Sharpstown Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Houston, Texas.
The 18 hole, par 70 course has implemented four (4) sets of tees, allowing moderate degree of difficulty for the novice and beginner, yet enough length (6660 from the back tees) to test the avid and skilled player.
Sharpstown's amenities include a driving cage for practice or warming up, two (2) putting greens, a chipping green, full service pro shop, cafÃ© and beverage cart, and golf professionals who are available for lessons. Tee-times are available on weekends and holidays.
The picture above in the upper left is the tee box for hole #1.
$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2010 at 8am
The clausterphobic layout (think of holes 1, 9, 10, and 18 as an undivided 4-lane highway) can create real pace of play problems, but overall the course routing is good, and pace of play evened out on a crowded Saturday morning, which I found surprising--the first 10 or 11 holes were pretty slow. The greens were bumpy, but I don't remember many mis-directed putts because of it. They also held shots a little better than I expected. Respectable length on most par 4s, counterbalanced by a laughingly short par 5 finishing hole.
$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2009 at noon
This is a municipal course with a fairly high number of walkers. Even so, the pace is reasonable (I don't know about weekends)and a walker with a pull cart should be able to keep up - on a "cart paths only" day it may actually be faster to walk. The layout is nice for a bargain course and there are quite a few trees. Like many lower priced courses, there is no true 'rough', mostly dirt and scrubby weeds off the fairway Water will come into play on only a few holes and only one hole for mid handicappers or better. A few of the greens are protected but many of the putting surfaces are average at best and can be a little bit bumpy.. However, the lines seem relatively true. Conclusions: If you walk courses to get mild exercise and some enjoyment it is a bargain and you won't be berated by cart drivers. Same for beginners, high handicappers, and some mids. Others will probably find the course too uninteresting regardless of price.
$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2008 at 4pm
I had not played this course in over 10 years. I hated it then, but I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. My husband has just taken up the sport and the course layout was perfect for someone who is learning the game.
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