The Takeaway: Grade B-
Designer: Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin in 1970
Phone Number: (936) 448-4668
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Walden at Lake Conroe's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Accolades: Ranked 22nd in Texas on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State list.
What to Expect: Walden on Lake Conroe has a reputation of being one of the most difficult courses in the Greater Houston area – and with good reason. The tight layout features fairways cut through the woods, challenging bunkers, and several water hazards. Homes are found along the outside of several fairways on the course and the club enjoys a solid practice range located on the opposite side of Walden Road. The highlight of the course is the “Bermuda Triangle” which consists of holes 11-13 and plays alongside Lake Conroe. Balls disappear on a daily basis through this dreaded loop that is both treacherous and gorgeous. The par five 11th hole is not only the best par five in the state, it is one of the best holes in the country.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 11th Hole – 582 Yard Par 5
Best Par 3: 6th Hole – 189 Yards
Best Par 4: 8th Hole – 400 Yards
Best Par 5: 11th Hole – 582 Yards
Birdie Time: 12th Hole – 158 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 18th Hole – 430 Yard Par 4