Houston National Golf Club

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4.1
566
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
225
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
32
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
88.8%
Recommend this course
448 out of 559 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
48
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
91.7%
Recommend this course
44 out of 48 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
107
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
93.5%
Recommend this course
100 out of 107 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7337
Slope 139
Rating 75.3
Type Public
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Houston National Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
National 72 7337 yards 75.3 139
Blue 72 6793 yards 72.8 134
White 72 6265 yards 70.3 126
Red (W) 72 5563 yards 73.0 126
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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: 75.3/139 411 612 185 453 435 555 208 414 401 3674 389 411 633 426 194 419 200 440 551 3663 7337
Blue M: 72.8/134 381 560 162 420 410 540 189 384 365 3411 368 383 596 382 169 378 184 401 521 3382 6793
White M: 70.3/126 362 528 140 392 388 508 164 349 356 3187 339 364 542 351 146 349 160 359 468 3078 6265
Red W: 73.0/126 325 490 120 352 316 471 139 314 315 2842 293 309 505 316 120 307 135 310 426 2721 5563
Handicap 5 1 17 7 9 11 15 13 3 14 8 4 10 18 12 16 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Baby Bermuda and 419 Bermuda
Greens TifEagle Bermuda
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2001) Gus Grantham (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
566

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Patio Dining 45
Watching the Game 30
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 70
Water Hazards 58
Undulating Greens 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Advanced Golfers 41
Beginners 24
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 52
Worth the Drive 34
Convenient to the City 33
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Tough conditions, fun course

It rained a lot the night before so the course was casual water everywhere. That being said, it was in good condition and playable despite the lakes in the bunkers. For a Saturday the place of play was OK until the last few holes. Some tricky stuff in seeing where to hit the tee shot so I was glad to be with someone who had played the course before. With all the rain, the greens were still fast and very true. Would certainly play here again (and hopefully play better)

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

Fun day

This course dries quickly. Was paired up with an amazing 30 year old insurance MBA. Played like and resembled Jordan Spief. Great popcorn in the clubhouse.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day & greens were rolling great!!

Very enjoyable fall morning at Houston National: I have played here many times & think the greens are in best shape possible... rolling quick and true!!

Guess I liked them with only 28 putts for the round.

Fairways are in nice shape too, traps are often hard-pan with all the rain lately.

Definitely recommend HNational this time of year!!

Nice layout & reasonable rates during the week.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you Tjtexan142 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/09/2018:
Thank you samlr58 for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Houston National Golf Club in Texas.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unique course

A very unique course for the area of Houston. Winding hills and long forced carries make this course a test for golfers of all levels. The course is constantly well maintained and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely my favorite course in the Houston area at the time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
Thank you dflo17 for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Houston National Golf Club in Texas.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

A Gem!

Showed up and Houston National was closed for maintenance. Pro shop put us Golf Now folks on the Sterling Club course!

What a treat! I’ve played just about half of the courses in Houston and this was better than Tour 18 and almost as good as The Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course.

If y’all got the money, I’d highly recommend Sterling Country Club.

I live to far away and don’t know how much memberships are.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Bar closed

Course is in great shape and tough!

The bar is closed for renovation! No beer cart!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot day no ice

Clubhouse was closed for some reason. Also cart path only. Lots of walking on a hot day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here in Houston, Texas.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Okay Course

I played because a group of friends asked me to play here in a couple of weeks and I wanted to see the course. Not a fan of links courses. Course was wet and cart path only so more challenging. Course was otherwise in good condition and greens were in very good condition. Undulating but true roll. Not a pretty course but okay for a subdivision course. Can’t complain as I shot 88 even with double bogeys on 17 and 18.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 10/08/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
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

Good Track to Play

Pace of play was good. Started on time. A few fairways have minor issues but for the most part not too bad. Greens are EXCELLENT. Fairly quick and very smooth to putt on. Fun track with some interesting holes. Recommend to golfers of all levels as the different tees make it playable for all.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
Thank you jcastleman4 for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course layout

Great course. Rewards a strategic player and straight drives. Greens, tee boxes and rough seem to have a weed or virus in and around the area. Fairways were in great condition. Rough in a lot of areas is either dead or st Augustine grass. A number of blind tee shots that can leave you in some challenging locations. Greens putted well but are guarded and undulating. No flat greens. You have to play a number of different clubs from the tee box to set up the second shot. Hole 17,18 are a score killer. Bogey or double is a good score in order to avoid the big penalties for the average golfer.

Played on a Friday at 1130a. Great pace as the course was fairly empty.

Overall a good course. I would like to play it when the greens and course is in the prime condition one day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
We appreciate you taking the time and for your review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 09/05/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Course was empty I was a single pace of play great. Slower towards the end when I cought up to a few groups but over all day and conditions of course we're great .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 09/05/2018:
Thank you emertes as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A fantastic layout that’s well taken care of

The golf course is so nicely designed—it’s tough, but very fair (no blind shots or hidden hazards). It forces you to assess risks and rewards on every shot. It’s well maintained, with occasional issue areas, but the greens are exceptional. It’s worth every penny.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Houston National Golf Club in Texas.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course

Course was in pretty good shape. The greens are still a little bumpy but not to bad. We will play there again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Thank you Greg as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in great shape

Been a while since I’ve played Houston National. Was surprised at the great shape the greens are in. A great afternoon of golf

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Thank you Drboys as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here in Houston, Texas.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon for more of the best golf in Texas.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to Tee off in Cypress, TX

Staff should try to improve customer service skills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Thank you Ramon for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Deal

Nice course good deal unfortunately they recently change their policy to take the golf carts to the parking lot to grab or deliver our clubs from our cars. Boomer!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Houston National Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Thank you juliopoulat as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Houston National Golf Club.
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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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