Lahinch Golf Club

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The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (The Woodlands, Texas)

The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 2005

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (281) 863-5818

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - One Carlton Woods Dr., The Woodlands, Texas  77380

Photos:  See additional photos of The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)

Accolades:  Ranked 9th in Texas on Golf Course Gurus' best in State list.

What to Expect:  Carlton Woods is a gated community on the north side of Houston that houses two of the areas finest courses; one designed by legendary player Jack Nicklaus and the other by legendary golf architect Tom Fazio. It is difficult to identify two more successful modern day golf course designers than these two titans whose work on the property is fantastic. The Nicklaus course was the first one opened on the property and has a separate clubhouse from the Fazio course. The parkland Nicklaus course weaves through mature trees and alongside several water features. The course is characterized by challenging par fours and water that comes into play on half the holes. The Fazio course features undulated terrain (rare in Houston) and an incredible variety of hole lengths, shapes, and strategies. The bunkering on the Fazio course is a memorable feature that ties the flow of the course together and has its own version of Hell's Half Acre on the par three 16th where a bunker runs from tee to green. Both courses are solid routings and are widely considered Houston's finest tracks with Fazio just edging out Mr. Nicklaus for the club's best course. (To my knowledge, only Pronghorn located in Bend, OR and Carlton Woods have the distinction of each offering a Nicklaus course and Fazio course at their club.)

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Fazio 72 7358 74.8 140
Member 72 6806 72.0 131
Chairman 72 6562 70.9 128
Middle 72 6345 69.9 127
Forward (Women) 72 5078 70.6 127

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 445 Yard Par 4

18th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (445 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (445 Yard Par 4)

18th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (445 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (445 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  16th Hole – 207 Yards

16th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (207 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (207 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  10th Hole – 430 Yards

10th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (430 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (430 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  2nd Hole – 583 Yards

2nd Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (583 Yard Par 5)
2nd Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (583 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th Hole – 307 Yard Par 4

7th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (307 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (307 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  15th Hole – 506 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (506 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio) (506 Yard Par 4)

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