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Member Course

The ever-changing subtleties, the constant unpredictabilities and the whims of The Spirit of the Game make each round on the Jacobsen/Hardy Member Course a fresh challenge and a new opportunity to enjoy the sport in its purest expression.

Excellent course conditions, breathtaking vistas, challenging play and uncompromising privacy are the signature characteristics of Golf Club of Houston's Member Course.

The Member Course is a par 72, 7,508-yard championship golf course highlighted by native wetland flora and fauna. A variety of challenges, degrees of difficulty, creative tee placements, and shot options keep the course fresh each time our members set out to conquer it.

The strategic bunkering, manicured fairways and smooth, true greens echo our belief in a refined level of play that is enjoyable for all skill levels. PGA TOUR Professionals who played the Member Course during the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Shell Houston Open gave nothing but praise.

Hole 1 Par 4


Hole 1
Hole 1

Par 4

Description

The 1st hole features large trees to the left and a beautiful wetland to the right. This is one of the more spectacular tee shots on the golf course. Favor the left side of the fairway in order to avoid the bunkers guarding the right side of the green.

Men's Handicap
15
Women's Handicap
15
Black
414
Gold
390
Blue
366
White
340
Red
282

Hole 2 Par 4


Hole 2
Hole 2

Par 4

Description

You must hit a long drive down the right side of the very difficult par 4 to get your best opportunity to hit the green. The deception bunker short left makes judging distances extremely difficult. There‘s plenty of room in front to run your ball up to the green.

Men's Handicap
11
Women's Handicap
9
Black
444
Gold
431
Blue
383
White
371
Red
321

Hole 3 Par 5


Hole 3
Hole 3

Par 5

Description

This long par 5 is s slight dogleg left. A well placed second shot will give you a wedge or short iron into one of the bigger greens on the course.

Men's Handicap
13
Women's Handicap
11
Black
577
Gold
542
Blue
510
White
478
Red
452

Hole 4 Par 3


Hole 4
Hole 4

Par 3

Description

A straight mid-iron shot to the par three 4th is the smart play. Anything landing beyond the middle of the green will run off the back edge.

Men's Handicap
17
Women's Handicap
17
Black
195
Gold
192
Blue
163
White
158
Red
93

Hole 5 Par 4


Hole 5
Hole 5

Par 4

Description

Favor the left side of the hole off the tee on the par four 5th hole. This green has a ridge running from the front to the back and the surface slopes away on the right and left-hand sides.

Men's Handicap
9
Women's Handicap
5
Black
436
Gold
418
Blue
385
White
358
Red
322

Hole 6 Par 5


Hole 6
Hole 6

Par 5

Description

The wind direction determines if the par-five 6th hole is a two or three shot hole. The approach into the green, whether a second or third shot, is best played from the left side. This green is the deepest green on the course.

Men's Handicap
5
Women's Handicap
13
Black
574
Gold
539
Blue
510
White
485
Red
421

Hole 7 Par 4


Hole 7
Hole 7

Par 4

Description

The long and intimidating par four 7th hole is a straightaway shot where you can bounce your second shot into a green that slopes right to left. Water guards the left-hand side of the green and it does come into play.

Men's Handicap
3
Women's Handicap
3
Black
474
Gold
420
Blue
394
White
370
Red
344

Hole 8 Par 4


Hole 8
Hole 8

Par 4

Description

The par-four 8th is a dogleg to the right with fairway bunkers down the left-hand side. The long second shot is a forced carry over water to a large, fairly flat green.

Men's Handicap
1
Women's Handicap
1
Black
475
Gold
450
Blue
418
White
385
Red
296

Hole 9 Par 4


Hole 9
Hole 9

Par 4

Description

The 9th hole at Golf Club of Houston requires an accurate tee shot between a lake that borders the left-hand side of the fairway and the trees on the right. The second shot is into a slightly elevated green, heavily bunkered on the left-hand side. And depending on the wind, this hole can produce birdies with the short iron or bogeys with the long iron, into a very difficult green.

Men's Handicap
7
Women's Handicap
7
Black
448
Gold
433
Blue
415
White
399
Red
369

Hole 10 Par 5


Hole 10
Hole 10

Par 5

Description

The 10th hole at Golf Club of Houston plays to the northwest and dodges slightly to the right. Take your driver down the left side of the hole for the best go at the green in two. On your second shot you must carry over a bunker 35 yards short of the green or layup short and left of the bunker for the best angle into the green.

Men's Handicap
4
Women's Handicap
6
Black
562
Gold
508
Blue
481
White
454
Red
422

Hole 11 Par 4


Hole 11
Hole 11

Par 4

Description

The 11th hole is a dogleg left and is best approached from the left-center of the fairway to avoid the large, deep bunker on the right side of the green. If there is a place to miss on your second shot it is at the left side of the green for an easier up-and-down.

Men's Handicap
10
Women's Handicap
14
Black
427
Gold
413
Blue
380
White
350
Red
310

Hole 12 Par 3


Hole 12
Hole 12

Par 3

Description

The 12th hole is a long par-3 over water and features a deception bunker 25 yards short of the green. The emphasis here is on ball striking. There is room short to bounce the ball onto the green and the best place to miss it is on the right.

Men's Handicap
12
Women's Handicap
12
Black
222
Gold
217
Blue
196
White
163
Red
129

Hole 13 Par 4


Hole 13
Hole 13

Par 4

Description

Position off the tee on number 13 is everything. The tee shot with a metal wood or a long iron must be in the fairway to approach this small, L-shaped green.

Men's Handicap
8
Women's Handicap
8
Black
401
Gold
394
Blue
289
White
285
Red
257

Hole 14 Par 3


Hole 14
Hole 14

Par 3

Description

Hole number fourteen features colorful wetlands plants and tall pines. That makes this one of the most beautiful holes on the entire golf course. The obvious aim on this hole is to the right side.

Men's Handicap
16
Women's Handicap
18
Black
190
Gold
153
Blue
149
White
112
Red
86

Hole 15 Par 4


Hole 15
Hole 15

Par 4

Description

For the best angle on hole No. 15, take the tee shot over the cross bunker down the left side of the fairway. A drive right of center can end up behind a huge tree with a couple of deep bunkers guarding the right side of the green.

Men's Handicap
14
Women's Handicap
10
Black
393
Gold
377
Blue
366
White
332
Red
311

Hole 16 Par 4


Hole 16
Hole 16

Par 4

Description

This is the longest par four on the entire course. Hit your best drive or you might have a long iron or a fairway metal on your second shot. The largest green on the course is actually two small greens, with a huge role between them. It’s well-guarded by bunkers on the left and is fronted on the right by water.

Men's Handicap
2
Women's Handicap
2
Black
498
Gold
456
Blue
431
White
404
Red
379

Hole 17 Par 3


Hole 17
Hole 17

Par 3

Description

Depending on the pin placement on the 17th hole, this hole could be either a birdie or a double bogey. To the right, the green surface is wide open and approachable. But when the pin is tucked behind the left, the green surface disappears behind a deep bunker. Play it smart to the right side of the green and let your putter do the work.

Men's Handicap
18
Women's Handicap
16
Black
196
Gold
182
Blue
162
White
141
Red
121

Hole 18 Par 5


Hole 18
Hole 18

Par 5

Description

The long par 5 18th hole plays due South, so it will usually play longer than the yardage on the card. The right side of the hole is protected by wetlands down the entire hole. Get close on your second shot to give you a wedge into a shallow, well-bunkered green.

Men's Handicap
6
Women's Handicap
4
Black
582
Gold
554
Blue
529
White
499
Red
469
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