Glenbrook Golf Course

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3.6
239
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
50
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
83.6%
Recommend this course
153 out of 236 reviews
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3.9
26
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.5%
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23 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6963
Slope 121
Rating 70.8
Type Public/Municipal
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in April 2018. Located just southeast of downtown Houston, Glenbrook Golf Course tumbles across dramatically rolling terrain. The course traverses a bayou, which adds scenery but makes it a tough layout to walk since you often have to cross long bridges. There are many risk-reward opportunities where the more accurate you are, the greater the reward. Stands of mature trees line the fairways at Glenbrook and there are also strategically placed bunkers along the greens. Water hazards come into play on several holes. One of the most memorable water holes is the par-5 ninth, which demands a tough 180-yard carry over a wide creek that sits just in front of the green. Even with a good tee shot down the long fairway, you'll still have to lay up to make it onto the green.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6963 yards 70.8 121
Blue 72 6675 yards 69.1 118
White 72 6410 yards 67.2 116
Yellow 72 6057 yards 65.5 114
Red (W) 71 5190 yards 69.8 113
Scorecard for Glenbrook Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.7/119 297 496 398 429 358 352 268 178 572 3348 388 110 297 150 550 286 216 307 589 2893 6241
White M: 68.2/115 291 485 346 366 343 330 254 157 544 3116 352 101 269 145 491 262 209 303 478 2610 5726
Gold M: 65.1/109 W: 66.1/111 270 450 314 332 323 311 245 148 536 2929 328 91 256 135 525 237 197 289 448 2506 5435
Red M: 64.9/105 W: 65.9/107 243 439 262 301 312 291 241 136 525 2750 314 91 251 113 458 233 173 285 366 2284 5034
Handicap 15 7 3 5 13 11 17 9 1 12 18 6 16 8 14 2 10 4
Par 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 37 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1935
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.6
239

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Forced Carries 20
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Beginners 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 22
Worth the Drive 7
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

My first and last time there.

Greens were good and that’s the only positive thing I could say. Many spots on the fairway had thin grass. I think too many holes are to close to each other and hard to tell which fairway was mine or which flag was mine. Almost got hit three times while teeing up from guys golf balls getting away. It’s a tight course so if other golfers not accurate,you could get hit. Markers were missing. Flags missing from poles. It’s a course you need to play a couple of times to know the layout. I love good greens and good fairways but this course lacked grass in the fairways!! I won’t be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Joe Revies

As a player with 5 years experience yhis cpurse was moderately challenging. The fairways and greens were well maintaief. However navigating the course was difficult. Markers were missing or not clearly placed. I was fortunate to pmay the back 9 with a nice high school kid who taught me tbe layout. Overall it was a fun course that I will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

Fun course but last day to play course is at the end of this Month-Course closing

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

DON’T CLOSE-KEEP GOLF ALIVE!!

The COH needs to reconsider closing this course. There have already been too many greater Houston area courses closed recently.This is a nice golf course, with a challenging layout. We don’t need another garden, we need more GOLF.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

NICE GOLF DAY, HATE IT’S CLOSING!!!

Course was in good shape. We enjoyed the day at Glenbrook. Sad it’s closing.

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

One last time at Glenbrook

I am so glad I was able to play going back for one last time before it closes. Thanks to the staff and many people that Made it possible to play here

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Was in town for a few days, saw this course for $20 on GolfNow. Very friendly staff from the person in the pro shop to the girl working in the grill. Great course layout, some interesting holes, some have sharp doglegs that you cant cut due to trees so club selection was important off of those tee boxes. #9, #10, #11, and #12 are great holes. Can't wait get back to play the course again. Unfortunately the city is wanting to close the course and build a botanical garden in its place. Would be a shame to see it close. Highly recommend the course!

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

Old course

I played Glenbrook on a day that was chilly but good. The greens were green (rye grass?) and putted well. They were better than any others I have played since the freezes lately. I grew up learning to play at this course. I love the layout with the drives over the widened bayou.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My wife played for the first time in 2 1/2 years

Great day for golf. My wife finally relented and went out to play for the first time since we moved back to Texas from the Middle East. She loved the layout and at one point had 4 pars in a row. Now she is ready to play all the time if we play at Glenbrook. Awesome day, nice people and fun course. Thanks

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Highly recommend this course

This is my first time playing this course in a few months, and I highly recommend it. I have always loved the layout, and the course is in good shape, especially considering it's Winter, and also the battering most courses suffered during Harvey.

This course will give you all the challenge you want. There are a half dozen forced carries over Sims Bayou, and one of them, the 9th hole, a long par 5, is one of the toughest I've played.

It's a lot of fun to play, the staff is friendly, and it's a great value.

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

Nice and slow

I know on Saturday it’s always slow but this was extra slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hard to find a better bargain

Glenbrook is definitely looking better than it has in previous years. The greens are in terrific shape (way better than Battleground which I played a week ago) and tees/fairways in good condition as well. Bunkers are so so but again, way better than Battleground. Overall playing Glenbrook is an enjoyable experience!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Glenbrook

this is a great course, it has some of the most unique holes I've ever seen on a course. it's a shame that it might be gone next year. everyone should get out and play this piece of history at least once before then.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice muni

Great old cours! Reminded me of courses I grew up playing. Greens were nice, average speed. A lot of water.

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