Best golf courses: Texas

Texas: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
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.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Austin
Dye, Pete & Alice

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Layout at current location by husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye (1984).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Austin
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Keith Foster
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Original design by Tom Fazio, as well as subsequent upgrade in 2004.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Arnold Palmer

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

Visitors?

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
El Paso
Wadkins & Cowley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

El Paso

Designer

Original layout redesigned by Lanny Wadkins & Paul Cowley (2011)
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Houston
Woods, Tiger

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Tiger Woods and Beau Welling
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

A.W. Tillinghast

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
El Paso
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

El Paso

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Walker, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Tom Walker

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

Visitors?

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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
von Hagge & Devlin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Dallas / Fort Worth
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Original design by Perry Maxwell & John Bredemus (1936), in collaboration with founder Marvin Leonard. Later renovations and modifications by Dick Wilson (1956), Robert Trent Jones Sr (1960), Bob Cupp & Jay Morrish (1982), and Keith Foster (1999 & 2008).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Brauer, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Jeff Brauer
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

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
Dallas / Fort Worth
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Tom Fazio
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
Dallas / Fort Worth
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Arthur Hills
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Oaks-nine: Arthur Hills (1993).
Creeks & Lakes-nines: Arthur Hills (2005).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Austin
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Weiskopf & Morrish

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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
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
San Antonio
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

A.W. Tillinghast

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Davis & Leonard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Tripp Davis & Justin Leonard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
El Paso
Dye & Brauer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

El Paso

Designer

Ken Dye & Jeff Brauer
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Corpus Christi
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Corpus Christi

Designer

Original design as an Arnold Palmer Signature Course (2008); reduced to a nine-hole layout by Troon Golf (2018).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Morrish, Jay & Carter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Father/son team of Jay and Carter Morrish.

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Keith Foster

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lubbock
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lubbock

Designer

Tom Doak
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Hawkins, Larry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Larry Hawkins

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Heckenkemper, Randy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper in consultation with PGA Tour professionals Scott Verplank and Willie Wood.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Lumsden, Phil

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Phil Lumsden
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Brauer, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Jeffery D. (Jeff) Brauer
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Shreveport
Fazio, Jim Jr

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shreveport

Designer

Jim Fazio Jr
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
San Antonio
Trevino, Lee

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Roy Bechtol, Randy Russell & Lee Trevino

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Keith Foster
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Edsall, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Dave Edsall
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Dallas / Fort Worth
Morrish, Weibring & Wolfard.

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Original design by Jay Morrish with player consultants Byron Nelson & Ben Crenshaw (1982). Redesigned by D.A. Weibring & Steve Wolfard (2008).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
San Antonio
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Pete Dye in consultation with tour professional Bruce Lietzke.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
San Antonio
Norman & Garcia

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

San Antonio

Designer

Greg Norman in consultation with tour professional Sergio Garcia.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dallas / Fort Worth
Davis, Tripp

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Tripp Davis

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Dallas / Fort Worth
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Dallas / Fort Worth
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Dallas / Fort Worth

Designer

Tom Fazio
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.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Case, Roy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Roy Case

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Austin
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Austin

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Corpus Christi
Nuzzo, Mike

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Corpus Christi

Designer

Mike Nuzzo, with greens designed by Don Mahaffey.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Houston
Elkington, Steve

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

Steve Elkington

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Houston

Designer

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

PANTHER TRAIL: original design by Joe Lee & Robert Von Hagge (1975); renovated by Roy Case (2002). THE OAKS: designed by Jay Morrish (1975).

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