Piney Woods Country Club, 936/569-9821, www.pineywoodscountryclub.com
This hilly course first opened in 1926, and locals say it has “the best greens in the state.” The 18-hole championship course has various lakes and tributaries winding their way through the design. The small greens vary in undulation and their speeds are determined by the seasonal weather conditions. Most of the fairways are tree-lined, and all are bordered by a standard cut of rough. The course features 6,187 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.5, and it has a slope rating of 125. Fine dining and a swimming pool are available to members.
Woodland Hills Golf Club, 936/564-2762, www.woodlandhillsgolfclub.com
Designed by Don January, the Woodland Hills golf course opened in 1971. January used the natural rolling hills and beautiful tree-lined fairways to create a challenging layout for both the seasoned and the recreational golfer. The 18-hole championship course features 6,620 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.6, and it has a slope rating of 133. The club’s pro-shop is fully stocked and the driving range and putting green are great places to warm up before hitting the course. They even offer footgolf!