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4.1
244 Reviews (244)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
85.7%
Recommend this course
207 out of 244 reviews
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3.9
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 38 reviews
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4.1
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.6%
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58 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7422 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.8
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Golf Club of Houston
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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

4.1
244 Reviews (244)

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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2.0

Car Broken Into

CliffNotes for those just checking reviews:
- Car was broken into (smashed window) during an afternoon round.
- Staff was apologetic about the situation, but otherwise not helpful.
- This has happened before, and security cameras are not installed to cover the Guest Parking Lot.
- Other than the smash & grab, a nice course that was fun to play.

I played this course while in Houston visiting my in-laws for a few days. I’ll start with the positives: the twilight rate of $45 was a steal compared to some of the other courses. The course was in great shape despite the amount of rain. The marshal allowed me to play as a single since it was pretty open, and good pace of play allowed me to complete the round in under 3 hours.

Now for the negative: During the round, someone smashed the middle window on the driver’s side of my car and took a backpack. This happened in broad daylight sometime between 2:00 (when I arrived) and 4:30 (when my bank’s fraud dept called me about some attempted charges.) Upon getting back to my car, I called the pro shop to let them know about what had happened. The person in the pro shop was apologetic for what had happened, but that was about it; no one came out to check on the situation, see if they could do anything to assist, etc... After filing a report with a police officer, I went in to let someone know that there was a ton of glass in the parking lot. They were closing up, and I was helped a lot by a woman whose name I can’t remember. She took my name and info, and said she’d pass it along to the GM who would call in the morning after checking the security cameras. She was the most helpful person in all of this. I called him (Repeat: I. Called. Him.) at 2pm the next day, left a message, and he called back. He was also apologetic, said there was nothing on the cameras, and that was that.

During this process, I was told “we haven’t had a break-in in months... for a while, an officer would do patrols through the parking lot.” I read a review about a break-in a year ago in what sounds like a similar situation. Overall, everyone I dealt with was nice and apologetic about the situation, but that was about it. It’s easy to be nice to someone who has just had their car’s window smashed in and stolen from while on your property. However, playing on a course with such a good reputation, I expected more. More assistance, more communication — anything that could have helped take the bad taste out of my mouth. This is a course that plays host to a PGA Tour event, not the local muni. Had this happened to a member, naturally, more assistance would have been given. I’m not naïve enough to expect the same treatment as a member who pays thousands per year, but some attempt to remedy the situation given the circumstances would have been nice.

Last thing: if this has happened multiple times, put some cameras on the light poles that would cover the entire parking lot.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Car Broken Into

CliffNotes for those just checking reviews:
- Car was broken into (smashed window) during an afternoon round.
- Staff was apologetic about the situation, but otherwise not helpful.
- This has happened before, and security cameras are not installed to cover the Guest Parking Lot.
- Other than the smash & grab, a nice course that was fun to play.

I played this course while in Houston visiting my in-laws for a few days. I’ll start with the positives: the twilight rate of $45 was a steal compared to some of the other courses. The course was in great shape despite the amount of rain. The marshal allowed me to play as a single since it was pretty open, and good pace of play allowed me to complete the round in under 3 hours.

Now for the negative: During the round, someone smashed the middle window on the driver’s side of my car and took a backpack. This happened in broad daylight sometime between 2:00 (when I arrived) and 4:30 (when my bank’s fraud dept called me about some attempted charges.) Upon getting back to my car, I called the pro shop to let them know about what had happened. The person in the pro shop was apologetic for what had happened, but that was about it; no one came out to check on the situation, see if they could do anything to assist, etc... After filing a report with a police officer, I went in to let someone know that there was a ton of glass in the parking lot. They were closing up, and I was helped a lot by a woman whose name I can’t remember. She took my name and info, and said she’d pass it along to the GM who would call in the morning after checking the security cameras. She was the most helpful person in all of this. I called him (Repeat: I. Called. Him.) at 2pm the next day, left a message, and he called back. He was also apologetic, said there was nothing on the cameras, and that was that.

During this process, I was told “we haven’t had a break-in in months... for a while, an officer would do patrols through the parking lot.” I read a review about a break-in a year ago in what sounds like a similar situation. Overall, everyone I dealt with was nice and apologetic about the situation, but that was about it. It’s easy to be nice to someone who has just had their car’s window smashed in and stolen from while on your property. However, playing on a course with such a good reputation, I expected more. More assistance, more communication — anything that could have helped take the bad taste out of my mouth. This is a course that plays host to a PGA Tour event, not the local muni. Had this happened to a member, naturally, more assistance would have been given. I’m not naïve enough to expect the same treatment as a member who pays thousands per year, but some attempt to remedy the situation given the circumstances would have been nice.

