Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Golf Houston


Houston Area Public Golf Courses

By , About.com Guide

Houston is the state's largest city in both size and geographic area. Because Houston covers such a large area, it straddles several different types of terrain. This environmental diversity is reflected in the cities golf courses, many of which incorporate the natural setting in their layouts. A variety of wooded areas, creeks, bayous, lakes, flatlands, rolling hills and more are part of Houston's top public golf courses. Whether it is downtown Houston or the city's north, south, east or west sides, there is always a great course close by when in Houston. And, when you're looking for a different challenge from your regular course, you can always find it be heading to opposite side of town.

1. Tour 18

The unique concept of using hole layouts from 18 of America's top golf courses to make one great course has come to be known as Tour 18. This concept proved so popular there are now two Tour 18 courses in Texas - Dallas and Houston.

2. Hermann Park Golf Course

Located right in the heart of downtown Houston (adjacent to the Medical Center), Hermann Park Golf Course has offered an urban get-away since it first opened in 1922. This 18-hole course is part of the sprawling 407-acre Hermann Park. Its historic charm and convenient location continue to make Hermann Park Golf Course a popular spot for Houston area golfers.

3. Battleground Golf Course

Located in Deer Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Houston, the Battleground Golf Course offers an opportunity to play a round in a unique setting, as it is very near the site of the Battle of San Jacinto which won Texas its independence from Mexico.

4. Golf Club at Cinco Ranch

Located inside the Cinco Ranch community on Houston's west side, this popular course features more than four dozen bunkers and water hazards. Beyond the challenging course layout, Cinco Ranch also offers a first rate practice facility and player development program.

5. Cypresswood Golf Club

Earning Golf Digest's "Best New Golf Course" distinction upon its opening in 1998, Cypresswood Golf Club is situated in a heavily wooded area of north Houston, very near Bush International Airport. Cypresswood offers two 18-hole courses -- The Traditions Course and The Cypress Course.

6. Greatwood Golf Course

Located just off Highway 59 South, outside of Sugarland on Houston's southwest side, Greatwood Golf Club features a challenging 18 hole layout which includes tree lined fairways, numerous bunkers and lots of water.

7. Oakhurst Golf Club

Originally opened as Bentwood Country Club, Oakhurst changed its name during its extensive renovations in 2004. Today it is one of Houston's best daily fee courses. Located off Highway 59 just north of downtown Houston, Oakhurst is easy to get to and offers a challenging layout in a heavily wooded area.

8. Stephen F. Austin Golf Club

Set on a pecan tree farm along the Brazos River in historic San Felipe, Stephen F. Austin Golf Club is one of the most unique courses in the state. Although it is a short drive west of the city of Houston, a round at Stephen F. Austin Golf Club is well worth the trip.

9. Wedgewood Golf Course

Located in Conroe, just north of Houston, Wedgewood offers visitors a fun and challenging layout among Montgomery County's heavily wooded terrain.

10. Windrose Golf Club

Located on the northwest side of Houston, Windrose Golf Club has become a favorite place to play for Houston area golfers. The championship tees are set at an impressive 7,203 yards, while the forward tees are at a manageable 5,355, ensuring golfers of all levels can enjoy a round at Windrose Golf Club.

Where To Stay:
Embassy Suites Houston Near the Galleria is within 15-30 minutes of the most popular public golf courses in Houston.  Besides the location all Houston Golfers enjoy:
  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Evening Reception with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Two Room Suite
  • Shuttle in 3 mile radius of hotel
  • Packages that include free internet and parking
Map of Public Golf Courses in Houston
Houston Public Golf Courses

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