Northgate Country Club
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Northgate Country Club

17110 Northgate Forest Dr, Houston,Texas,77068
Type: Private
No. Holes: 27
Detailed description

Northgate Country Club is a Private, 27 hole golf facility located in Houston, Texas. Northgate Country Club has three 9-hole golf courses. These courses can be combined in pairs to form three different 18 hole course challenges. The nine-hole courses are The Creek Course, The Bunkers Course, and The Bridges Course.

Northgate Country Club opened its first 18-holes in 1984. The 3rd nine was added in 1998. The courses were designed by Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge

The Bridges Course is the newest nine hole design, offering fast, undulating Floradwarf greens and fairly wide fairways. The layout of this course creates a multitude of situations where golfers must decide on whether to play in a risky manner or to make conservative, safer shots. One of the best holes on the Bridges Course is #3, a 427-yard, par 4, featuring a three-level fairway that hides the green from the first level, the water hazard protecting the green on the second level, and then finally allows golfers to see the entire layout of the hole's finish from the third level.

The Creek Course is not as long as the Bridges, but it is narrower and has more water coming into play. The signature hole on the Creek is #8, a 208-yard, par 3, incorporating an elevated tee box, a creek that runs along the right side and a green with a ridge in the middle and sand bunkers protecting the right and left sides.

The Bunkers Course lives up to its name by including many sand hazards into the design. Hole #1, a 417-yard, par 4, is considered the toughest starting hole in Texas. The tee shot must avoid a large sand bunker without carrying over the bunker because this will put the ball in a lake. Even if the tee shot stays away from these initial hazards, the second shot must still be carried 175 to 200 yards over water.

The club hosted the Independent Insurance Agents Junior Classic in 1999, which is an invitational tournament for the top 180 junior golfers in the nation. Past participants have included many well known tour professionals, including Tiger Woods.

Bridges/Creek __________

Blue tees: par-71, 6,839 yards, 72.6 / 133

White tees: par-71, 6,447 yards, 70.6 / 129

Red tees: par-71, 5,037 yards, 69.0 / 120

Creek/Bunkers __________

Blue tees: par-70, 6,540 yards, 71.5 / 132

White tees: par-70, 6,173 yards, 69.6 / 126

Red tees: par-70, 4,714 yards, 67.9 / 118

Bunkers/Bridges __________

Blue tees: par-71, 6,867 yards, 72.7 / 133

White tees: par-71, 6,406 yards, 70.2 / 125

Red tees: par-71, 4,983 yards, 69.1 / 119