SOUTHWYCK GOLF CLUB (713-436-9999)
Texas Golf Course Review
Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland about 10 miles south of Houston, is a Ken Cavanaugh design that has been awarded 31/2 stars (out of five) by Golf Digest Places to Play. This par 72, 7000 yard links style layout features wide, windswept fairways that are framed with mounding and tall rough formed by native grasses, with significant bunkering along the landing zones and greenside.
Wide rolling fairways lead to sprawling green complexes that are quite undulating, and frequently have ridges or tiers. There is usually plentiful room off the tee - if one can avoid the strategically placed bunkers, dense brush and tall grasses. There also is ample room greenside, although swales and collection areas can create challenging up and down situations. Most greens are open in front, inviting bump & runs and low running pitches.
Water also plays a prominent role on this design, and 13 holes have hazards in play in the shape of ponds, lakes and creeks, complimenting the 62 sand bunkers spread throughout the layout. There are 4 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6914 yards/127 slope, 6394 yards/118 slope for men and 134 for women, 5867 yards/115 slope for men and 125 for women, and 5145 yards with a slope of 112 for men and 120 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.
On property is a full service practice facility with grass range, short game area with sand bunker plus putting & chipping green. The clubhouse features a pro shop, snack area & outdoor patio serving lunch items and beverages, and locker rooms with showers for men and women. Adjacent is the SILVER LAKE athletic facility, with a nice variety of the latest cardiovascular and weight machines - players can use this facility for a visitors fee. Call 613-436-7231 for hours and information.
On course yardage markers are present at 100, 150 and 200 yards (measured to the front, middle and back of the green) and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags indicate the day's front, middle or back pin placements. We found this course to be in wonderful condition from tee to green on our late April visit. It is player friendly yet there is enough trouble to keep it interesting!
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