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8 Best Golf Courses in Houston: Locations, Photos, and Reviews

Looking for the best place to catch a game of golf in Houston? Look no further. Our guide to Houston’s best eight golf courses can help point you in the right direction.

With a rich sporting history, Houston is a great place to be for golfers. We’ve gathered our top recommendations for some superb golf courses for all levels of ability.

Our Top Golf Courses in Houston

We’ll give you all the key details you need to know, including the location, website, opening times, and facilities for each course. We’ll also let you know what you can expect to find there, including our thoughts on the courses and the facilities you can use there.

Without further ado, here are our top recommendations!

1. Hermann Park Golf Course

Hermann Park Golf Course
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Location1700 Hermann Dr. Houston, TX 77004
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 6.30 AM - 7.30 AM
FacilitiesPark with nearby bathrooms, places to eat, equipment for hire

Hermann Park golf course has a rich history. The construction began in 1922 and opened for public use in 1923. In 1954, it became one of the first golf courses in the nation to achieve desegregation. There’s a lot of history here to appreciate as you play.

It has eighteen holes, with a length of 6014 yards. With a Bermuda grass surface, it’s an all-year-round golf course suitable for golfers of all levels. The staff here are helpful and can give you pointers if you need them.

There is equipment available for hire here, including clubs and carts. There are teachers and caddies available here, depending on the time and day of your visit.

Hermann Park is a beautiful place to visit, with many activities and events happening year-round. There are bathroom facilities and places to eat, too.

2. Memorial Park Golf Course

Memorial Park Golf Course
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Location1001 E Memorial Loop Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 6.30 AM - 5.30 PM
FacilitiesClubhouse facilities, equipment for hire

Home to the Houston Open, you can head here if you want to enjoy some golfing history. Visited by more than 60,000 people every year, it opened in 1936, beginning life as a 9-hole course. Many famous golfers have played here, and in 1995, it was extensively renovated to include a lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens, and the clubhouse.

The golf course is incredibly well-maintained, with 18 holes. It has beautiful views and is ideal for golfers of all levels, with a good variety of long and short holes. The rough is pretty deep, and it’s challenging for those with more experience too. The driving range and putting/chipping greens are large and very well looked after.

You can hire equipment including golf carts here, and there is a pro golf store to grab some essentials.

It’s located close to the Galleria Mall, which is one of the biggest malls in America, with tons of stores and places to eat if you want to grab a quick bite before you head home.

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3. Lakeside Country Club

Lakeside Country Club
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Location100 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 8 AM - 9 PM
FacilitiesClubhouse, other facilities such as swimming and tennis, equipment for hire

Lakeside Country Club’s history dates back to 1861 and was founded in 1951 as a private club. It’s a beautiful country club with incredible facilities for members. It was designed by Ralph Plummer and updated in 1990 by Ron Prichard.

It has 209 beautiful acres of golfing with 18 holes on beautifully maintained Bermuda grass. It’s challenging enough for expert golfers, but not too intimidating for new golfers either. The staff are attentive and helpful and can give you pointers along the way if needed.

Membership is required here unless you are a guest of a member. You will find a bag drop-off location and locker room facilities and be required to wear proper golfing attire here. You can find a golf pro shop here too.

Members can enjoy other facilities, including tennis and swimming, a fitness center with exercise studios, Pilates room, workout rooms, massage rooms, and steam rooms. They also have a clubhouse with dining rooms, a wine cellar, and banquet rooms.

4. Wildcat Golf Club

Wildcat Golf Club
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Location12000 Almeda Road Houston, TX 77045
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 7 AM - 6 PM
FacilitiesEquipment for hire, pro golf shop, snack bars, and restaurants

Many Houstonian professional golfers use wildcat Golf Club. It is located in downtown Houston, with an elevation of up to 100 feet that gives you gorgeous views of the downtown skyline. Designed by renowned golf architect Roy Case, there’s plenty of golfing history to enjoy here.

It’s an 18 hole golf course, beautifully maintained. It’s a challenging course, with some tricky bends, long holes, and plenty of water to avoid! This means it’s a really rewarding course when you do nail it. The staff are really helpful and can give you pointers too.

It has a clubhouse, a pro shop, a restaurant, and a bar, so there are plenty of opportunities to grab something to eat and have a rest here. They also have a snack bar and beverage cart if you get hungry. You can hire clubs and electro-carts here too.

