1001 E. Memorial Loop,
Houston, Texas 77007
Office+1 (713) 559 2000
Pro shop+1 (713) 559 2000
Golf proGlenn Childers (Director of Golf)
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
John Bredemus (1884-1946) transformed the original 9-hole course into the current 18-hole layout. Significant modifications made by Tom Doak (2019).
6 mi W of downtown Houston.
Memorial Park Golf Course is a pleasantly testing layout, very popular with Houston golfers, and rated one of the best municipal courses in Texas. Just a ten-minute drive away is downtown Houston, its skyline in view from several holes on the course.
Laid out in two nine-hole loops on relatively flat terrain, this lightly tree-lined parkland course should not disappoint. Benefitting from Tom Doak's redesign in 2019, the layout now presents a better golfing challenge, with its large contoured greens and sharper bunkering. The layout's irrigation and drainage capabilities were also substantially improved.
Pick of the holes: the par-5 16th and par-4 17th play either side of the same good-size pond, which dangerously flanks the fairways of both these holes on the right side. At 16 the pond needs to be crossed en route to a green surrounded on three sides by water.
Municipal course - visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed on Tuesdays.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Golf carts available to rent.
Memorial Park is one of the busiest municipal courses in the United States, regularly logging over 60,000 rounds a year. The course is no stranger to top level competition, having hosted the PGA Tour's Houston Open in 1947, 1951-63 and again in 2020 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Memorial Park).
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