PGA DFS Course Breakdown – Golf Club of Houston – 3/28/18


Golf Club of Houston

7,450 yards Par 72
4 par 3’s 4 par 5’s
Bermuda grass overseeded with bentgrass and rye

The fairways are average in size with very light ruff around them. 2 inches or less. They try to duplicate this course as much as they can to be like Augusta National. Even cutting the grass towards the tee boxes to make them faster. The fairways and greens will be very fast here. But there is rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday that would significantly slow them down. The fairways however are surrounded by bunkers and a lot of water. 10 holes have water along them. This is a bombers course and will be even more so if there is a lot of rain right before they tee off. They help this with the very light ruff just have to be careful of the water and bunkers. The greens are Bermuda but the overseeding has pretty much taken over making them play like bentgrass. This could be an advantage if guys are looking for good putters on Bermuda. The greens are large here with very little slope. But there are different levels with runoff areas on these large greens. And they are very firm and fast. Which the rain would you impact the firmness slowing down approach shots but still should be fast putting. And there is also wind in the forcast. And it’s Texas so the wind can change at the drop of a hat and become even stronger. Picked my out guys good in wind I think will be something I’m looking for this week. 4 of these Par 4’s are over 450 yards which is something else I’m looking for this week. Guys good on long par 4’s.

Hole Breakdown

Par 4
12th 338 yards
10th 380
1st 397
3rd 398
2nd 429
11th 441
6th 464
5th 480
18th 488
17th 489

Par 3
7th 174
16th 188
14th 216
9th 238

Par 5
8th 557
4th 566
13th 590
15th 608


Suppose to rain a lot on Wednesday and stop Thursday morning. And it’s Texas so the wind can pick up at anytime and have high gusts.

Thursday 60-78 degrees 7mph W 20% rain
Friday 56-80 9mph NE 0%
Saturday 62-76 12mph SSE 10%
Sunday 65-81 13 SSE 10%

Past Champions

2017 Russell Henley -20 by 3 strokes
2016 Jim Herman -15 by 1
2015 J.B. Holmes -16 playoff
2014 Matt Jones -15 playoff
2013 D.A. Points -16 by 1
2012 Hunter Mahan -16 by 1
2011 Phil Mickelson -20 by 3
2010 Anthony Kim -12 playoff
2009 Paul Casey -11 playoff
2008 Johnson Wagner -16 by 2


SG off the tee
SG approach 150-175 yards
SG approach 200+ yards
Driving distance
Par 5 scoring
Greens in regulation
Par 4 450-500 yards