Columbia Lakes Resort & Conference Center

2.4807058824 2.5 stars from 5 (58)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7015 yards 74.0 136
Middle 72 6300 yards 72.2 125
Forward (W) 72 5280 yards 72.3 132

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 58 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

38 out of 58 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Terrible experience"


JDNJTX's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

I called the pro shop at noon and asked if I would need a tee time if I came over around 4:30. I was told no problem, no outings or events were happening. I drove 1.5 hours, from Katy, and arrived at 4:30. The course was closed. No one there, pro shop locked, no carts, no people, nothing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Alcon3077464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable environment perpetually trying to thrive"


TheDonovator's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is a very fun course to play in a quiet, laid back neighborhood. The golf operations have been just trying to tread water for the past 7-8 years or so. The greens have significantly improved and they are still working on them.5 was actually named one of the top 10 best Texas holes in the 80s but was under repair of some sort last week. La Casona Tex-Mex restaurant is leasing the clubhouse food space and is well worth the visit. All in all certainly worth the visit. Some would refer to the clubhouse is outdated but I like it alot, it's nostalgic and the condition has been receiving more and more attention as of late.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough corse, wet day"


Cliff4309935's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were down for vacation and decided to try this course. It had been raining a lot, and even rained during our round. The course is a pretty course and in reasonable condition. We are not very accurate off the tee and the course really punishes you if your off the fairway.

Can't wait to try again with better conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u460378783's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"condition"


jhjacks's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is not in very good conditions. Fairways are very poor, but greens are worse. They had two greens closed and probably should have had more of them closed. It appears they are working to get the greens back but looks like that could take several months. Sand traps had very little sand and most were overgrown with grass. I got a good deal and thought I would give it a try since it is close to my house. I may try again later in summer to see if there is improvement. The course design is very good with lots of trees lining the fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


SProbst's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions have seriously deteriorated since we played two years ago. Greens were terrible. Fairways FULL of crab grass. So disappointing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"So Sad"


jtrust42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is excellent. The course condition was very poor. The fairways lost most of their grass; The bunkers had no sand; And the greens were hard and inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Improving the challenge"


u000008221825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time I've played this course. It has a nice layout and is pretty challenging. It has plenty of water and sand. It's not in the greatest shape but it has improved since my last visit. The only problem I have was getting from #9 to #10 as it is poorly marked. Overall it is a great value and a above average course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u625553732's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green could use reseeding. Greens have rough spots. Layout was very nice. Par 3's are unforgiving and challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting Better"


TheDonovator's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun course to play, the driving range is very frequently closed however which is frustrating. La Casona restaurant in the clubhouse is a very cool, unique setting and has great food. Greens are not great but improving, they're better than they have been in about 8 years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great deal"


thedlps's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Read some reviews before booking a tee time they commented the course was not being taken care of well it is winter and this course is out in the country. So we got a great hot deal so we thought let's go check it out on a Sunday midday. Well we had a blast yeh greens were not that maintained but was fun and beautiful very challenging . The one thing I wish they had was a cart girl so get what you want before you start . We will be going back in spring and see if the greens are better maintained. The pace was great too and staff very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth the hot deal price"


BradleyGH's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

It appears they do not care about their course. Grass around the greens were higher than normal, greens were very slow and unkept, bare patches all around the green. Fairway had a lot of crabgrass and weeds. All in all Not a well maintained golf course. I would not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"hope"


pakalz's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

course needs work and there is a promise of better things to come


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good Day"


Terrydon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played Columbia Lakes for the first time with my 11 year old on Wednesday and a 2nd time on Thursday. We had a great time, the course was in good shape and we found CL very challenging. We were literally the only 2 on this course! We will be back, GolfNow made this trip extremely affordable and enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worst Greens I have Ever Played."


Derek5288630's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in terrible shape. I thought we were getting a deal for paying $15 each but the greens were literally like concrete. No grass on 80% of them... By far the worst greens I have ever played on. I don't think they have ever watered them. Not to mention the sand traps. They were like rock. No soft sand at all!


Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Value play"


u884529373's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Disclaimer: Novice golfers with 1 year lessons/play experience but have played all levels of course (PGA to municipal level).

Columbia Lakes course is an 18 hole course that offers very interesting layout, some good challenging holes, but is saddled with lower end maintenance and is affected by wet conditions. The course winds through a housing community with large lots. Some holes were much wider fairways than others. There is a mexican restaurant located in the club house that appeared very popular with the local residents. Pro shop attendant was friendly and shop appeared well stocked. We played after the area received some very heavy rains and the course was very soggy in parts. Since we used the GolfNow Hot deal rate, we felt it was worth the long drive and could tolerate the conditions. Cart path only for the carts but could do 90 degree for most holes. Our cart had a brake issues and needed some work. There was little to no sand in the bunkers, greens were terribly bumpy and tee boxes could use a good weeding. Drinking water was available on the course in several spots. BUGS were very bad in the area probably due to rain or proximity to the Brazos river; don't forget the bug spray. We didn't have anyone on the course behind us or in front of us. A friend who has played here several times told us this was his experience most of the time and he liked it for the relaxed pace.

As the course has hosted some big tournaments in the past, you can see the real potential in it with some fun, challenging holes. I'd like to play again after less rain in the area to see if green maintenance would be better. I'd recommend this course for locals or those that want a course with relaxed play speed to work on their game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"really nice layout"


uooooo3427197's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

this is a nice course I hate that the greens are so bad love playing this course but greens just bad


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The greens are in bad condition"


jcornier3's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pace of play is good but the putting surface on the greens were really bad


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Columbia lakes. Good price, poor course"


rbick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were awful. Bumps and nothing true. Sand traps were pebble traps. Fairways were not cut very well. The. Price was right and we got round in a quick time as few other players, but after driving 80 miles I'd rather pay more and play nearer. We played here before and it wasn't very good but we hoped that it might have improved. It had not


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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