The Best West Houston Golf CoursesWhile the summer sun is beating down may not seem like the best time to be outside. But when you’re on the lush, rolling greens of a golf course with a club in your hand, the beautiful weather is an added bonus. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or are just starting out, Houston has some of the finest public courses to work on your game. Here are our favorite courses in West Houston.
Memorial Park Golf Course
Boasting more than 60,000 patrons a year, Memorial Park Golf Course is one of the busier municipal courses in the area. And it’s for good reason. The course began its life back in 1912 as a 9 hole recreation for convalescent soldiers in a nearby hospital. Since then it has hosted such greats as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and was the site of the Houston open for years. Memorial Park creates an elegant blend of history and modernity, with its 1930s course design still largely intact and it’s newer, charming clubhouse.
Wildcat Golf Club
Wildcat Golf Club offers a rolling links-style course with panoramic views of the city skyline, including a close-up view of NRG Stadium. The course was once an oil field, and you can expect to still see the odd small oil drill pumping away to this day. If you’ve already golfed Wildcat, fear not; they actually have two full 18 hole courses! So you have options.
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Sharpstown Park Golf Course
For a great round of golf on a budget, you can’t beat Sharpstown Park Golf Course. They offer a round at likely the lowest prices in town for a course as well maintained as they are. At only $18 on weekdays and $26 on the weekend, you can spend the afternoon on the greens and still have cash to hit the 19th hole after. While the course may not be the prettiest in town, it will still offer a fun and challenging game at an unbeatable value.
If you’re not quite ready to hit a course, but still want to get in on the fun of golf, Topgolf is the place to be. This full entertainment zone is fun for golfers of all ages and skill levels. It takes the idea of a driving range to new heights. With high tech driving games, colored lights, music and adult drinks available, Topgolf feels more like a nightclub than the driving range your grandpa used to go to. It is a fun place to have a party and have the fun of golf without the pressure of living up to everyone’s expectations on the course. Because let’s face it: we’re all terrible at golf and hate every shot we make. But there is something about it that just keeps drawing us back in.
If you are looking to start your golfing life or you have been playing for years, Houston is a great place to hit the fairways and enjoy a day in the sun!