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4.2
240 Reviews (240)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
132
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
95.3%
Recommend this course
226 out of 240 reviews
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4.4
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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4.3
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
95.5%
Recommend this course
64 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6768 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.0
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Bay Forest Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jay Riviere

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities

Reviews

4.2
240 Reviews (240)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 24
Bunkers 14
Forced Carries 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Advanced Golfers 17
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course! Great place to t it up.

This course is a hidden gem. It’s in great shape! The greens hold up well, and is well maintained. It’s worth the effort to get there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course

Round was good but golf now didn't help as it was regular rate. Probably would have been better to just show up at the course and pay as only got a couple points for booking here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Great course for the money. Greens are very well upkeep. Practice areas are good shape. The only thing I would complain about is there needs to be at least 2 beer carts running. Especially when it is getting more hot. But all in all one of the best courses I play in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thanks for leaving us a great rating and review. We also really appreciate your feedback about the carts, and will look into making some changes for the future. Thanks for the wonderful compliment, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

COVID 19

Great round of golf - but was shocked that they tried to insist that the golfers should pair up in the carts. Especially when Houston is at its most severe stage and the club house has mandatory mask policy.

I guess they figure once you get to the first tee box all the precautionary stuff should go by the way side.

No one accepted the ask to pair up in the carts which led to a discussion of them being disappointed.

Recommend calling ahead to ask what the policy is with regard to single carts while Covid-19 is attacking Houston

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are still working diligently to provide an excellent experience for all golfers, and the health and safety of everyone remains a top priority. We appreciate the review and feedback, and we are working our hardest to deliver a safe experience for all. We hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Best value in the area no doubt

Course was in great condition, greens were true and fast. Compared to courses in this area you can’t beat the value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Bay Forest Golf Course. We appreciate your 5-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A very nice course.

I play courses all over the Houston area.
And playing this course today was very pleasant. All the greens were fast but in decent condition.
All the fairways were in good condition.
This will not be my go to course for playing and range practice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thanks so much for choosing us, and we hope to have you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorites

The course is in good shape. A little dry in areas but we haven’t had much rain lately. I’ve always liked the layout. The greens have been aerated and sanded recently but are in good shape and roll true.
Definitely recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hi jondwells. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Bay Forest Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Exceptional golf course

Very challenging course, Water comes into play on 15 holes, great layout. Best greens in the Houston area for a municipal course. Great and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2020

We are so glad you consider us the best greens in the Houston area! We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout, challenging.

Maintained well. Good greens and fairways. Course is well balanced. Offers water and trees, challenges. Nice driving range and chipping areas. A nice tucked away little gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2020

We appreciate your review! We hope to have you back soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Water on most holes,

Water was on most holes and its in play in most cases, greens were fairly well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Bay Forest Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Golf Course!

Greens are in excellent shape. No divots at all! Fairways in great shape too! Will definitely be back. Pace of play was slow... the 3some in front of my 4some played too slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We appreciate your honest feedback, and thank you so much for coming out to the course!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well maintained course

Enjoyable track with character. Greens rolled true. A bit of a drive from Katy, Tx but read good reviews and decided to try it out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your kind words and great review. We are so happy you had such a great experience here. We are looking forward to seeing you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The course overall is in good condition. I expected more seeing the past reviews. The greens are slow and in consistent. I have played better courses for the same value.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear some other suggestions to improve for the future. We hope to see you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This course is well maintained, if there is problem they are working on it
Course has 5 par 5 and 5 par 3 holes which I like it makes it more balanced.
Lots of water on back nine
Good pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We work hard to ensure that you have an exceptional experience, and we appreciate your patience with us as well during this time. Looking forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value!!

Course in great shape. Water on many holes. Challenging, but very playable. Individual carts for Covid-19 safety. We will play again this month!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/22/2020

We cannot wait to have you back here again to play soon! Thanks for your patience and cooperation with us during this time.

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bay Forest 3/32/20

Course in good condition even though area has received little rain lately.

Will play again when I can meet my schedule.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/06/2020

We look forward to having you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the Bestbin Houston!

For the money Bayforest is the best deal in Houston. The greens are in consistently good shape and rival the higher dollar courses like Moody Gardens and Golf Club of Houston. The pace of play is usually good even on weekends. The staff is pleasant especially the cart girl and concessions girl. I really hope they keep it up, this makes me think about getting a membership there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thanks for such kind words! We would love to have you as a member, and a part of our family here at Bay Forest Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thanks for the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

Greens always run fast and always in great shape. They keep loosing surrounding trees. Tee boxes is ok shape along with fairways

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/30/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bay Forest Golf Course.

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