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3.9
857 Reviews (857)
5 Stars
230
4 Stars
366
3 Stars
140
2 Stars
76
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
83.2%
Recommend this course
694 out of 857 reviews
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3.7
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.0%
Recommend this course
77 out of 100 reviews
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3.8
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.9%
Recommend this course
136 out of 166 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7337 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.3
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Baby Bermuda & 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Architect von Hagge, Smelek and Baril (2001) Gus Grantham (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
857 Reviews (857)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 55
Patio Dining 45
Watching the Game 30
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 71
Water Hazards 59
Undulating Greens 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Advanced Golfers 41
Beginners 24
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 52
Worth the Drive 35
Convenient to the City 34

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Reviews 47
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Grey Day at Houston National

Lightning fast greens. Always appreciative of the senior rate offered on 1250 pm tee times. My only slight complaint was that the 18th white tee was pushed back as far as possible. Totally understand as the wind had veered to the southeast a head wind. I’m sure when they set up early in the morning, the northeast wind was blowing. Still my favorite course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Needs TLC and a Marshall

Played this course many times and love the challenges it offers. However, it is in need of some serious TLC. The fairways have giant holes in places, where balls get swallowed, are hard as a rock, feels like playing off of concrete, and traps are more hard pans than soft sand. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of grooming going on. In addition, no Marshall is ever in sight to move players along. Had a five some ahead of us last time playing behind a molasses like threesome. REALLY? Took us two 4.5 hrs to get through. None of this is necessary.

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

Challenging but fun course

I love this course because it is a challenge. Course of play was great for a Sat with very little wait at holes. I am an average golfer and come here to challenge myself to get better. Staff were friendly but I did not see the beverage cart at all but no big deal. Love the course layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Houston National Golf Club. We hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Undesirable Conditions

No cart girl; definitely not worth the green fee; free burger was great, however, not worth $60.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Same ole Houston National

This course, like others in Houston, is in its wintertime condition of dormant grass, But the course has very thin remaining grass in the fairways and the same bald spots that they have had for years. Nothing has really changed. The course is average at best and the greens are ok. Beverage Cart was visible 3-4 times and the gas carts were clean. I feel the rate charged for a hot deal was not really worth it even on a weekday. Sorry for a bad review but its the truth. I hope the Sterling CC side is in better shape for its members..

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout and the greens were very fast for an average golfer, which is fine. Except the pin placement in 5-6 holes was impossible to even leave close.

Make the pin placement makeable for the average or even slightly above average player. 5-6 holes if you did not put it in, even just 1 inch around the hole, the ball would roll away 6-10 feet. The only exception being if you were perfectly set up below the hole.

Too many courses make the putting as difficult as they can. Makes no sense to me, no one likes to three put on a regular basis,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very good layout

I have played this course many times. In the summer months the fairways and tee boxes and greens( in my opinion) are in great shape for the amount of play they receive. The winter months they get a little ruff but all courses get that way. The greens always run fast and are in good shape all year long. If I had a negative comment it is that the pin placements are not friendly to the average golfer. The PGA does not even put the stick on a slope on the green. I mean come on man. But overall the course set up is awesome and challenging. Love playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

TOUGH GREENS

They really love to emphasize the “elevated isolated greens” here. First time playing, I enjoyed the challenge... yet at times it did feel like the course layout was not build for the average golfer.

Def will play again, course was in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Houston National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs attention

Seems they put all there money in their members course. Greens weren't bad but fairways are horrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Houston National Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but today was slow.

Excellent course to play. Really challenging links style course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Houston National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Houston National Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Houston National Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit them straight

I've Always Enjoy the course Must Play it 3 or 4 time 2 truly Know Where 2 Hit it! I lost 3 Ball one I could had got but it was in A neighbors yard! Had 2 Respect there property.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Houston National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round

Played in a foursome today with my buddies and it was the first time at Houston National for all of us. It was a great round needless to say. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The course was great (with the exception of the bunkers.) Tee boxes and greens were in great condition. Fairway was dead but that’s what we get for it being winter.

The green fee included range balls, a great burger, chips, and one drink(beer or fountain). Living 20 minutes away makes this course an easy choice for future rounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soggy and flooded

Tough course conditions day after a storm. The course doesn’t drain well at all. Some fairways collected a lot of water in landing zones, almost all bunkers were flooded. Greens rolled pretty nice though

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/21/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Houston National Golf Club.

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