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“Mediocre Experience”

Golf Club of Houston
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Owner description: Whether you are looking to enroll in golf lessons, enjoy social events with fellow golf enthusiasts or take part in an enjoyable and competitive day of golf, a golfing haven awaits you and your family at Golf Club of Houston. Set against a 900-acre backdrop of tall, gorgeous cypress, live oak and pine trees, Golf Club of Houston offers something for every member. Since its establishment in 2003, the golf club has prided itself on being the place Houston, TX families come to recharge, relax and reconnect with each other.
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Mediocre Experience”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Arrived excited to be playing a PGA Tour Course but was underwhelmed by the surly head pro in the shop and the lack of directions to practice ground, 1st tee or indeed anywhere. Drove around aimlessly and finally got a bit of a bearing and headed to the practice ground where the starter was very helpful suggesting the blue tees. I was in a 2 ball with a friend on a 4 day golfing trip and this was our last game of a competitive 6 round tour taking in 3 PGA courses in 3 cities.
We decided to play of the blue tees at circa 6500 yds from memory. However I found they had moved the blue tees well forward on the par 4's and 3's and we were in effect playing the shorter white tees. This suited my shorter of the tee friend but meant that nearly all the par 4's were playing 350 yds or less. For the expensive green fee paid it was an at best mediocre experience and at worst a rip off as the only reason to have the blue tees so far forward would be to get golfers round quicker. It was driver and wedge all the time and we had the course to ourselves which made it even more annoying. Why didn't we change tees? I'd have liked to but the gold tees where a long way back and would have given me a huge advantage in our match.
The course is in great condition and it is evident that much work goes into keeping it this way. It just felt a bit soulless. Having played such wonderful courses in the preceding days I am perhaps being picky.
We enjoyed great service in the clubhouse but if you're ordering a taxi give yourself plenty of time as we had a wait of almost an hour. To be fair the bar manager offered to drive us the short distance to the airport as it was getting tight for our flight back to the UK.

Visited October 2012
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Houston
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153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“PGA tour stop”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

And because of that, a must play for a golf nut. Always in great shape. It has it's attractive holes but because it's in a very flat part of Houston, not extremely memorable.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Houston Golf at its best”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Played the Tournament Course today for the first time and have only great things to say about this wonderful course.
Starting at the clubhouse, practice range and putting area the layout is fantastic. Add to the course a great staff in the pro shop, rangers, cart lady and above all our caddie Nolan, I can't give enough kuddos.
The course played long because of the recent rain and the rough was deep and not forgiving, but that is how it should be!
I will be back for more!
Thank you for a great experience!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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260 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“Once very special, but slipping”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

When we lived in Fall Creek we belonged to Redstone Golf Club for several years. Although, we experienced ups and downs in the Club’s food and beverage area, we generally appreciated the hospitality and personal attention that we received. We moved a year ago, but routinely return to Redstone for dinner and a bottle of wine. Perhaps it’s just the evenings when we are there, but it seems that high employee turnover, combined with inadequate training, has had a rather dramatic and detrimental effect on the Club’s service level. By way of one small example, if you are going to sell wine, your wait staff should know how to open and serve a bottle correctly. We do hope that Redstone’s management will refocus in helping Redstone return to what was once a very special place.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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140 reviews
96 attraction reviews
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“Great course close to home”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is a great course close to home! Staff is awesome!!

Visited May 2012
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