Golf Club of Houston - Tournament Course

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4.3
199
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
89.6%
Recommend this course
171 out of 199 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
29
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.6%
Recommend this course
28 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
58
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7422
Slope 138
Rating 75.8
Type Public
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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
199

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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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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Play where the pros play

Really enjoyed the course. It was very wet from recent rainins which made some lays a little soft but credit to the course they kept it in great shape. The greens were in fantastic shape. And for anyone whose watched the Houston open, it’s awesome to play the same holes and hit the same putts you’ve seen on tv.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Wet but good condition

Only real complaint was rental clubs. My son asked for stiff, only had regular. Clubs had not been cleaned. Later I noticed a half empty water bottle coming out of the umbrella holder.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golfer 55

The greens were running smooth and moderately fast course was in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Redemption

I played here a little more than a year ago, and had a terrible experience. The pace of play was terrible, they were working on almost every hole of the course, so it was loud and intrusive. This visit however, makes me think that was an anomaly. The course was in amazing shape. The fairways were excellent, and the greens were deceptively fast and true. I couldn't have been happier with my round, and definitely recommend this course, especially when you can find a great deal on GofNow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Definitely Big League!

1st time on the tournament course and it's in great shape - even considering the hottest period in Houston, the greens looked to have been recently punched and have recovered extremely well. Fairways were in great shape. T-boxes the same and the ruff was VERY manageable. The course is LOOOOOONG! Played from the tips that were marked. Don't come out here if you can't control the driver tho and don't try and score well if you're not locked in on your long irons. Although you do have to grip and rip - you also have to place and think 2 shots ahead if you want to put up a good number - whether it be under 80 or 90. Leave the sub 70s to the guys who get paid! There aren't too many blow-off shots where you don't have to think it thru. There is a greater appreciation for the guys on tour and what they have to carry in distance and precision to the greens. So i wanted to see how i matched up (albeit no crowds - TV or $$ on the line). So here's how it went - (nobody saw me and it's darn arrogant but I am kinda proud) I'm 54 - I carry a strong 4 handicap. From the tips marked for play, I put a up a 75 - left 7lbs of sweat on the course - donated to the pond on 18 - and dropped about 30 Advil since (played Sunday afternoon and it's Monday morning). This course will leave you stiff from ratcheting up the driver..... BUT well freekin' worth it! I've played Sawgrass - Pebble - Los Colinas - Oakmont - and now GC of Houston..... This is WELL worthy of being mentioned in the same breath!

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

Flawless

Course was absolutely perfect. Not a bad spot in a green and fairways softer than I've ever played. Definitely recommend this course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Day

Was easier then I was expecting. Wide fairways and greens were receptive and not too fast. Staff was welcoming and hospitable. Only problem was that it felt like it was 120 degrees (drank about 2 gallons of water and was barely sweating)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Conditions in Summer Heat

I played this course on Saturday Morning. The course was in great shape, especially with the summer heat. Played the whole round in less than 4 hours. Highly Recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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