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El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course

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4.2
124
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
90.8%
Recommend this course
112 out of 124 reviews
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4.1
14
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
37
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 37 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6931 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.3
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El Dorado at Quail Valley Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6931 yards 74.3 140
Blue 71 6552 yards 72.5 136
White 71 6146 yards 70.9 130
White 71 6116 yards 70.1 124
Gold 71 5685 yards 69.2 125
Gold (W) 71 5685 yards 73.5 134
Red (W) 71 5100 yards 71.0 121
Scorecard for El Dorado
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: 74.6/138 526 201 425 403 399 222 578 211 397 3362 516 222 404 412 224 401 403 399 588 3569 6931
Blue M: 72.8/135 515 151 406 378 383 198 552 195 372 3150 499 204 388 398 208 382 377 385 561 3402 6552
White M: 71.0/128 505 143 374 352 347 187 533 178 358 2977 484 191 360 372 184 362 342 350 524 3169 6146
Gold M: 68.7/122 W: 73.8/136 462 129 352 304 322 170 522 155 339 2755 468 173 339 355 154 350 320 321 450 2930 5685
Red W: 70.7/123 420 107 329 261 298 147 463 127 311 2463 427 148 303 323 115 336 297 264 424 2637 5100
Handicap 5 13 7 9 1 17 3 15 11 6 18 14 8 16 4 12 2 10
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 35 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 15 17 1 11 3 13 5 9 7 18 16 10 4 12 2 8 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men: Must wear collared shirts. Tee shirts and tank tops are not allowed. Women: Must wear blouses with a collar or sleeves. Tee shirts and tank tops are not allowed

Reviews

4.2
124

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 13
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 9
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-02-18T20:02:49.000+00:00

Many thanks.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-02-18T20:02:35.000+00:00

Thank you... and you should get out more than once a month! If you do, hope to have you back here.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

I got there early to find that a big group plays everyday starting at 1130. Since eight groups of four or five golfers playing for money ahead of me meant slow pace and maybe not finishing before dark. The starter offered the other course which I played. Unfortunately it was very muddy, cart path only. At least the marshal was friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-02-18T20:01:15.000+00:00

El Dorado is a popular course and as much as we all might want it to ourselves, it is often pretty busy. Hope you make it back to play El Dorado.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-01-23T21:42:38.000+00:00

Thank you for playing at Quail Valley again. Hope you make it back sooner than later.

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

Beautiful course!

Great condition fairways and greens compare to other courses this time of year. Overall great except greens on 17 is really bad.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-01-23T21:41:53.000+00:00

Thank you. Hopefully we'll earn that 5th star when we deal with the trees that are having a negative impact on the 17th green.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Sunday Afternoon @ the Eldorado

Course was crowded but the pace of play moved pretty good thanks to the Marshalls. We were able to get off the paths, which has not happened in a while. Fairways were in pretty good shape, the bunkers were playable and the greens were ok, just a little bumpy. A pretty challenging course to say the least, it had been a while but will be worth another trip to play. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-01-08T14:33:31.000+00:00

We appreciate the compliments as well as your patience on busy days. Thank you for coming down from Magnolia and hope you make it back again soon.

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

Great layout

Love the course
Gets me in trouble on the last five
Have to learn to play them better
Challenging

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

Love this course But...

Great course. Love the layout. Pretty good condition for winter except the bunkers they were muddy and wet from the rain. Would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2019-01-02T14:17:29.000+00:00

Thank you for the positive review. All the rain this year has been reeking havoc on our bunkers. We're on it!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-12-17T14:38:42.000+00:00

Solid! Many thanks.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-12-14T14:43:28.000+00:00

Thank you. Hope you make it back again.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-12-05T19:12:50.000+00:00

Thank you!

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

Excellent Course

Great course. Challenging but fair. Well worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-11-01T15:27:47.000+00:00

Thank you very much... see you next time!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Don't go here!!!

I can't believe they allow groups of 5 to play this course, but that's not all, we were behind 5 groups of 5 on a Tuesday when we thought we would get in a decent round in under 4 hours!!! And, when asking the Marshal why they allow this, his excuse was that they have been doing this for 35 years! In 35 years, you can't figure out how to make rounds for others pleasant?! I can help, break these groups up in groups of 4, or at least space out their tee times so others can enjoy this course. It's a shame because I like this course, but won't be back. There are plenty of other courses around Houston where you can get in a round in under the time it takes to dry paint!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-10-15T20:24:28.000+00:00

Sounds like you like the course and many other groups do too as you found out. We're a great value, so we hope you make it back. Indeed we have allowed 5somes since becoming a public golf club, but our player assistants do their best to keep play moving when possible or offering up options to guests in a hurry. El do is such a great course it's too bad anyone would be in a rush around the track.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

El Dorado, what can I say, either you love it, when you're doing well, or you hate it, when you're not doing well. No fault of the GC itself, it's a challenging and great GC. Both fairways and greens were in good to very good shape. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-10-01T17:48:20.000+00:00

Solid! Many thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Long course El Dorado

Due to recent rains, fairways were soft, greens were slow, rough was high enough to not find a ball. I’m 68 and play the white tees. On #17, after too many tee shots into the drink on previous rounds, I moved up to the red tee. The prevailing SE wind funnels in just beyond tee, where divers can be seen collecting doomed drives. My shot landed dry near the fairway trap (why a trap on the right side? Not tough enough?) That fade left me with an unpalatable approach over more water, over 150 yards., Wise again, I put my range ball into the water just shy of safety. Next time instead of a fairway metal I’ll try to hammer my 7 metal. Or better yet, try a riskier tee shot closer to the water on the left. That all said, I like the challenges on this course and that the Marshalls are active and ice is available at the 10th.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-09-21T14:40:48.000+00:00

Thank you for being a regular out here, and we all appreciate you playing the appropriate tees. This course and golf in general is tough no matter where we play. See you next time!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

Greens are great, fairways are great. Manage the GC or it will eat your lunch, and balls. Was fun, but too many OBs. no fault of the GC, just me. :-(

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-09-11T15:37:46.000+00:00

Thank you very much! I'm sure you will manage your way around the course better the next time.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-08-30T13:40:49.000+00:00

Thank you!

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

Oldie but Goodie

The holes with water can make your knees knock a bit, so you need to get the distances right and hit crisp shots. I was wondering if something wrong with gps on #10.

There were invasive grasses and weeds accumulating on some holes like St. Augustine and nutsedge. M.S.M.A. is need and Sedgehammer.

For what I paid, it was great value golfing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-08-27T20:31:41.000+00:00

Thank you Superdave, and we're thrilled you thought it was a great value. We always chasing down those invasive grasses on the edges, so we hope to have you back again.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Friendly staff difficult course but enjoyable long par 3s

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-08-02T14:42:05.000+00:00

Thank you for visiting us from Victoria! Hope you swing by again.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
d63ee879-390a-550f-979a-2a2c464f9571
QuailValley
Commented On 2018-07-19T20:52:35.000+00:00

Thank you for the positive review and really appreciate you coming back in this heat!

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