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4.1
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
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3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
Recommend this course
188 out of 201 reviews
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4.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
93.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 32 reviews
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4.3
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
94.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 57 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

Reviews

4.1
201 Reviews (201)

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

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Very enjoyable afternoon on the course and a terrific hamburger after the round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

The condition of the course was great. Only hole #4 was cart path only. All others were fine. The employees were friendly and professional.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi Ronbrooks. 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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad vibe.

Would not let us order grilled food on hole 8 to pick up and take with us at the turn. Lots of cart path only holes standard.
My buddies described it perfectly. It a muni course and they want to keep it local. Would go elsewhere where the staff is more relaxed and you can enjoy the round and experience. This course has a vibe of play quick and get out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/25/2019

Hello. We are sorry to see that you experienced anything less than 5 stars. It is our aim to ensure that we provide complete customer satisfaction and an overall excellent experience. We appreciate the feedback, and we will work to make sure that future rounds will be held up to a 5-star experience standard. We encourage everyone, locals and visitors alike to play our course, and we really hope to see you back in the near future!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

55 golfer

The day was warm and the greens were fast and smooth good day to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/25/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bay Forest Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another great experience!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Good conditions

Bayforest is playing real good, overall greens are fast & smooth. I tend to walk this course, it has new challenges every round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/25/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

This course is ideal for all levels of player.

The level of difficulty is determined by the tee a player chooses. The weather conditions will play into the difficulty equation. This course is one of the best public venues in the greater Houston area for the price.

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

Nice course

The course was wet so it was cart path only. Despite the rain the course was in very good condition. Check in was easy and the staff was friendly. Pace of play was good. On the 18th hole the grounds crew was grooming a bunker around the green. As we approached the green a crew member came up and apologized for performing maintenance while we were playing. It was no issue to us but speaks volumes to customer service and wanting the proper optics to represent their brand. Great job all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the Top Municipal Courses in Texas

Always in very good conditions and the staff does a really good job of not over booking the facility. Place of play is well marshaled as well. The course has an abundance of trees and water to increase the difficulty of an otherwise typical seaside course. Much better and faster greens than most municipals. Club house and cafe are nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

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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 in good shape and greens were fast worth your time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Round 2 at Bayforest

This was my second time at Bayforest. The first time Bayforest beat me, the second time? It was another difficult round. The layout of water, woodlands, and length is challenging to any level of player. Added to that are the lightening fast greens. The greens are professional level:; twice as fast as the courses I ordinarily play. Three-putting is common. The course is in fairly good shape for the price. The fairways are browning a bit perhaps due to heavy rainfall. The greens may have a patch here or there subject to decay but mostly not. If you are up for the challenge you may be able to "knockout" Bayforest or maybe it will beat you!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

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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

It was a hot day greens were very good and pace was good played in 3:45

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! 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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course, great conditions

This course far exceeded my expectations in both the quality of the design and the condition of the golf course. While the course sits on typical Houston terrain (dead flat) the greens, bunkers, and really cool grass bunkers elevate the visual impact on your round. Alongside the typically flat terrain you will find typically ample water hazards; there is water in play on 16 holes. I knew there was a lot of water going into the round and it was one of the reasons I didn't have high expectations; that much water rarely equates to fun. The fairways played wide, however, and it helped provide a round with a healthy mix of do-or-die shots and safe options for most players. With that said, I suspect beginners and physically weaker players might find the course to be too punishing.

The conditions were superb and the best I have played in Texas all year. The greens were fast and fair and very interesting as well. Great job, Bay Forest.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review JDNJTX! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review RolandP1014! 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!

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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 getting better

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Thank you for the great feedback tganoe! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. Thanks for pointing out our playing conditions – as you see they are very important to us. 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!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome greens

Course is in really good shape and the greens are what keeps me coming back. Best greens around and super fast. Staff is friendly and the food is great. I will definitely be back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. Our staff is also happy to know we made a positive impact on your day! We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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

Great Course and Value

This place is a hidden gem
And the golf now deal is great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Wow! Thank you for the great feedback Lkevward! 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!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bay Forest

Great course. We love playing here. Greens are always really nice and fast. Water was ice cold throughout the course. We got behind a slow group, but they let us play through, so that was nice. We’ll be back. We got a hot deal for $12 so we jumped on it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Thank you for the great feedback dirtbagpro1! 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!

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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
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Commented on 09/06/2019

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!

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