High Meadow Ranch Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5614 yards||73.0||136|
|Maroon (W)||72||4965 yards||64.5||108|
|Medal M: 75.8/139||388||558||447||577||219||377||424||488||254||3732||530||167||400||516||449||477||202||456||441||3638||7370|
|Gold M: 73.4/134||356||522||401||544||189||350||401||455||212||3430||499||165||370||496||420||438||182||424||415||3409||6839|
|Gold/Green M: 71.7/131||356||497||377||544||158||350||401||419||198||3300||499||165||370||496||389||398||163||393||370||3243||6543|
|Green M: 70.4/124 W: 76.1/133||328||497||377||476||158||314||367||419||198||3134||463||148||328||472||389||398||163||393||370||3124||6258|
|White M: 67.6/119 W: 72.6/125||289||467||329||464||135||277||322||355||162||2800||403||128||298||450||354||339||143||360||339||2814||5614|
|Maroon M: 64.6/113 W: 68.7/119||261||439||294||417||117||230||286||326||115||2485||366||109||274||422||321||270||119||315||284||2480||4965|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesBanquet Facilities
1st Class Course
Fantastic course in near perfect condition. Lush fairways and medium / fast greens that putt true. If you miss the putt, it's your fault. Three six-hole loops that get progressively more challenging. 18 is a beautiful finishing hole. Entire course is very fair with no gimmicky holes. A good value at posted rates but exceptional value at $55 senior rate.
A hidden gem in the woods north of Houston
I like to think that I'm pretty knowledgeable about worthwhile golf courses most everywhere - even in areas I'm not familiar with - but I love being pleasantly surprised. High Meadow Ranch is a hidden gem of a course, situated an hour north of Houston but well worth the drive.
As soon as you get to the course, you can tell that someone who knows golf extremely well was in charge of making it happen. It's no surprise that one of the course's architects is former PGA Tour player David Ogrin. From the clubhouse and pro shop buildings to the golf course - routed in three 6-hole loops instead of returning nines, with a strong sense of playability, challenge and a bit of whimsy - everything works at HMR, which means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It has something for every type of golf nut, and I look forward to my next round there.
With all the COVID-19 golfers out these days, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well High Meadow Ranch was playing. Greens were comparable to Carlton Woods - Fazio course and I would put this layout up against just about any daily fee course in the Houston area.
Great day at High Meadow Ranch
Greater Houston area has had tremendous flooding from torrential rains in the past couple of weeks. Was not sure what to expect at HMR. Did plan on it being cart path only, which it was. However, for the most part, we could have been off the path on most holes. The greens had been recently sanded but this was hardly noticeable on most of the greens. It definitely did not impact putting. Green speed was still pretty good. Only real noticeable effect of the recent rains was the bunkers. They were not in good shape but that was understandable.
The course is very playable but it definitely has some challenging holes. Being close to Houston where most everything is flat, HMR is a welcome change. Nice elevation changes.
This course is in a beautiful wooded subdivision with many many beautiful home on extremely large lots, most probably more than 1 acre in size.
We saw several whitetail deer just off the fairway on one hole. Lots of other wildlife also there.
If in the area and have not had the pleasure of playing HMR, I definitely recommend it.
They have a nice driving range and 2 practice putting greens. The course is very well manicured and with the exception of the bunkers being washed out from the torrential rains...the course was in great shape.
Unique layout and memorable experience
WIth three six-hole loops, you'll think about your round differently at High Meadow Ranch. Instead of shooting say 41-42, your scores will be more like 28-27-30. You can also get a bite from the grill bar before hitting your tee shot on the seventh hole, a dogleg right par 4 with some length to it as well as high grass that creeps into what seems like the middle of the fairway. The trick here is lay up short of the high grass, but that sets up a long approach to a tricky green. This theme of thinking twice about hitting driver is throughout the round, and course management is a must. The par 5s are all very different and require planning and (here's the hard part) execution. Strong finishing stretch, especially the 18th, which plays from an elevated tee.