The Club at Carlton Woods

(Nicklaus Clubhouse) 1 Carlton Woods Drive,

The Woodlands, Texas 77382

  • Office

    +1 (281) 863 5800
  • Pro shop

    +1 (281) 863 5800

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and high-end housing.

  • Designer:

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

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Nicklaus Signature course. Also at Carlton Woods is the 18-hole Fazio Championship course (par-72; 7274 yds from back tees; located at Carlton Woods Creekside, 4 mi S of the Nicklaus course).






How to get there:

6 mi W of The Woodlands Mall / 33 mi N of downtown Houston.

The Club at Carlton Woods

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2001

The Club at Carlton Woods is home to two top-quality championship courses, designed by two peerless designers. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course became home to an LPGA major championship in 2023. Located four miles to the south in the Carlton Woods Creekside community, the Tom Fazio Championship course reinforces this private club's reputation for excellence.

Sitting between The Woodlands Country Club's Palmer course to the east, and Player course to the west, Carlton Woods' Nicklaus course opened in 2001 to enthusiastic reviews. The immaculately groomed and generous-width landing areas wind their way between lakes aplenty, and attractive tree-lined parkland. Any real estate around the layout's perimeter is unobtrusive, set well back, and opulently large!

Surrounded by pristine woodland, and occasional high-end housing, Carlton Woods' Fazio layout stretches out to 7,358 yards from the tips. Sitting alongside the bluffs of Spring Creek, the course offers extravagant bunkering, subtle undulations, and one or two more dramatic elevation changes.

Limited access: these private courses are generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Around Houston, TX


Who can play and when?

Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Chevron Championship, an LPGA major championship, relocated for the 2023 and subsequent editions from its traditional home in California, to the Nicklaus course here at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

The Chevron was previously known as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (1972-81), Nabisco Dinah Shore (1982-2001), Kraft Nabisco Championship (2002-14) and then ANA Inspiration (2015-21). All these earlier editions were played on the Dinah Shore Tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The championship always ended with the winner and her entourage taking a victory leap into the famed "Poppie's Pond", alongside the 18th green.


  • The Woodlands ResortAAA Four Diamond

    2301 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.

    +1 (800) 433 2624

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    Originally founded in 1974 as the more modest Woodlands Inn, over the next several decades the property transformed into a premier meeting and vacation destination. Today the Woodlands Resort boasts 406 deluxe rooms and suites, four restaurants, Spa and fitness center, two championship golf courses, pools and whirlpools, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, conference center and a host of outdoor activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      The Woodlands Resort (North and West courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Woodlands CC (Tournament course)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Woodlands CC (Palmer and Player courses); Carlton Woods (Nicklaus and Fazio courses); Augusta Pines; Woodforest; Cypresswood; Champions GC.

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