Whistling Straits (Straits)

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Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (Houston, Texas)

Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  27th      

The Takeaway:  The step-sister to the revered Cypress Creek course, Jackrabbit is a tamer track that is less taxing on your game. Being routed through a neighborhood on flat ground isn’t terribly exciting, but conditions are excellent.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  George Fazio in 1964

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  281-444-6262

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 13722 Champions Dr, Houston, Texas  77069 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit)

What to Expect:  Champions Golf Club is perhaps Houston’s most storied club given its roots to Jackie Burke and Jimmy Demaret and the low handicaps they required from the membership. But the focus of Champions has always been the famed Cypress Creek course which previously hosted the U.S. Open and Ryder Cup. Jackrabbit, which opened five years after the original, is mostly a neighborhood course which is routed tightly through homes on flat ground and never gives players a sense of getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. The greens are smaller than at Cypress Creek but are easier to recover from when missing them. In fact, that is the purpose behind Jackrabbit altogether; a reprieve from the demands of its sister course. But that doesn’t mean the Rabbit is a pushover, in fact, it was utilized along with Cypress Creek when the Women’s U.S. Open played there in 2020. While the architecture and setting aren’t very compelling, Champions does a great job of keeping the Bermuda turf in excellent playing condition and delivering a straightforward course where everything is in front of you. As a second course for a membership, Jackrabbit is a nice addition, but as a destination it doesn’t offer enough to go out of your way to play.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 7021 74.2 135
Gold 71 6522 71.9 129
Combo 71 6148 69.9 127
Green 71 5930 68.9 124
White (Ladies) 71 5306 71.2 122

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  16th Hole – 180 Yard Par 3 –

16th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (180 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (180 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  11th Hole – 197 Yards –

11th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (197 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (197 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 473 Yards –

18th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (473 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (473 Yard Par 4)

18th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (473 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (473 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th Hole – 590 Yards –

9th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (590 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (590 Yard Par 5)

9th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (590 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (590 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  12th Hole – 328 Yard Par 4 –

12th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (328 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (328 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th Hole – 459 Yard Par 4 –

8th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (459 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (459 Yard Par 4)

8th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (459 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole at Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit) (459 Yard Par 4)

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