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5. Jersey Meadow Golf Course

Jersey Meadow Golf Course
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Location8502 Rio Grande St, Houston, TX 770040
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 6 AM - 7 PM
FacilitiesPro golf store, equipment for hire, clubhouse, restaurant

Jersey Meadow Golf Club is set on what used to be a 1,236-acre ranch, owned by Clark W.Henry. It’s a large, beautiful golf course with regular reports on the extensive maintenance by staff. Tournaments are regularly held here, too.

It’s an 18-hole course that is a good length and well-maintained. It’s not too difficult, so it’s ideal for beginners wanting to get in some practice. It doesn’t get too busy either, which is nice if you want a bit of space. It’s also a good course to visit for younger players.

There is a pro golf store here, and you can hire equipment too. The clubhouse has some great facilities, and there is a restaurant called the Backyard Grill Menu serving filling snacks, comfort food, and beer. They serve kids food here too, which is nice if you’re visiting with your family.

It’s worth noting that proper golf attire is required for entry to this course, and it’s worth checking in advance to see if there are any events happening.

6. Gus Wortham Golf Course

Gus Wortham Golf Course
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Location7000 Capitol St, Houston, TX 770011
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 6.30 AM - 7 PM
FacilitiesEquipment for hire

Gus Wortham is a historic site. The 110-year-old site is undergoing reservations at the time of writing, and the site as it stands is well-maintained. Many local youths have gone through educational opportunities here.

It’s a long 18-hole course, perfect if you really want to switch off and enjoy a long game. While the site is not where the owners want it to be, it’s still looked after well, and it’s challenging, especially for long-ball hitters. It’s still suitable for beginners, though.

There is equipment for hire here. However, as clubhouse renovations continue, the staff are (at the time of writing) working out of a trailer. It’s still worth a visit, but it will definitely be improved once the renovations are done.

7. Bay Oaks Country Club

Bay Oaks Country Club
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Location14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059-4412
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM
FacilitiesEquipment for hire, pro golf shop golfing programs, clubhouse

The first game of golf to be played at Bay Oaks Country Club took place on November 18, 1988, and it has developed a reputation for being a leading golf destination, a place to learn how to play, socialize, and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

Designed by Arthur Hills, this is a beautifully looked-after golf course with 18 holes of varying difficulties. It’s challenging for experts, but with some easier spots for beginners, and the staff here are very willing to help if you need it. The course itself is beautiful, filled with oak trees and natural woodlands to enjoy.

As this is a member’s club, you’ll have to join (or be a guest of a member) in order to enjoy a game of golf here. There is a pro golf shop selling equipment, or you can hire equipment if you’d prefer. There are rules around guests and membership, so it’s worth checking those out.

There are plenty of amenities here, including tennis, swimming, fitness classes, and dining. Club restaurant The Grille offers beautiful food in a lovely setting, so you can gaze out at the surroundings as you eat.

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8. Champions Golf Club

Champions Golf Club
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Location13722 Champions Dr, Houston, TX 77069-1399
Opening TimesMonday - Sunday 8 AM - 9 PM
FacilitiesEquipment for hire, pro golf shop golfing programs, clubhouse

Champions Golf Club was founded in 1959 by Jackie Burke Jr. and Jimmy Demaret. Rich in history, this course has hosted some incredible events over the years, including the 1967 Ryder Cup, 1969 U.S. Open, 1993 U.S. Amateur, 1998 and 2017 Women’s Mid-Amateur, and more.

They offer membership, with some incredible benefits for members. These include access to both courses, dining at the Clubhouse, social activities, and access to the pool for family members. They also offer junior membership and social events.

There are two courses here. First, you have the Cypress Creek course. This went through significant renovations in April 2018, and it’s an incredible course enjoyed by some of the best golfers in the world. Despite being challenging enough for pros, it’s still manageable for amateurs.

The second course, the Jack Rabbit, was redesigned in 2002. It offers more of a unique experience, with plenty of elevation changes. It’s perfect for all levels of experience, and it’s a fun course to conquer.

The pro shop offers equipment, and there are plenty of facilities in the Clubhouse. There’s a pool here too, so if you are a member, your family can enjoy a swim while you play a game of golf. They offer private event hire here, including weddings, as the surroundings are beautiful and serene.

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To Sum Up

We hope this has helped you to plan where you’ll be enjoying your next game! If you want to keep exploring Houston, our guides can help. Check out our guides to 8 Best Plant Nurseries in Houston, Texas, the 5 Best Pizza Restaurants in Houston, TX, and the 10 Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Houston, Texas.

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