Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
180 Reviews (180)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
169 out of 180 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
97.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 48 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6768 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.0
Book a Tee Time at
Bay Forest Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6768 yards 73.0 135
White 72 6249 yards 70.4 125
Gold 72 5661 yards 64.8 107
Green (W) 72 5661 yards 73.4 133
Red (W) 72 5132 yards 71.0 127
Scorecard for Bay Forest
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: 73.0/135 406 402 184 499 418 171 516 187 376 3159 475 510 436 180 542 451 383 180 452 3609 6768
White M: 70.4/125 389 368 158 459 390 151 480 161 353 2909 461 482 396 148 503 420 360 155 415 3340 6249
Gold M: 64.8/107 W: 73.4/133 364 354 135 428 311 135 424 140 341 2632 444 453 359 138 461 355 306 145 368 3029 5661
Red W: 71.0/127 336 339 120 402 270 130 396 127 321 2441 409 412 321 111 397 327 266 135 313 2691 5132
Handicap 6 8 16 10 4 18 2 14 12 15 9 7 11 5 3 13 17 1
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 35 5 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 10 4 18 6 8 16 2 14 12 7 5 11 15 1 9 13 17 3

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

Reviews

4.2
180 Reviews (180)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 23
Bunkers 13
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 16
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 8

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golfer55

Course was good greens vary in speed but were good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play here

Greens roll true. Not as fast as they look, but roll smooth and true. Course was in great shape. Worth the money, which wasn't much.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 08/09/2019

Hi Steve. 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.

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golfer55

Course was in good shape and greens were pretty good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 08/08/2019

Hi tganoe. 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.

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golfer55

Greens were better Shape than last time rough was deep 5 free be

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 08/08/2019

Hi tganoe. 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.

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good value for $

Course is in good shape. Staff is pleasant. We played behind a 3’some that we’re there to drink beer and not play golf. They were wearing t-shirts, gym shorts. Hit 3-4 tee shots off 75% of the tee boxes. At one point they shot gunned beers on the the tee box while we were waiting for them to move on. Not one time did we see the anyone out checking the course. They had 2 holes open in front of them and we were pushed by the groups behind us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 08/08/2019

Thank you for your review, u000003026276. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Bay Forest Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

golfer55

course was in good shape greens are coming around after being sanded a couple of weeks ago

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 08/08/2019

Hi tganoe. 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!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape!!!

The course is a bit wet on 3 holes (cart path only). But greens, fairways and tee boxes are in great shape.

The greens have historically been faster / but still in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, everything was in fantastic condition. Only complaint was that they don’t have a price break until 2 PM. So wether you play 7 am or noon it is same cost, probably means next time I won’t play any tee time after 9 am because $49 for a midday summer tee time is a little steep.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Course was Wet, but Maintained

Recent rains in the area had us cart path only; however, the course was very playable for the most part.
Pace of play was an issue on the back nine after my fore-some caught another fore-some, several groups backed up. Too bad most courses don’t regulate pace of play. If you’ve got extra time this is a good course.

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

Great Course

Course was in great shape and greens were excellent for just being airated 2 weeks ago

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
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
Windy weather

Good course, fast greens. Well maintained, they work out it a lot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always great!!

I play all over Houston and surrounding areas and you can always count on Bay forest to be in amazing shape. It will continue to be our go to location. Thanks !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 05/14/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hot Deal

Overall the course was in good condition. The greens were pretty quick and had very few dead spots which was nice compared to the course conditions at other local courses. The only complaint is with a few Tee Boxes, they were rounded and rough so it was more difficult to find a level spot to tee the ball. I would recommend playing this course, especially if you find the $12 hot deal!

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

Greens are 5 star

The only reason I gave this course 4 stars is due to the layout. It's pretty featureless and the layout is boring. I say that because I prefer playing where there is at least some elevation change. However, the one thing that stands out about Bay Forest is their greens. They are in fantastic shape! And for that reason alone, I will be back!

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

Long time

Haven’t play in years mainly due to distance and traffic.
Don’t like heavy truck traffic. Course in great shape especially compared to some high price course thru out the Houston area. Greens are fast and smooth. Fairways good for a public course. Will play again but only during non business hours.

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

Good shape, always fun

Course was in good condition.
Always enjoy playing Bay Forest.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 04/17/2019

Thank you for the great feedback tganoe! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Greens are nice!

Play here frequently. The greens are in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Default User Image
Bay Forest Golf Course
Commented On 04/17/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review golfrfish!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Was this comment useful to you?

Stay & Play Offers

From $84
Valid dates: Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
Stay and Play Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona from $84 per golfer/night (including golf & lodging!)
201 Bay Forest Dr, La Porte, Texas 77571, Harris County
(281) 471-4653
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE