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3.8
1061 Reviews (1061)
5 Stars
286
4 Stars
451
3 Stars
180
2 Stars
89
1 Stars
55
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
79.8%
Recommend this course
856 out of 1061 reviews
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3.9
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.5%
Recommend this course
62 out of 78 reviews
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3.9
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.6%
Recommend this course
113 out of 142 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

3.8
1061 Reviews (1061)

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Conditions

I first played here about 9 months ago and the fairways, tee boxes, and around the greens had tons of bad spots and patchy grass. I thought to myself “this is awful what the freeze has done to this nice course”. I gave it 9 months and came back…. It’s probably worse now then it was then. The greens are uneven and slow, the fairways are very much beat up. If you don’t hit the green you might as well just fluff your lie because it’s for sure going to be in junk. Played the bunkers as ground under repair because they were more rock than sand. This is officially on the “do not play” list. You could tell me the twilight rate was the prime Sunday morning rate and I’d still go elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course, but bunkers need work

We had a blast playing Houston National on April 29, 2022. The course is fun, fair and challenging from start to finish. My only complaint is the current condition of the bunkers. Some of the bunkers are unplayable. It wouldn’t take a lot of work to fix and maintain the traps. It does take some work, though. All in all, the experience at Houston National is positive.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hi, u314160326029! 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hi, u2569214. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Houston National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hello u101778714,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

terry.s view

the fairways were dry, since there has been little rain lately, there were patches of dirt in some areas.
the greens had been plugged and sanded, which took away some of the enjoyment of the round. they were slow and bumpy.
the layout is still very challenging.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/18/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, tercro69. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Houston National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Character

Houston National is a wonderful course! All the holes are fair, and the fairways are wide and (for the most part) forgiving.
Greens were punched yesterday, but they were fair too! Very smooth and not the bit bumpy. They were however slow. (I never really got used to the slowness and three putted 6 times.
But most of all the course’s layout has fantastic ‘character’ and is a joy to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/15/2022

Hi, Greg7847013. 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 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok at best

Great layout
Fairways are fair
Greens are bumpy with too much weed/bluegrass
Traps are not good

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/15/2022

Hello, austex123. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful

This course is worth 40$ max right now worst course conditions I have ever seen for a 80$ round

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/13/2022

Hi Jcraw123,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Over Priced and Poor Condition

They layout is great with many different and challenging holes. The groundskeeping is very poor with cart damage right up to the edges of some greens. Because of this there are many bad, dirt lies right next to the greens. The greens are overgrown and very bumpy. Get some rope out and keep the traffic away from greens and direct the cart traffic!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/11/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, Mcben01. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Houston National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Close to home.

Even on a GolfNow deal it’s overpriced. Could be soo much better with better course maintenance. Greens bad with weeds etc, bunkers bad, fairways hard af. Pay little extra and wait for a Blackhorse South deal. 100 percent better value!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/18/2022

Hello, cpreston292. Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in bad shape

The greens had little weeds all over them. You couldn't hit a straight putt to save your life. This course needs major recondition to be charging what they are charging. There was literally no one on the course and now I know why.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Hello, u931195049. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable

Other than the greens being rough from little sprigs of grass or weeds (not sure which) the course was in very good condition.. I will play here again. It is a tougher course than I'm used too as the fairways were narrow but it will just help improve my game.

Staff was quite friendly and did a great job.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Hi, u000001943971. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Houston National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/04/2022

Hello, Jairo1037379. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average course with room for improvement

They had just plugged greens on 3/30/22 and we played next day but they failed to inform us of this or provide a discount, which is customary. Overall, course is a bit hit or miss with a lot of brown and dead areas in fairways but I’ve almost come to expect that at most public courses in Houston. Sand traps were unplayable and had standing water in all. It had just rained the day before but I saw no attempt to try and drain them or even keep in playable condition.

There was a terribly slow group of 4 in front of us with no Marshall to police their pace. What should have been a 4 hour round on a Thursday took nearly 4:30 or 4:40.

But, it was a beautiful day and hard to get too bummed about being away from work. And they still offered the burger and chips after the round, included with your green fee, so that helps save the value proposition a bit. The adjacent members course looks it great shape - just wish they took a 1/4 of that time to invest on the primary course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/04/2022

Hi, u304312974. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Houston National Golf Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 04/01/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Fredik! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Houston National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/29/2022

Thank you for reviewing us, u314162561160. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Houston National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/29/2022

Thank you for reviewing us, u753317701. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Houston National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 105
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Kids took over the course

Stacking multiple foursomes of walking kids monopolizing three holes on our front nine negated the hot deal we got from golf now.. I’ll credit the trailing group for waving thru our threesome’s two blue tee hitters on the par 3 number three hole but by the time I pulled my cart to the white tee, they proceed to SLOWLY tee off and then I was forced to wait for them to clear the green. I picked up and headed to number 3 where my group took it upon themselves to bypass the clogged fairways on four and five, finally joining up six. I was finally able to finish ahead of sunset on those three missing holes. I encountered the Marshall just before my last hole. He said he talked with them about stepping up their pace of play and admitted they should have waived faster groups through. This was a weekday during spring break. Don’t play this course when school is out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/04/2022

Hello RGBE3D58CF74ADC6512D,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great staff & great course. Will definitely recommend to friends & come & play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2022

Hi, Rolllynn. 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.

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