The Highlands Course and the Lakes Course were built specifically to be of equal difficulty. Both offer challenges and both are fair to golfers of all skill levels. It comes down to personal preference. The Highlands Course, which opened just a few short months before the Lakes Course, is more of a links golf experience. The danger for a golfer’s errant shots lie in the high native grasses and the numerous bunkers. Rolling fairways coupled with fast greens give golfers the feeling of playing in Scotland, the home of golf. And while the course may feel like one overseas, it is unmistakable that you are in Houston. The Highlands Course offers panoramic views of the city, from the Galleria area to the Medical Center to Reliant Park to Downtown. It’s breathtaking.
The Lakes Course offers those same views. But it also throws in the element of water hazards. The name fits as many of the holes make you navigate around the Wildcat lakes if you want to score well. This course too has rolling fairways and fast greens, but what it lacks in native grasses it makes up for in water. And both, offer dramatic elevation changes that can be rivaled by no other course in Houston.