Whistling Straits (Straits)

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The Clubs at Houston Oaks (Hockley, Texas)

The Clubs at Houston Oaks logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  8th      

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+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Chet Williams in 2017

Cost:  Private

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

Photos:  See additional photos of The Clubs at Houston Oaks

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

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 71 7007 74.0 135
Oaks 71 6647 72.3 131
Combo 71 6461 71.3 130
Member 71 6249 70.6 128
Club 71 5947 69.3 125
Forward (Ladies) 71 5221 70.5 120
Wee (Ladies) 71 4339 65.6 110

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  5th Hole – 145 Yard Par 3 –

5th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (145 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (145 Yard Par 3)

5th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (145 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (145 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  9th Hole – 207 Yards –

9th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (207 Yard Par 3)
9th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (207 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 429 Yards –

18th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (429 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (429 Yard Par 4)

18th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (429 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (429 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  8th Hole – 537 Yards –

8th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (537 Yard Par 5)
8th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (537 Yard Par 5)

8th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (537 Yard Par 5)
8th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (537 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 397 Yard Par 4 –

10th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (397 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (397 Yard Par 4)

10th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (397 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (397 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  6th Hole – 472 Yard Par 4 –

6th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (472 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (472 Yard Par 4)

6th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (472 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at The Clubs at Houston Oaks (472 Yard Par 4)

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