Houston >Golf Courses > Memorial Park Golf Course
6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.764528 -95.431062
Neighborhoods: Central, Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Look to the Left – As you drive around Memorial Park's West Loop, you will notice many joggers with different sized dogs. If you have ever run at this park, you will notice that your feet and lungs are covered with red clay. If you have a white, furry dog...be prepared for him/her to be peach after a run.
We prefer the left side of the park with the tall pine trees for shade. Insects aren't too bad and there are a couple of squirrels. There is some minor trash, so please watch what your dog tries to nibble.
There are a few joggers who have their dogs off-leash even though this is not a safe practice and is against the City's code. Sometimes, I see people playing fetch here too.
Bring water for your dog. The fountains are a little skanky. I think there are two around the joggers' circle.
Because so many pets pass through here, also be aware of Giardia.
the people in the club house are total butt heads!!!!!!!!!!! – they are so mean the course is awesome but the people in the club house aare not very nice
Memorial Park offers plenty of walking space for those of us who LOVE to powerwalk. Memorial Park is a beautiful park and very clean. Friendly folks who observe and obey the code of ethics. A lovely park for those of us who enjoy staying physically fit. However, the pollution in H town is an ongoing problem, and in the park too. So, you're breathing in that stuff while exercising. Parking isn't a problem (early morning ha-ha).
Oh, many thanks to St. Theresa for allowing us to use your clean
Great park – This park is great, if you like to bike, run, play sports then this is your park. There are lots of things you can do here. The restrooms are not very clean but if you are going to the outdoors you should also not be expecting Ritz Carlton type restrooms. The bike trails are very fun and have all types even for people that are just starting out. The only thing that I would like is that the park would implement park rangers or HPD officers on bikes. Many times you will see the soccer crowd leave beer cans all over or people just acting stupid. You know there always is the few that act stupid. Other than that this is a great park for all the family including the dog.
Beautiful, in-close, historic course, updated and ideal for today's golf. – Great old style layout, with very mature trees. Fair course, with accuracy rewarded. Fairways are generally large, but there are plenty of places to lose a ball. Water is only an important issue on a couple of holes. Total distance ranges from 7,305 to 5,459, offering a good chance for every level of golfer.
Tee times filled by lottery three days in advance, and the course stays full but not crowded. Marshals keep players moving at a reasonable pace. As others have mentioned, parking is a problem in the immediate parking lot, but there is plenty of parking at the church across the street and along the loop road (why do golfers complain about having to walk a couple of hundred extra yards?) Nice full service facility - good instructional staff, nice range (gets very crowded at peak times), decent pro shop and good food at Beck's Prime Grill.
I would not recommend no more than just a run or possible bike ride here. – The park is a good place to run being that the weather is pleasant and allows for it. Cycling can be sometimes difficult with traffic. Overall it is great for those who do not want to buy a gym membership and choose to stay active. The restrooms? Do your best to go before you come. The gas station restroom is a million times cleaner and you have a feel that you will be mugged here before there. Parking is not too difficult even during busy times. Someone is always coming and going. If your purpose is to run and be healthy, forget its flaws and go get your run on. It does have a Beck's Prime on the premises. And no burger can top 'em. Fuddruckers comes close, but does not have the full smoked flavor.
A Texas Legend – I've played all the Houston area daily fee courses, and this is one of my favorites. It's long from the tips, but the landing areas are wide and fair on most holes. Very traditional layout, unlike some of the "target golf" courses around, and is a great walking course. You will also use every club in your bag. The marshalls will keep the play moving, which is a plus for me.
Home of the Houston Open in the 50's-60's, and was restored to original layout in 1994. It does get more play than any other public course in the area, but is still well kept. Parking is an issue so get there early.
Facilities are not the best but... – The park is a nice place to run and bring your dog... just make sure it is on a leash. They could improve on the restroom situation in a big way... more than one real restroom would be nice.
The crown jewel of the city's central green space, this course is chock-full of Houston history and modern amenities. – The Course
Opened in 1936, Memorial Park Golf Course has hosted PGA Tour events, Senior Tour tournaments and countless regional and local tourneys, but by the 1990s, time had taken its toll on this long, old-style municipal playground designed by John Bredemus.
In 1996, following a $4 million renovation project, the course regained its reputation as a premier public golf facility situated in the heart of a metropolitan area. Its quirks and charms are now enjoyed by a new generation of duffers. A refurbished clubhouse, numerous re-designed fairways and greens featuring Bermuda tif grass make this an exhilarating and affordable experience. Weekday green fees range from $22 to $42. Surrounded by towering trees, the immensely popular Memorial Park Jogging Trail, and offering subtle undulations on many holes, this course combines the best of in-city proximity and remote tranquility.
Driving Range: Yes
Pro Shop: Yes
Cart Rental: Yes
Better take the bus – Parking is horrible!!!! This couse is neatly located in the city's largest and most populated park, and you share parking with picnickers, runners, tennis players, and dog owners. Which greatly out number the golfers. Only thing that can be said is "Good for a City Course at a somewhat reasonable price." Nothing to compare with the privately owned daily fee courses in the Houston Area. Greatwood or Memorial at the same price? Not even a contest, Greatwood hands down. But you do have to make the dirve to Sugar Land.
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