College Station Texas Golf Courses

Pebble Creek Country Club
Texas A&M Golf Course

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Pebble Creek Country Club -- Not exactly what you'd expect in Aggieland
Review by: Anonymous Nice layout. Much of central Texas doesn't have the same topography that an Austin or San Antonio can provide, but there were plenty of trees and some slight uphill/downhill despite a generally flat piece of ground. We happened to play on a day when the weather was poor. The wet conditions had us as the only players on the course. The price seemed at little steep as the lone players - $65.00 which included cart, but no range balls. The carts did have plex glass wind shields which was nice for the late fall and early winter. The course was over seeded, which made the fairways and greens very nice. The greens rolled true. There is a lot of water in play over the entire golf course. the design on several of the holes didn't seem like it fit a traditional risk/reward philosophy. For example on #1 and #10 (both par 5's), hitting a second shot over the water would still leave you 40 or 50 yards from the green, where as a 6-8iron lay-up would still leave a wedge. (Maybe Michelle or Tiger could get there?) Numbers #9 and #18 seemed to be the same type example. Water creeps out across the fairway on number 9 - driver is a risky play, but anything less and you've got a 200 yard-uphill approach or so. (I will say lack of roll in wet conditions would have just meant a lesser club off the tee because carrying the water with a driver wasn't an option) Much the same applies to number 18, although the approach was a few yards less. A lot of sand and a lot of water with some skinny necks in the dog legs on some holes is the reader's digest version. Shop staff was nice. Grill was available and had good selection.
From Waco, TX

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Gus Wortham Park Golf Course -- Nice layout, good price
Review by: Puttster Only 3 miles from downtown, this course used to be the Houston CC. It was allowed to decay and then in 2003 the City took it back and has been upgrading it ever since. Unfortunately many fairways still have weeds in them, three greens are in desperate shape and the bayou that meanders through is nasty. But every month the course looks better. My guess is it will be back to 100% in 2006. The layout is excellent. The course has a good variety of holes without being quirky, except maybe the 247 yd par 3 16th. Only 6,100 yards from the blues but I usually score the same as at Houston Memorial, which is 6,600. One of the culprits is three consecutive par 5's all with OB to the right. It is an old-fashioned course, easy walking ($16.50 on weekends). It has all the practice facilities, excellent cheeseburgers and the weekend beer cart girls come from nearby UofH. Ball resellers hang outside the fence and you can almost get your greens fees back with good deals on used balls. The pro there excellent. Gus can be tough to get on Saturday morning but for the most part word of the improvements has not gotten out and you can walk right on.
From Houston