Top Houston Golf Courses

Are you looking for golf courses in Houston?

You may be searching for the perfect place to get back into the groove of your favorite sport. Fortunately, many golf courses in Houston are open for business as usual. The only thing to remember is that some people may restrict you to cart paths solely for social reasons. So, take a look at our list of the best public and private golf courses in Houston.

Golfing in Houston is made simple by the abundance of excellent options for both private and public courses. After spending lots of time visiting a wide range of courses in the greater Houston area and watching City Tour people really enjoy many of them, here are some of the best golf courses in Houston you can get out and play.

Tour 18

Tour 18 provides a special experience for golfers of all abilities on some of America’s greatest holes. 18-hole (Public)

Tour 18 Golf Club in Houston is a collection of incredible replicas offering one fantastic challenge after another, creating a uniquely memorable experience.

There are myriad amenities at the daily-fee Tour 18 in Houston. Among them is the tour shop, which is stocked with a wide selection of brands and styles as well as an array of logo apparel and golf-themed gifts.

The practice facility includes a grass-teed driving range. The clubhouse boasts a full-service restaurant with views overlooking the pavilion and the 9th green. Across from the restaurant is an enclosed pavilion with central heating and air conditioning, an ideal structure for post-tournament gatherings, business meetings, and large events with up to 200 guests. Tour 18 in Houston is an outstanding choice for private golf tournaments.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau – Member

3102 FM 1960 East, Humble TX, 77338

Cypresswood Golf Club

Cypresswood Golf Club’s Cypress, Creek and Tradition courses were voted “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest 2002-2005. 54-hole (Public/Private)

Cypresswood Golf Club is one of the most prominent daily fee golf complexes in the southern United States. Situated on over 800 acres of rolling, heavily wooded terrain along the confluence of Spring and Cypress creeks, this 54-hole golf facility offers three unique golf experiences and the finest of playing conditions.

The Tradition course at Cypresswood was designed by Keith Foster. The Tradition course has been rated the #1 daily fee course in the Houston area by the Houston Chronicle for four consecutive years. The Tradition hosted the first stage of the 2005 PGA Qualifying Tournament.

The Creek and the Cypress courses earned Golf Digest’s ranking of the “Best New Course” in 1988 and 1989, respectively. The golf courses offer a challenging and exciting golfing experience with dramatic topography and are nestled within the native forest of North Houston.

21602 Cypresswood Dr., Spring TX, 77373

River Ridge Golf Club

Home of the Dave Marr Cup, River Ridge is known for its verdant greens and fairways and natural design amidst old-growth pecan and oak trees. 27-hole (Public)

Three distinct 9-hole courses, each with its own personality, provide the feel of Old World courses built a century ago. Each 9-hole layout is built on over 120 acres, substantially larger than modern-day nines. The result is a grand scale with large forest floors and more than thirty-five acres of lakes and creeks separating fairways and greens. The nine fieldstone bridges over the creeks complete the Old World personality.

The sixty-foot drop in elevation from the clubhouse on the primordial river ridge to the bank of the Brazos River provides spectacular vistas, raised tees and greens, and undulating fairways unlike anything in the greater Houston area.

Four tees on each hole make the course very playable for all skill levels, beginner to scratch. Every hole is a portrait of what Texas golf ought to be.

3133 Brazos Oak Lane, Sealy TX, 77474

Wildcat Golf Club

Wildcat is Houston golf with a touch of the Hill Country…even a touch of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain foothills, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Eddie Sefko. 36-hole (Public)

Enjoy championship golf with sweeping views of Houston’s skyline and 80 acres of lakes, all within one mile of Reliant Stadium. Wildcat golfers tread only the finest turf grasses: TifSport Bermuda covers the fairways and roughs, while TifEagle Bermuda yields smooth, consistent greens.

On both The Highlands Course, with a bit of a Scottish flair, and the more traditional Lakes Course, renowned architect Roy Case has combined playability with exciting challenges to provide golfers a delightful golf experience, regardless of skill level.

12000 Almeda, Houston TX, 77045

Woodforest Golf Club

Woodforest Golf Club is a championship golf facility for golfers of all skill levels. 27-hole (Public)

Carved through the majestic pines and towering oaks of northwest Houston, Woodforest Golf Club is a classic design for golfers of all skill levels. Strategically placed bunkers and trickling Fish Creek meander through the course, making shot selection essential. The highly rated TifEagle greens will elevate your putting experiences to a new level. Experience the course designed by the PGA’s own Steve Elkington.

