Wilderness Golf Course

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4.7
208
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
98.6%
Recommend this course
203 out of 206 reviews
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4.6
32
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 32 reviews
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4.7
57
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
57 out of 57 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7106
Slope 126
Rating 72.9
Type Public
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The Wilderness Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7106 yards 72.9 126
Maroon 72 6720 yards 71.0 122
Green 72 6151 yards 68.4 115
Orange (W) 72 5414 yards
Scorecard for Wilderness
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/126 451 560 377 169 400 429 551 225 485 3647 535 326 365 167 387 572 221 425 461 3459 7106
Maroon M: 71.0/122 421 536 352 152 382 410 518 200 466 3437 514 308 348 144 364 545 204 410 446 3283 6720
Green M: 68.4/115 391 492 332 134 349 352 496 160 434 3140 466 270 314 110 342 525 176 384 424 3011 6151
Orange W: 71.0/122 354 446 304 100 290 336 470 126 372 2798 406 249 224 98 268 491 166 310 404 2616 5414
Handicap 9 3 15 17 13 1 7 11 5 4 18 14 16 10 2 12 8 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jeff Brauer (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.7
208

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 7
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 34
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
Advanced Golfers 24
A Weekend Splurge 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
Convenient to the City 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Golf in the Wilderness

Wonderful break to golf In The Wilderness with beautiful terrain and trees! Not a house in sight... could not believe I was still in the Houston area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

AWESOME Course Layot - Fantastic Condition

This was my first time playing this course, and if I lived in the Houston area, this would be a course which I would play over and over again.

Everyone I encountered at the course was super friendly and fantastic. Person in the pro shop was very friendly. Since I have never before played the course, they gave me a yardage book and offered all kinds of suggestions and advise.

I played as a single. Right before I was scheduled to tee off, the starter sent out two groups of four so the starter let me tee off on hole number three which is right by the first tee and then at the end of hole #18 I played holes #1 and #2. The starter was super nice and friendly.

Overall, excellent course in very good condition.

The greens were in fantastic condition with very few non-repaired ball marks. The greens are huge, so even if you are on the green, a two putt is not a given. The greens were smooth, rolled true and quite fast.

The course flowed nicely and was really fun to play. The front nine is back and forth with several holes right next to others. The back nine is much more open and wandering with very few holes next to other holes.

Due to the fact the course in near water and in a "wilderness area" there are lots of mosquitoes so make sure to take some bug spray with you. One of my favorite courses I have played in the Houston area. Great Course. Great Value. Great Fun!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wilderness is a great value for the Dollar

Wow what a fun track. Greens were in good not perfect shape, held well but were a bit slow. Fairways could use some TLC. Rough was long and SOGGY...

All in all it is a great value for a really good track. Interesting holes. Par 3’s are tough for women but most of the other holes are fair.

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

Beautiful track, but mosquitoes were insane

In my opinion this is the best public course in the greater Houston area - that's even without accounting for the fact that it's less expensive than many inferior courses in the area.

It's a beautiful course in excellent condition, has some character in the layout, forces thought with some risk/reward shots, and is surrounded by nature (not a subdivision, airport, industrial area, etc.). The staff is welcoming, the price is right, pace of play was great - it's really as good as you can get around here.

My 1 and only complaint is the mosquitoes. Wow are they tenacious and swarming. I should have worn pants and a long sleeve undershirt - nonetheless, I will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Course rained out

Played 4 holes and Thunder & Lightning stopped play.

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

Course was immaculate!

I haven't played a better groomed course anywhere near Houston. Wish they had chicken salad for a sandwich my wife wanted and the burger we had instead was incredibly salty! Entire staff was very helpful otherwise and will give the grill a try again next visit. The course is interesting in its contours, layout, and variety of hole lengths.

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

Wilderness Snday

Excellent course, really enjoyed the round. Starter was awesome and let us start on the back nine as there where was a significant wait on the front. made the turn in 1.5 hours and had a slight slow down playing the front but was tolerable. Greens were fantastic and very tricky given the speed and undulation. The course flowed nicely and was in good shape given a few fairways were still wet from rain. Putting this one in my rotation for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Everyone is always very friendly and helpful. Course is in great shape and always fun to play. It is very challenging and can play long. I will play again

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

Awesome Outing!

I drove more than 80 miles to get to the course and it was worth every mile and wrong turn. All the staff was super friendly and welcoming and the course was one of the best i’ve ever played, all around couldn’t have had a better experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play

The course was in great shape greens where great! Its a must play

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

Good venue

Great weather for August. Course in really good condition. Staff friendly and nice facility.

Conditions Good
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
Previously Played

Amazing as always

No surprise that the golf course was in perfect condition!!!

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

Overall great course

The guy at the front desk was very nice and the course is in great shape based on the heat wave we are enduring. My only gripe was that there were three foursomes ahead of me starting on hole 13 and the remaining holes took 90 mins to complete bc they were all so freakin slow. Otherwise it was a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

As usual, wonderful...but

My group travels to The Wilderness from Houston several times a year. Our round was, like always, terrific, except for one thing...most of the on-course water jugs were empty. Saturday afternoon, heat index in triple digits, and no water to drink on the course.

When I reported the foregoing to the pro shop after the round, I was told there had been a delay in finding the key to the locks of the water jug boxes. BUT THE BOXES DID NOT HAVE LOCKS AT ALL!

Bottom line-- a course this good, with people as experienced and professional as they are, should NEVER run out of on-course water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

This course is in great shape. Really enjoyed our round today, even though it was cart path only due to rain. The greens were a bit slow, but had lots of undulations. The fairways are generous, but scoring well is still tough. Mosquitoes are everywhere, so give yourself a good dose of bug spray prior to teeing off. Overall, I would definitely recommend this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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