/2017

It was my first time there and here were my first impressions:

Goods:

-Very very friendly staff. They were so nice in particular the front desk and the drink cart lady.

-The back 9 was in good condition and had well designed holes.

Bad:

-I don't recall if it just rained or not, but the front 9 was terrible. The condition was so bad (i.e. I couldnt tell the fairway from the rough, the greens had so many ball marks and a couple had fungus growing on them, etc). The scenery felt like I was going through a swamp and there was nothing pleasant to look at.

-There were not water coolers, except one at the turn. I just moved back to Houston, but I was fortunate to play a lot of courses here and this course was the very first one with only one water cooler. I cant even imagine trying to play in Houston heat without water, but I will that to business strategy to get people to buy more drinks from the cart.

Overall, it was a decent experience, but the front 9 is was really affected this rating.


Commented on 02/20/2017

We'd like to earn another 1-2 stars. Any additional feedback is appreciated. Hope to have you back.



Jesus8089465's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/20/2017

Thank you!


"Great value"


Larrybower's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Good conditions for the winter. Greens good, traps not.

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/08/2017

Thank you. It's been tough weather (up and down) yet again this year. We're working hard on the greens but the rain keeps beating up the bunkers. We're on it though! Thanks again.


"Eldorado has many challenging features."


u265413239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Had a super time playing this course. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/12/2017

We're doing our best to help everyone have out here. Thank you and we'll see you again.


"This is an interesting course"


carolynbrower's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. It was very windy which made it more challenging.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/12/2017

Thank you Carolyn. The wind can make El Dorado a brute on the par-3s. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to have you back on a less-windy day.


"Excellent"


u777321377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
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Reviewed on

A great value and venue for public play. I play there regularly and highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/12/2017

Thank you very much! If there is every anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to let us know.



Kbouthilet's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/15/2016

Thank you for the rating. Hope to have you back from NOLA and earn that 5th star.


"Waited so much remember cart more than course"


u000003767520's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Every par three seemed to be the same club. Greens not consistent. One par 5 has water across fairway and no way to see it. I complained tired of watching group in front tee off, very soon was watching them tee off too. Marshall said problem was several groups up but nothing he could do. I suggested that he ask them to skip a hole. He said he couldn't do that. Reminded me of commercial where bank is being robbed and security says he is just there to let them know not do anything. Watched scores on phone as much as played golf. Cheap rate on Golfnow or would have been really annoyed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/28/2016

Weekends, especially around the holidays, are extremely busy, so we apologize for the pace of play. We do our best to move things along without affecting their day out. Hope we can have you back.


"really nice layout"


uooooo3427197's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

got a great price had to play other wise I think it is a little over price but it is a nice course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/11/2016

Thank you. We're the popular venue and consistently rated a top-value, so we hope you can make it back. If there is anything we can do to help you have fun and enjoy your play here a little more, please don't hesitate to inquire with management.


"slow play took almost 5 hrs to play."


johnbrescian's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
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Reviewed on

always slow play , marshals?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/11/2016

We apologize for the slow play last Sunday. The recent fall weather has packed the courses on weekends even more. Our team of course attendants hustle to try and encourage ready golf, so we hope you make it back to play Quail Valley again.


"Enjoyable Golf Experience"


tom0406denise's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course! Would play again without hesitation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/31/2016

Thank you Tom. We look forward to having you back again.


"10/8/16"


dbltatorsnap's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overpriced for the quantity of layout. Enjoyable but not a must play venue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/11/2016

4-stars is pretty good. Thank you. We'd like to think the El Dorado course layout as well as the course conditions are some of the best on the SW side of Houston.


"Earned It's Recommendation"


Mark4737443's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Quite a variety of layouts. Lots of water and fairway bunkers in play. Choose your tees wisely. Some long carries over water if you challenge from the back tees. I agree that having carry distances over water and to fairway hazards would be a big plus. The course was really in great shape, especially given that it had rained some every day for a week.

This course puts a premium on well placed tee shots on many of the holes.

The range was closed due to the rain, but we did do some chipping and putting before heading out. I must say that the practice facility wasn't kept up as well as the course, but the potential is really there with a little TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2016

Thank you Mark. We are addressing the driving range after a season of big events. Hopefully we can earn that 5th star on your next visit.


"Good Experience"


ekhanster's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This course is much better than La Quinta. More challenging and better pace of play. I enjoyed my time here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2016

Glad you enjoyed yourself here. I'll goal is to help everyone have fun. Regarding the 2 courses, we'd like to think that they are just different. People tend to love one or other for different reasons. Being an 'old scholl' course, La Quinta is more forgiving off the tee but with tougher, elevated greens while El Dorado is a modern, rolling golf course that can be visually intimidating. Either way, hope you come back again. Thank you.


"Fun at the Golf Course"


JohnCW04USN's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My golf buddy and I enjoyed a relaxing round. Though the greens had been recently aerated the were in good condition. We found the course to be very playable and challenging. Can't wait to return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/18/2016

Thank you John.We look forward to having you back for another day of fun out here at Quail Valley.


"Fantastic course but bring your own water!"


theenglish's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the nicest courses I have played but we were all very shocked by the fact that there were not coolers of cold water around the golf course. I believe there were three or four elementary school type water fountains. Not nearly enough to keep you hydrated during the hot summer and we play on the hottest days of the year. I was tempted to drink out of one of the ponds at one point in the round and we all left lightheaded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/13/2016

We know summer can be a brute, so we have ice, cups and water available in the clubhouse for the start and end of the round. Also there is water on the 5th hole, ice/water at the turn-house after #9 (a little hidden - we apologize), water on #13 and #16. Also have a beverage cart that runs but can get caught up on busy days. Apologize that wasn't enough for you but hope you come back out.



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