6201 Mulligan Drive, Montgomery TX, 77316

Eagle Pointe Golf Club

Houston’s Eagle Pointe Golf Club & Recreation Complex is a unique facility, combining a top-ranked golf course with a brand new conference center, state-of-the-art fitness complex, and tropical wave pool. 18-hole (Public)

The course is located about 35 miles east of downtown Houston. 18-hole (Public)
Golfers will enjoy the rolling terrain and elevation changes of Eagle Pointe. Mature pines line many holes, with Cherry Point Gully and Old River both running through or alongside many holes.

Eagle Pointe is 6,879 yards from the back tees, with a course rating of 72.2 and a slope rating of 128.

12440 Eagle Point Drive, Mont Belvieu TX, 77580

Redstone Golf Club

Redstone Golf Club is home of Houston’s only PGA TOUR stop, the Shell Houston Open. 18-hole (Public) and 18-hole (Private)

Located just 15 miles north of downtown Houston, Redstone sits on a wooded oasis.

The premier showcase for golf in Houston, Member Course amenities include an 18-hole, 7,508-yard championship golf course designed by golf architects Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy and a 31,000-square-foot practice range with short game and putting area.

The Tournament Course, an additional 18 holes of championship golf designed by renowned golf architect Rees Jones, is open to the public and will serve as the home of the Shell Houston Open.

The elegant 33,000-square-foot rock and glass clubhouse features two Pro Shops with exclusive golf merchandise, apparel, and special Shell Houston Open gifts and memorabilia; dining areas and bar; luxurious locker rooms; and an outdoor terrace with breathtaking golf course vistas perfect for dining and entertaining.

5860 Wilson Road, Humble TX, 77396

BlackHorse Golf Club

BlackHorse Golf Course has been rated in the top 10 of Americas’ Top 100 Golf Courses for under $100 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. 36-hole (Public/Private)

Located in northwest Houston and open to the public, BlackHorse Golf Club is Houston’s number one daily fee facility featuring 36 holes of championship golf, pro shop, Jake’s Grill, teaching facility and a pavilion.

Two courses, totaling thirty six holes, are carved into a lush landscape of lakes, wetlands and majestic trees. The wetlands are the centerpiece of the North Course while the South Course offers an authentic sand quarry to test skills. Six sets of tees make it very playable and challenging for golfers of all levels.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau – Member

12205 Fry Road, Cypress TX, 77433

Shadow Hawk Golf Club

Exclusive private golf-only club located in southwest Houston, featuring 18 holes of championship golf designed by Rees Jones. 18-hole (Private)

4100 Shadow Hawk Dr, Richmond TX, 77469

Houstonian Golf & Country Club

Private golf club in Southwest Houston featuring an 18 hole golf course, teaching center, expansive practice facilities, resort-style pool, and more. 18-hole (Private)

12600 Houstonian Dr., Richmond TX, 77469

Memorial Park Golf Course

Memorial Park Golf Course is known as one of the best municipal courses in the nation and is visited by more than 60,000 patrons each year. 18-hole (Public)

The Memorial Park Golf Course began in 1923 as a 9-hole sand green course built near the hospital at Camp Logan for use by convalescent soldiers. When the hospital closed, the course was opened to the public. In an ambitious effort to enhance parks across the city of Houston, the Parks and Recreation Department began construction to turn the 9-hole course into an illustrious 18-hole golf course.

Through the years, Memorial Park Golf Course hosted many famous golfers, such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Jimmy Demaret. It was also the home of the Houston Open from 1951 to 1963.

The 600-acre course offers a lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens, a beautiful clubhouse facility, and a golf museum created from the original clubhouse structure.

1001 Memorial Drive, Houston TX, 77007

Brock Park Golf Course

Brock Park is quietly tucked into the northeast area of Houston, far from the noise, but less than 20 minutes from downtown. 18-hole (Public)

Brock combines risk and reward on many holes and requires good shot selection and execution on others. Greens Bayou comes into play on four holes, and creeks cross four others. Good scores can be found at Brock, provided you stay out of the trees!

The tree-lined course plays to 6427 yards, and the elevation changes are unlike most courses in the area. Additional practice areas include a putting green, chipping green, and practice bunker. The pro shop staff is available for lessons. Tee times are available on weekends and holidays.

