Houstonian Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Rees Jones in 1999

Cost:  Private

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

Photos:  See additional photos of Houstonian Golf Club

Accolades: Hosted 2006 Nationwide Tour Championship, 2009 LPGA Tour Championship, and 2011 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship.

Signature Hole:  17th - 207 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at Houstonian Golf Club (207 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Houstonian Golf Club (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:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7110 74.1 132
Gold 72 6846 72.9 130
Blue 72 6401 71.0 122
White 72 6038 69.3 121
Green (Women) 72 5375 71.0 121

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

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