February 23, 2018

The Golfing Scene in Houston: Top Flight Courses in H-Town



Houston has a very lively sporting scene, home to the Rockets, a James Harden-led NBA team that is currently creating waves in the NBA Playoffs, as well as the Texans, an up-and-coming NFL club anchored by defensive standout J. J. Watt. However, not many people recognize how the city cultivates another sport, one many mistakenly deem as an activity fit for only the affluent members of society.


Due to its mild winter climate and the plethora of beautifully designed courses, Houston, Texas is a true golfer’s haven. There are many things to love about the scene, particularly its spectacular backdrops, its verdant landscaping, and its challenging courses. From semi-private yet open to the public, to exclusive but somewhat affordable greens, the city always has more to offer. Having said that, here are some of the top golf courses in Houston.


Augusta Pines

Augusta Pines, along with its nearby sister facility Glennloch Pines, test players’ mettle in ways they least expect. Both courses have heaving lands studded by majestic pine trees – hence their names. Designers planned every hole accordingly, making it more than just the typical, cookie-cutter course.



BlackHorse Golf Course

When it comes to leaving golfers in constant amazement, BlackHorse Golf Course is near the top of the list. It has two championship-level greens, surrounded by an ideal mix of lakes, marshes, and trees. Golfers – regardless of skill level – are sure to have the time of their lives, considering BlackHorse Golf Course has six sets of tees.



Golf Club of Houston

Golf Club of Houston is a historical course mainly because it is the home to the Shell Houston Open, a prestigious tournament and aid organization event that has given over $60 million to local charities since 1992, according to Play Your Course’s overview of the Golf Club of Houston. In addition, it gives players the chance to play on a Rees Jones-designed 18-hole championship course.



Hermann Park Golf Course

Speaking of significant courses, Hermann Park Golf Course has been a staple in Houston’s golfing scene since it first opened its doors in 1922. In contrast to the aforementioned greens, this one is shorter, which makes it perfect for a quick late afternoon tee time. All things considered, Hermann Park Golf Course truly represents the city’s sporting landscape from a historical point of view.


Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club is arguably the best golf course in the area. Legendary golfer Greg Norman designed the 7,100-yard course that has tournament tees and topnotch greens. With this, various industry experts such as Golf Digest, consider Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club one of the top service courses across the United States.


Of course, there are a handful of other equally important golf courses in Houston that are certainly worth a mention including the likes of Moody Gardens Golf Course, Memorial Park, and Wildcat Golf Club, just to name a few. Be sure to swing by the travel blog section of Roaming Robert for more content on US destinations, international trips, and more.



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