8201 John Ralston Road, Houston TX, 77044

Hermann Park Golf Course

The Hermann Park Golf Course is located on 407 acres of Houston’s loveliest gardens, parks, and public spaces. <18-hole (Public)

Hermann Park offers a superior golf experience and so much more. Adjacent to the course are Houston’s world renowned Texas Medical Center and the historic Museum District. The Rose Garden blooms for more than 300 glorious days a year. Zoological gardens shelter a vast menagerie of rare and beautiful animals. Hermann Park Golf Course awaits you in the midst of all these treasures.

While playing golf under the majestic emerald canopy of stately oak trees, you readily forget you are in a city teeming with industry. Unwind on the airy veranda of the historic clubhouse, and satisfy your appetite with delicious food, combined with impeccable service.

The first public golf course in America to welcome all races, Hermann Park Golf Course started a rich tradition of golfing excellence that has prospered for more than 70 years.

2155 N. MacGregor, Houston TX, 77030

Wortham Park Golf Course

Gus Wortham provides challenges not regularly found in Houston. Elevated tees and uphill carries to greens make you use all your clubs. 18-hole (Public)

The course is situated along Brays Bayou in the south central area of Houston. It is relatively wide open, making it attractive for all levels of golfers. The front nine features three consecutive par five holes, two of which you may want to go for in two. Your shot-making skills will be tested on several of the “short but challenging” par fours. Playing to as much as 6400 yards, Gus Wortham is a fun course located only minutes from downtown.

7000 Capitol, Houston TX, 77011

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club

Locally considered the top golf course in the Houston area, Meadowbrook Farms was designed by the legendary Australian Greg Norman and opened in 1999. 18-hole (Public/Private)

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club is a recipient of the Golf Digest four-star service recognition as one of the top 50 service courses in the country. The Houston area golf course plays just over 7,100 yards from the tournament tees and features world-class greens.

This masterfully designed golf course can be played from 5,000 to 7,100 yards with multiple tees; sod-wall bunkers with white sand;, and greens that are generous, subtle, and approachable.

23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club Drive, Katy TX, 77494

Houston National Golf Club

Houston National boasts the highest U.S.G.A. course rating in the greater Houston area. 27-hole (Public)

Houston National Golf Club features 27 championship holes designed by Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril, playable in three 18-hole combinations. Located in northwest Houston, Houston National Golf Club is a family-oriented facility with something for everyone. From junior camps and clinics to couples’ golf, we’re sure you’ll find a home at Houston National.

16500 Houston National Blvd, Houston TX, 77095

Columbia Lakes Resort & Conference Center

Nestled within 2,000 wooded acres in the heart of South Texas, Columbia Lakes is a year-round destination located less than one hour from Houston.

Featured amenities include an 18-hole, 7,000-yard golf course weaving throughout numerous tall Texas oak trees and crystal-clear lakes, an 8-court championship tennis complex, and a 300-acre lake stocked with Trophy Bass for your fishing pleasure.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau – Member

188 Freeman Boulevard, West Columbia TX, 77486

South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center Golf Course

The South Shore Harbour Resort is a lakeside resort located near NASA/JSC. 27-hole (Public/Private)

Escape from it all as you enjoy casual elegance and amenities. Guests can refresh in the 185-foot tropical swimming pool with swim up bar, a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot fitness center, and two nearby championship golf courses.

All guests have access to complimentary covered parking with direct access to the hotel and guest rooms. Other accomodations featured include a large bathroom with his and her vanities, two telephones, complimentary coffee, in-room movies, room service, hair dryer, iron/board, high speed secured internet (fee), and exquisite views of Clear Lake.

From casual to dressy, you will be ever so pleased with South Shore Harbour Resort’s two on-site venues – Paradise Reef and The Harbour Club Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Buisness travelers will enjoy using one of the 25 meeting rooms totaling more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space. PSAV is the on-site audio visual company that provides technologically advanced audio visual equipment. Combined with prime meeting space, PSAV makes for a productive and exceptionally successful conference at South Shore Harbour Resort.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau – Member

2500 South Shore Boulevard, League City TX, 77573

Augusta Pines

Augusta Pines, characterized by small, undulating greens and plenty of water, offers a solid test on heaving land framed by tall pines.

The front nine at Augusta Pines is inspired by the storied back nine at Augusta National, a string of holes imprinted on the national consciousness by The Masters. The layout’s incoming nine borrows from Pinehurst No. 2, Oakland Hills, and other classics, though the holes are inspirations, not cookie-cutter copies.

Augusta Pines hosts the annual Champions Tour tournament, the Administaff Small Business Classic.

18 Augusta Pines Dr., Spring TX, 77389,

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