Here in Texas we love golf.

When the sport first arrived here in the 19th century, it was essentially a country club affair where the men would head out and hit the course while ladies socialized at the club. But post-World War II the game changed, especially in Houston, where the development of more municipal courses meant greater opportunities for the public to play, while the birth of the Houston Open, and the success of local stars like Jack Burke Jr. and Jimmy Demaret, brought national attention to the city’s burgeoning scene.

These days Houston has more golf courses than you can shake a club at, from the private ones that require you know somebody on the inside, to the city courses where anyone can play. So we’ve teed up this guide for you: Ahead are the local courses you simply must have on your radar, some dream Texas trips, and a look at how far we’ve come in embracing the great game of golf.

In This Feature:

Jack Burke Jr. Wants to Bring Great Golf to Houston

Even in his upper 90s, the legendary player's work is far from over.

04/28/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Muni Saved: Revitalizing the Historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course

The splashiest golfing destination in town

04/27/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Our Favorite Houston-Area Golf Courses

The local clubs you need to know about

04/30/2021 By Denise Cathey, Timothy Malcolm, and Catherine Wendlandt

5 Texas-Sized Golf Trips Worth Dreaming Over

Good times await at these golf resorts a fair way away from H-Town.

04/26/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Emma Schkloven, and Denise Cathey

9 Great Golf Gets and Gadgets

A little birdie tells you what to buy.

04/29/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt