Walden Golf Course: One of the Best in Texas

Lara DeHavenLake Conroe, Local Business, Montgomery County

Walden Golf Course

Sitting along Lake Conroe off of Walden Rd is an unassuming golf course. Don’t let appearances fool you; it is one of the best. According to Golf Digest, Walden Golf Course is the #1 Golf Course in the Houston area. Additionally, they ranked the course the 5th best in the entire state of Texas. Quite an achievement considering there are so many golf courses just in the Lake Conroe area. So what should you know about Walden Golf Course? We will look into its history and what it offers.


Since 1976, the Walden Golf Course has been a fixture in the Lake Conroe area. Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin designed it to combine the beauty of the area with a challenging course. Tall pine trees and strong oak trees line the boundaries of the fairways. The course is meticulously maintained. And, the lake itself plays a part in both the beauty and challenge.

Golf Texas says, von Hagge and Devlin “moved over 300,000 cubic yards of earth to extend the lakefront property.” This move gave the course an infamous “589-yard double dogleg.” Golfers will find #11 on this dogleg, which has a par 5. This hole is rated in the top 500 holes in the world! You can see this hole in the aerial photograph above.

What it Offers:

Walden Golf Course is a private golf course. It offers memberships to residents and non-residents alike. They do allow non-member guests to play as well. Golf pros are on staff, who are available to teach lessons for all skill levels. The golf course wants all players regardless of skill level to enjoy its course. In other words, beginners are welcome. After a round of golf, you can visit the Cafe on the Green. The restaurant offers everything from a burger to filet mignon.

The Walden Golf Course is one of the best in Texas. For more information, peruse their website. Find out how to become a member, reserve a tee time, get lessons, and more. The next time you are looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors, play a game, and get some exercise consider heading over the Walden.