A view of green #17 on the South Course from BlackHorse Golf Club
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4.2
478 Reviews (478)
5 Stars
243
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
87.9%
Recommend this course
435 out of 478 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
84.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 32 reviews
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4.2
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.6%
Recommend this course
60 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7301 yards
Slope 135
Rating 75.0
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BlackHorse Golf Club - North
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways TifSport Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jacobsen Hardy (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Texas (2015 #24)

Reviews

4.2
478 Reviews (478)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 15
Dinner 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 55
Water Hazards 44
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 30
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 42
Worth the Drive 34
Convenient to the City 19

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value at Hot Deals price.

Greens were in great shape. Fast and very true. Fairways could use a bit more water, but they were slick and fast too. HOT but overall a good day at Blackhorse Golf Club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Nice but not the best

This course has one of the nicest clubhouses out of any course in the Houston. We played the north and the course isn’t that challenging. With exception of few dog legs, it plays pretty straight. The greens were in good shape, and played fast. The fairways and tee boxes were in okay condition. Overall I think it needs some more upkeep to be on par for the price that it usual is. One of my complaints was that the yard crew was trimming bunkers during play. They never stopped even though I was chipping 5 feet away. The office staff and Marshalls were great though. Overall I’d say this a 3.7 overall. A 4 for Houston public courses. If you can get a deal, I’d play. I don’t think, in its current condition, that it’s worth the full amount.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional Staff

I’ve played this course just a couple of times over the course of the last few years (due to Covid-19) and this particular visit, the staff (with the exception of one person at the restaurant bar counter) was extremely polite, professional and welcoming!! They were thrilled that I was there and that made me feel special! That doesn’t happen much these days since the pandemic!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Well Maintained Course

Played the North course. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens all in excellent shape. Bunkers were also excellent with white powder and ranked. Unfortunately I got to test these bunkers. :). Good variety of dog legs right, left, elevation changes, and open fairways. Really enjoyed our time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Windy weather
Used cart

Course Condition

If you like playing a course with hard fairways, and tight lies this is the course for you. It is generally better to be in the rough because you can at least get your club under the ball. The course has made it cart paths only on 4 holes on the south and one hole on the north for several months with little effect on the amount of grass in the fairways. They have also put cart restrictions on almost every hole located 100 yards from the green. While this is attempt to grow grass it is extremely inconvenient and doesn't seem to help.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor Course Conditions

The North and South courses are poorly maintained. Both courses are in dire need of water - hardpan on nearly every fairway (lies are usually better in the rough where there is at least a little greenery) and numerous unfilled divots on all the fairways. Sandtraps are poorly maintained - seldom raked and the amount of sand is inconsistent from one trap to another - sand depth in one trap will be a foot or more and the next one will have less than an inch before you hit the carpet. Most of the greens are like concrete - you will be hard-pressed to leave a ball mark with a shot into most of the greens. Old pin positions are not contoured to be level with the green surface (some are raised while others are sunken). Most of the tee boxes are not level and many have little if any grass on them.
Sadly what used to be two good golf courses are now turning into low quality muni type courses.
On the plus side, the staff are friendly and very accommodating and Roper's Grill has good food even though it is very loud. If the courses were as good as the staff and the Grill, the cost to play Blackhorse might be easier to take..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Terrific course and staff

What a fantastic day. The BlackHorse Golf Club staff were (as always) helpful and generous with their time and gifts to existing and potential members. Let’s do this again! The course is in terrific condition. #womenoncourse

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0

Boring

The course layout is just unimaginative (south course) and the conditions do not warrant the cost. Almost every par 4 is the same if playing from The blue tees. . Driver, short iron. Holes 16-18 are actually very good. Everything before that is extremely pedestrian, imo. Better courses at better pricing available throughout Houston.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Blackhorse North. Cypress, Texas

The course is not as challenging as Blackhorse South, but is a good test for an average golfer. Length is not an issue, but accuracy is important. The 3-4-5 trio of holes poses the biggest test. Number 9 is a difficult par 4 with a demanding second shot.

The back nine is easier and less demanding on accuracy with the exception of the par 5 finishing hole, which leaves little room for error.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice place

Really pretty course. Tough challenge as well especially with the wind blowing. Greens were good, not great. Awesome staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Nah…

I mean geezus… this course should not be more than $50 during the week and $70 on weekends. $100+ for the North or South is robbery. This is the typical “overcharge the public to make it more enjoyable for the members” type deal. Just go private and call it a day. Blackhorse is waaaaaay overpriced. The most overpriced course in and around Houston hands down.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Use to be a very nice course

Once upon a time, both the North and South Courses at Black Horse were considered a step below many country club golf. But now, they are nothing more than average courses living off the reputation from yester-year.

The green fees are very high considering the conditions, and the course is always backed so you’ll wait every hole.

But the layout is still very enjoyable. And I’ll play it for the right price, but other than that, for $130+, I’ll pass.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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