Golf Destination Houston
When it comes to golf, Houston is affordable and there's plenty of it. Of the more than 150 golf courses in the area, the majority are open to the public. And because the Houston area is so large, they run the gamut from tree-lined, heavily wooded courses on the north side to wide-open coastal plains layouts where wind is very much a factor. Green fees are generally well below the national average with hardly any courses costing more than $100 to play, even on weekends. Golf is very much a year-round sport here as well, with mild winters similar to north-central Florida, but fall is probably the best time of year to play there. The area is home to two premiere tournaments, both in the spring -- the Shell Houston Open on the PGA Tour, and the Insperity Invitational on the Champions Tour.