With no snow to cover up the greens, golf lovers can hit the course year-round in Houston! There are a number of great golf courses to try your luck on throughout the Houston area. Many of the courses have been designed by some of golf’s greatest architects and are regularly played by professionals. You can learn how to golf like a pro while practicing on the best golf courses in Houston.
18 Augusta Pines Drive
Spring, TX 77389
Located to the north of town in Spring, Augusta Pines is a full 18-hole course nestled within mature pine trees. Stunning water views of the 30 acres of lakes are found on eleven of the holes. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the water features when you end your game on the island green of the seventeenth and eighteenth holes. If you need time to practice before hitting the course, the gold club also has a practice facility with target greens and sand bunkers. Members and guests are welcome to play this course.
Cypresswood Golf Club
21602 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77373
The Cypresswood Golf Club has two courses that are both award-winning in their own ways. The Cypress course started off with high acclaim after being awarded Best New Course by Golf Digest in 1988. Their second course, the Tradition course, was designed by well-known golf architect Keith Foster. It’s also been used to host the first stage of the PGA qualifiers, so you could walk in the footsteps of some of your favorite professional golfers when trying your hand at this 18 hole beauty.
Houston National Golf Club
16500 Houston National Blvd.
Houston, TX 77095
Practice your swing and your aim before you even hit the course at Houston National Golf Club. When it’s too hot to get out in the sweltering heat of a summer Houston afternoon, you can spend an evening driving balls at their lighted driving range. Their 18 hole course was touched by professional golf course designers Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril. Thought Houston was flat? Think again – this course is full of steep rolling hills and other architectural features that make this a one of a kind golf course for Houston.
Hermann Park Golf Course
2155 N. MacGregor Street
Houston, TX 77030
An oldie but a goodie, Houston’s Hermann Park Golf Course was built in 1922 and was the first golf course to fully integrate. Settled between the Museum District and the Texas Medical Center, players on this course are truly in the heart of the city. Players will enjoy sweeping greens and fairways surrounded by huge, mature trees. When you’re finished with your golf game, you can relax at the clubhouse or enjoy many of the other things the park has to offer, including free outdoor theater performances at Miller Outdoor Theater.
Golf Club Of Houston
5860 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396
Home to the Shell Houston Open, this 900-acre stretch of terrain was designed and meticulously crafted by Jim Hardy and Peter Jacobson. The club has multiple courses lined with mature live oak and pine trees in use as beautiful divisions between holes as well as the occasional obstacle. For more than 10 years, this club has hosted professional golfers on the PGA tour. Newcomers should try the tournament course, which was designed by Rees Jones to be accessible and enjoyable for golfers at all ages.
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