The Takeaway: Houston Oaks is a wonderfully conditioned course with a nice variety of hole lengths and features. The plentiful number of bunkers and water features keep your attention the whole way while the mature oaks provide a serene setting. Grade B+
Designer: Chet Williams in 2017
Phone Number: (713) 888-0000
Course Website: Official Website - Visit The Clubs at Houston Oaks's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 22602 Hegar Rd, Hockley, Texas 77447 – UNITED STATES
What to Expect: Formerly known as Tennwood Golf Club when developed by Tenneco Oil Company, Houston Oaks is now a private facility 45 miles northwest of downtown Houston. The club converted to the Houston Oaks name in 2006 but the big change came a decade later when Chet Williams did an extensive renovation that significantly raised the course's game. As the name suggests, majestic oak trees lace the property and deliver a distinct character to the course that is further complemented by towering pines, brilliant white sand bunkers, and attractive water features across the mildly undulated terrain. The TifEagle Bermuda greens along with the Celebration Bermuda fairways are kept in absolute pristine condition with an ideal blend of firm yet receptive turf that is a pleasure to play. The two nines are nicely balanced but the front beats out the back as the superior side and is highlighted by an island green that instantly draws comparisons to TPC Sawgrass' famous 17th one-shotter. Williams does a great job giving players a climatic finish with an 18th hole that is both visually appealing and will test your merit. Overall, Houston Oaks is solid from start to finish. The pars are balanced in the routing without one clearly standing out over the others, and the course just delivers one solid hole after another. There are a couple of moments where your excitement will elevate, but for the most part it is just good from start to finish and certainly one of the better golfing experiences in Houston.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 5th Hole – 145 Yard Par 3 –
Best Par 3: 9th Hole – 207 Yards –
Best Par 4: 18th Hole – 429 Yards –
Best Par 5: 8th Hole – 537 Yards –
Birdie Time: 10th Hole – 397 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 6th Hole – 472 Yard Par 4 –