Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
About Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake ConroeMargaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe (formerly the La Torretta Golf Resort), is a newly branded and updated resort on the shores of Lake Conroe near Houston, Texas. The property reopened in 2020 and features an 18-hole golf course designed in 2007 by Jeffrey Blume. The resort features lakefront access to Lake Conroe as well as multiple pools and a swim-up bar. There is a large amount of group and meeting space for corporate events and weddings. For larger groups and families, there are over 30 2- and 3-bedroom villas to choose from.
Golf courses at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
Images from Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
may 29th Photo submitted by mattduca79 on 06/06/2016
My eagle has landed! Photo submitted by u000006818584 on 06/06/2013
Another 6iron almost perfectly on its mark! Photo submitted by u000006818584 on 06/06/2013
My little buddy on 16. Made birdie, so he/she is good luck.. Lol Photo submitted by u000006818584 on 06/06/2013
Photo submitted by u000007366276 on 05/26/2013
la Torretta Del Lago Golf Club Photo submitted by derek6027799 on 05/19/2013
No wait and no one pushing. The course was in great shape.
great course but will call the course directly next time. Tried to cancel but didn't read the fine print. You got me Golf Now. $47.08 lesson learned....
Course had great potential. Greens and fairways needed some work
This course is in horrible shape, namely the greens. Most have very little grass growing. All have quarter-size and larger pot holes. No putt rolls straight, bounces up, bounces left, bounces right. Really disappointed. Not worth the $55
Absolutely waste of money. I shoot 70s-80s. Course is sub par at best.. proshop guy was rude didn't care. Club house is converted old building, like they just put a fresh coat of paint. The bar across the way looks cool, and the pool area looks interesting, Didn't go in though. Do not go for golf. Seems like they pumped all the money into lake/hotel area. I guess for $55 is not bad if your in the area... but not worth the drive for me. Rather play Tour 18 or Wilderness Golf Club. Im spolied from San Antonio where the golf is exceptional. If i had the rank public courses offered on GolfNow #1 Tour 18 #2 Wildcat #3 Wilderness... thats about it... Blackhorse is not worth $90 and Cinco Ranch is trash. I wish Houston offered better golf.... sad
skip it for now...it will be months before the greens will be playable...
I've played here many times since moving to Texas 8 years ago.
This is the worst that I have ever seen this place!
Took the hour and fifteen minute drive up from Houston in the expectation of similar conditions, if not better, than those previously experienced, especially since the change in ownership and the supposed $130 MILLION in renovations to the resort facility.
Obviously they chose not to spend any of that on anything to do with the golf course. It was in the worst condition that I have ever seen it. I was embarrassed that I brought my cousin and our spouses here for our Father's Day round when we got together on Saturday.
Let's start at the beginning, the club house is locked. So, no access to the rest room after being in the car for 75 minutes. I understand that precautions need to be taken under the current COVID-19 situation. But, no restrooms? Really?
We check in and get our keys to the golf carts. And now the contradiction to the previous position--the golf carts in the row that we walked to were filthy. So, we walk to the next cart area and the young man moving carts advises us to take a cart from the other line, that these haven't been cleaned yet. The carts had debris, spillage and dirt on them and clearly had not been cleaned, let alone disinfected or even washed. So, much for the COVID concern! We spent the next 15 minutes cleaning the carts prior to use, which combined with having to leave the course to get a bathroom for the ladies, then took any available time to warm up on the range away...smh.
Ok...whatever...it's about the golf anyway.
So, we head to the first tee and off we go.
I'm going to be brief because there really isn't much good coming.
The tee boxes overall were in poor condition, unfilled divots, weeds, grass of varying heights...
Fairways were spotty and also weeded.
Bunkers were unmaintained, some had some sand, some not so much, and didn't appear to have been attended to recently.
Now all of this can be somewhat overlooked if the greens are good. Nope. Not even close. These could be the worst greens that I've played on in the eight years that I've been playing in TX. Especially in comparison to how they have been in the past, and at the supposed quality of this golf resort.
Some had as much fungus as grass. There were literally dozens if not hundreds of mushrooms growing on several of the greens. At first I thought that they were rocks from the trap that maybe had been sprayed onto the green from a bunker shot and then rolled in when mower went over them. But, when I stuck the divot tool in to remove them from my line, mushrooms! lol / smh Not that it mattered much, there wasn't enough grass to put anyway, leaving them so bumpy that even a tap in was a risky endeavor.
Even the cart paths have gone to crap. In some places they are so bumpy and broken up that you just have to get off the path to not get tossed around.
It is a shame that this course has been allowed to get into this poor condition.
I waited a couple of days to post this review in an effort to gain some perspective and not be overly critical. So, just imagine how this would have gone had I written it right after the round!
Very disappointing to say the least.
In a game that etiquette, honesty and integrity are the norm and expected of participants, it seems to me that reciprocity should be required, and the course should be held to the same standard and advise players of any less than acceptable course conditions prior to taking our money.
One last note, they allowed a six-some. Bad enough if it was midweek, but on a holiday weekend, come on.
Overall - very good. Pace was excellent - we were never held up, granted we were off early. A couple of the tee boxes were extremely hard. We had a few laughs trying to get the tees into the ground. Fairways were well maintained and in good shape. Greens were fair - I believe the were aerated in May(?) so maybe some lingering recovering. There were a couple of patchy spots here and there, but overall - nothing great, nothing poor.
If you're traveling up to Conroe - this course is a great place to play, and will be better once everything is 100% opened back up!
Course is maintained and very nice. Staff very friendly. Cart paths need to be redone.
Clearly the course conditions are suffering from the virus restrictions. So no judgment there at all.
Tree lined and well placed bunkers made it a challenge and I hope to play again when things return to normal.
Very Poor Course condition
Very disappointed after driving 30 miles driving to play this course . The greens are in extremely poor condition and the Tee off areas are hard as a rock. Disappointed to have spent the $$ playing this course
Hope it improves At some point
Wind storm damage
The course has a great layout. Fairways in decent shape. Few bald spots here and there. Bunkers every one of them are washed out. Those are going to take Complete renovations like the resort. Greens with the exception of some hairy grass roll nicely. Tee boxes getting better. Cart path...well there like the bunkers. Still will be my Sunday course when momma lets me out of isolation from the virus.
Margaritaville is Ok
Early morning tee time on a Sunday provided an excellent pace. Tees and fairways were good but greens were only average. I am not a big fan of the raised cups they have but take what you can get these days. There were some downed oak trees (sad) from recent storms but they were for the most part cleaned up and did not come into play.. Its probably about time for aerating of the greens if I had to bet. But all in all a great lay out with several challenging holes. Give it a try!
It’s golf but not resort golf
The layout is tree lined and long. Fairways and greens have 3 types of grasses and are uneven and bumpy. Pace of play 3.25 hrs for 18 holes. On Golfnow the $33 hot deal is little high. This is a course that’s comparable to 70% of the Houston area courses this time of year that have $20 or less hot deals.
This course is A LOT of fun! I've always loved the layout of this course, and it's in as a good of shape as nearly any course in town right now. The conditions really are great. With the exception of the virus craziness, and some construction going on (as Margaritaville Resort looks like they are working hard to get open this year), it really does feel like you're at a nice resort golf course. I give it 4.5 stars!