Houstonian Golf ClubGolf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield
Designer: Rees Jones in 1999
Phone Number: (281) 340-7235
Course Website: Official Website - Visit 's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 12610 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407
Accolades: Hosted 2006 Nationwide Tour Championship, 2009 LPGA Tour Championship, and 2011 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship.
Signature Hole: 17th - 207 Yard Par 3
What to Expect: Located southwest of Houston, the Houstonian Golf and Country Club is part of The Redstone Companies which also owns and operates neighboring Shadow Hawk, the 36 hole Blackhorse facility, and the 36 hole Redstone facility. Designed by Rees Jones, the course seems to features nearly as much water (50 acres) as there are fairways (419 Tif-way Bermuda). In addition, over forty bunkers are found throughout the course which is devoid of imposing homes. The natural terrain is flat, so Jones built up some mounding to add definition and character to the green sites and bunkers. Each hole is either framed by trees or by water and sometimes both. Like most Rees Jones courses, the design is straightforward with tournament play in mind which in turn results in a general lack of creativity or spectacular holes. When all is said and done, the premier practice facility and conditioning make The Houstonian an excellent venue for hosting top flight tournaments, but the flat terrain and lack of design creativity prevent it from being recognized as one of Texas’ top tier tracks.
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 15th - 167 Yards
Best Par 4: 7th - 410 Yards
Best Par 5: 16th - 508 Yards
Birdie Time: 4th - 169 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 5th - 569 Yard Par 5