Golf Club of Houston - Tournament Course

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4.3
214
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
89.3%
Recommend this course
184 out of 214 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
33
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
65
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
60 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7422 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.8
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7422 yards 75.8 138
Championship 72 6967 yards 73.5 132
Club 72 6569 yards 71.4 125
Regular 72 5926 yards 68.0 117
Forward 72 5371 yards 70.1 115
Scorecard for Tournament Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 76.0/144 395 429 392 565 467 460 173 564 238 3683 382 440 335 588 215 609 199 487 484 3739 7422
Champions M: 73.8/139 381 412 373 528 433 392 157 545 217 3438 372 420 313 572 199 575 177 443 458 3529 6967
Club M: 71.7/137 366 393 350 517 391 362 145 522 196 3242 342 389 295 556 165 563 158 417 442 3327 6569
Regular M: 70.5/133 W: 74.8/137 350 303 328 459 327 326 124 502 169 2888 275 369 258 542 144 510 139 391 410 3038 5926
Forward M: 68.2/125 327 271 311 429 291 289 96 453 145 2612 259 349 238 478 105 483 119 372 356 2759 5371
Handicap 17 11 9 7 1 3 15 5 13 16 10 18 8 14 6 12 2 4
Par 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 36 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2005) David Toms (2005) Greg Muirhead (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes - included

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
214

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 10
Amazing Food 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Water Hazards 31
Forced Carries 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
A Weekend Splurge 22
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 20
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 37
Convenient to the City 26
Worth the Drive 17

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great experience

Great experience... course was great with exception of dealing with Houston area weather over last few weeks with inability to have dry time. Course was a little wet, but pretty good considering what Mother Nature has been dealing... Would definitely play again for this rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Challenging layout. Hit a good tee shot and you will be rewarded with a great look at the green. Houston has seen a lot of rain lately and the course was damp but in good shape. Enjoyed the range and clubhouse. Great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Thee Course where the Pro’s play.

First time playing this course and it was a great experience. Knowing that the Pro’s would actually play here during the Shell/Houston Open is a mind blowing experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Probably shouldn’t even be open for play.

I know there has been lots of rain but this is by far the worst condition I’ve seen this course in. Tee boxes were bare and could hardy be distinguished from the rough. Fairways were swampy and bunkers were not raked. Greens looked good with new grass and roll good but very very slow. It will be weeks (at best) before this is worth playing. Probably should not have been open for play.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Course lives up to its ratings

I came expecting a tour quality course and it was. Tee boxes, bunkering, fairways and greens were all excellent in January. The course presented a solid but not overwhelming challenge. It won't make my top ten courses, but was certainly a good way to spend an afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor Drainage Ruined What Could Have Been a Great Round

Great Greens, consistent, not overly slow especially considering overnight rain.

Fairways however literally ate tee shots. Piped drives down the middle of the fairway plugged and disappeared slowing play and put a real damper on what could have been a great round.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I was slightly disappointed when they told me it was cart path only. Th3 fairways were very wet and balls would plug when they hit. The greens were excellent however.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Wet

The course does not drain well and our balls plugged often. I guess it is due to the time of year but the course was not in very good condition compared to the first time I played it a couple of years ago. Hopefully they will get it back in shape before the pros come to play in the Fall. Would have been disappointed if we had paid full price but fortunately we were playing with a great HotDeal

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Visit

Like the layout but rain from previous days made many parts of the fairway soggy. Was surprised that there are fivesomes on Friday afternoons. Fortunately, group allowed us to overtake them.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun but extremely soaked

Probably should’ve closed the course. Way too wet... would lose drives in the fairway. Course overall was nice

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Xmas golf

Very nice course.

Great pace.

No water buckets and no ball washers.

No trash cans either.

But very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great day considering it was Dec 20th !

Booked a two some with a rental set and forecaddie a week in advance. Before 11 a forecaddie is mandatory. At 11 or after it was optional and we wanted the advantage of course knowledge. I was advised when I called by the pro shop that they don’t really have stiff shaft rentals available. I was told at check in that they had one set but it was in use. This was a bit of a surprise and somewhat disappointing.

Forecaddie was friendly and energetic. He is a traveler yet he had pretty good course knowledge and really read greens well. That alone saved several strokes between my partner and me. I would recommend Rob to anyone.

Greens were in good shape and rolled quick. The fairways had a lot of soggy spots and we were limited to cart path only. The bunkers were raked well but seemed to be packed down. I had a more difficult time getting out of sand traps than I normally do.

The last 3 holes are wide open and it was a very gusty day of golf. With 35+ mph winds the last 3 holes were brutal. Overall a very good day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course but pace of play a struggle

We enjoyed the layout and the conditions were overall above average - some very soggy areas and water damage but not the course's fault...Houston has been drenched recently.

Pace of play however is a huge issue. The course routinely lets out fivesomes. We were playing behind 2 consectuve fivesomes and our round ended up taking 5 hours on the dot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The layout, course conditions, & friendly staff make this a great golf experience everytime I play there. There is nothing better in Houston.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time - better value!

Had a blast. Greens, tees & fairways are in phenomenal condition. Very challenging!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent

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