How often is it that we get to play a round of golf and a newly redesigned course?
Especially one that can play well for the strongest golfer in your party as well as the weakest?
The new look golf course at La Torretta Del Lago just outside of Houston, Texas encompasses all of that and more.
Brought on in the spring of 2007 to begin the redesign, local golf course architect Jeffrey D. Blume began the huge task of redesigning the course into the landscape of the surrounding resort and spa. Although the redesign left the course at a par 71 instead of 72, Blume was able to add over 100 yards to the overall play of the course by adding some length to tee boxes and shifting greens around where possible.
All of the main assets of a golf course you would expect come into play: bunkers, water hazards, hills, natural hazards, and the play of light to give you a very memorable playing experience. The hazards on each hole are set up to challenge even the most experienced golfer, while giving those who wish to lay up and play the hole a bit easier. The greens are large to allow good opportunity to make the green in regulation, yet contoured in a way to challenge everyone when it comes time to truly test your short game.
The course is constructed of Tifdwarf Bermudagrass, with native Texas grass and wildflowers in the roughs. The course clocks in at right around 7,000 yards, and each hole is unique and memorable in it’s own way. When you’re finished with your round, you can relax in the spa area, or even spend the night in one of the golf cottages on property that provide you with a view of the course.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this Houston golf course, there is a play-by-play available.