Best golf courses: Houston

Houston: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Edsall, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Dave Edsall
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
Williams, Chet

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Original design by owner Corby Robinson (1992). Full redesign by Chet Williams of Nicklaus Design Group (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2016)
Houston
Marr & Riviere

Visitors?

(Closed in 2016)

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Dave Marr & Jay Riviere
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
von Hagge & Devlin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
von Hagge, Palmer, Player

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Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tournament course: designed by Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin (1978).
Palmer course: designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay - King & General nines (1990), Deacon nine (1995).
Player course: designed by Gary Player (2002).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Lee & Von Hagge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

North course (formerly Panther course): designed by Joe Lee and Robert von Hagge (1975); renovated by Roy Case (2002).
West course (formerly Oaks course): designed by Joe Lee and Robert von Hagge (1975); redesigned by Jay Morrish (1999).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Case, Roy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Roy Case

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Elkington, Steve

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Steve Elkington

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tradition course (Keith Foster, 1988); Cypress course (Rick Forester, 1988)

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
Nicklaus and Fazio

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Jack Nicklaus Signature course (2001); Tom Fazio Championship course (2005).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Greg Norman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Tour 18 Inc.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tour 18 Inc.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Jacobsen & Hardy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy designed both the North & South courses.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Bredemus, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

John Bredemus (1884-1946) transformed the original 9-hole course into the current 18-hole layout. Significant modifications made by Tom Doak (2019).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
Woods, Tiger

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Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tiger Woods and Beau Welling

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
Plummer, Ralph

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Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Cypress Creek course: Ralph Plummer (1959). Jack Rabbit course: George Fazio (1964); later updated by George's nephew Tom Fazio.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Jones & Toms

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tournament course designed by Rees Jones & David Toms (2005). Member course designed by Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy (2003).

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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