Last thing: if this has happened multiple times, put some cameras on the light poles that would cover the entire parking lot.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Club of Houston

It was fun to play the same course as the big boys play .
Course is in great condition, lots of water though.
Due to rain it was cart path only but we also pretty much had the course to ourselves as well.

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

Rained Out

First 10 holes were great. Greens were just aerated but played ok. Thunder came and left but when it came back rain was too much. Had to call it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were awful

Staff was great our caddy Austin was amazing but the aerated greens were awful. Hopefully they’ll be in shape before too long because the course was great otherwise.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad greens

Staff failed to mention the greens were punched after we paid our fee...I would have never have played here had I known that. One thing I value is course conditions and for what we paid for the round I expected much more. Our caddie was amazing and I appreciate his hustle on the course....his name is Austin and if you can have him join your group I highly recommend him.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golfer55

The course was in good shape other than tee box's greens were smooth but not overly fast good day to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Nice, Not Worth Price

The course is beautiful and was in good shape, but I was surprised by some patches of dead grass in the fairways, particularly because it is an expensive round. The layout was fun but also seemed a bit redundant. This would be a 4-star rating if not for the ridiculous cost. There are plenty of other courses in the area you could play for much cheaper and a similarly nice golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bait & Switch

Had a great 3 days full of golf planned with guys visiting from Florida. Friday and Sunday went well, however Saturday was awful. Had intentionally booked the Golf Club of Houston to play the Tournament Course, host of the PGA Shell Houston Open in previous years, to see where the Pro's play. Booked tee time through GolfNow.com to include a forecaddie since no one in the foursome had played there before. Arrived over an hour early to allow plenty of warm up time and time to shop for apparel in Pro Shop as this group likes to get new "gear." As i checked in, I knew something had gone wrong as I gave my tee time and name and the guy behind the desk politely said give him a moment and walked to the back offices. After 5+ minutes, he came back and told me he had good news and bad news. Bad news was he was unable to get us off at our tee time of 11:40AM on the Tournament course as a tournament was scheduled/double booked. Good news he could get us off at 11:40AM on the Member course or 2:10PM on the Tournament course. Also, there would not be any forecaddie available for the round.

I made the reservation for the Tournament Course on April 10, almost a full month in advance. When we expressed our displeasure with the pro shop clerk, he had little to no sympathy, just asked us which tee time we would prefer. I pressed how this issue was not identified sooner, and he had no comment and stated nothing could be done now. He stated there were no discounts available because the round was booked online and fully pre-paid.

Our group was thoroughly disappointed, as we had intentionally booked the Tournament Course to play where the Pro's play, after following the tournament all these years. I even had buddies fly in from out of town, excited/expecting to play the renowed course. The Member course was fine, but a let down as our hopes were to play the Tournament Course. And yet again, since none of us had played out there, we didnt have any help from the forecaddie we were supposed to have.

All in all, it was very disappointing on GCOH and Golfnow for lack of communication/follow through on their part. Complete unprofessionalism.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overcharged

The course was in bad shape. Slow play. Additionally I was charged $23 from the course in addition to the 91 I paid online. Not quite the "Hot Deal" that was advertised

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Astrodome of Houston golf - Don't waste your money

Tournament course is an embarrassment to our city. Makes Herman Park look like Augusta. Tee boxes were absolute mess. Many burned out areas of black dirt and sand on both fairways and greens. Only sand to hit off on driving range. Not a trash can, ball washer or water on the course. Has to be worst condition course to offer caddies in the country. They need to clean house and start over. Used to not seeing a sideways blade of grass when playing there this time of year. Crazy how quick such a great course can turn into a goat track with poor management.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course was in great condition. Cart path only from rain the previous day, although the course was in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

We played this course and was met with very professional and friendly course rangers. They explained where everything was and how the layout of the course was.

The only thing we saw, was there were not many water stations. It was a little warm and had to go to the store by hole number 1 to get drinks. The course itself looked good, but did have a few hot spots, but overall looked good.

We will definitely be back to play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

It's a tester!

First time to play Redstone/Golf Club of Houston, from start to finish it was awesome. Staff very helpful directing me. The ladies team Canada was on the range, I politely ask one to see if I was in alignment, she gave me a small piece of advice and it was extremely helpful in my round. This course is challenging with leaving very few bail-out areas, better hit it where you are looking is all I have to say. Greens were rolling true and the Chicken quesadillas were awesome. I will definitely play again.

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

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