Designed by the best, Von Hagge, Smelek, and Baril...number one in Europe and number one in Houston.
Northgate's three golf courses beautifully display the design goals established by Club ownership and achieved by von Hagge. First, the courses had to be challenging and compelling as befits a private country club that will host an average of some forty rounds per year for each Member; second, the courses had to be beautiful with the golf holes and play routed so that visual intrusions from surrounding developments beyond Northgate Forest would be buffered by tree and foliage retention on strips of land set aside and designated for that purpose; third, the golf courses should have an uplifting aesthetic presence for golfers, homeowners living on Northgate's three courses, visitors, and country club guests driving through Northgate Forest and should even create a calming effect for passers by on FM 1960. With lots of von Hagge design magic and the contribution of an abundance of land for golf/greenspace by club ownership, Northgate Forest achieved its original goals and is today a highly visual and beautiful country club community and has become the crown jewel of the North Houston region.
Northgate’s golf calendar features MGA (Men’s Golf Association), LGA (Ladies’ Golf Association) and SGA (Senior Golf Association) competitive tournaments throughout the year. Rounding out the club’s golfing scene are mixed social golfing events and just plain golf with family, friends, and guests.
The Club’s Golf Professional staff actively supports and encourages Junior Golf play. With a wide variety of activities including Junior summer camps and Adult-Junior tournaments, there are plenty of activities to teach our children good sportsmanship and respect for rules and etiquette. Many of our Juniors have achieved competitive success through their golfing experiences at Northgate resulting in various awards and scholarships.
When the men and ladies of Northgate are not competing within their golf associations, Northgate’s golf Pros keep our golfers active. With holiday tournaments held on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving, husbands, wives and children all compete in relaxed sociability. Following these holiday tournaments, lunch buffets are served while the Pros tally the scores. A low key and hugely popular regular golf event that was organized to bring golfers together for early afternoon golf is the Friday Dog Fight. This event was requested by members some years ago who wanted to establish a group of golfers to play in an ongoing weekly event.
For couples wanting to enjoy relaxed sociability and low key competition Northgate has organized once a month Couples’ golf.
For the player that likes to work on their game, numerous options abound. No matter which nine you start on, you will find a practice putting green. In addition, we have our largest putting green on the front side of the clubhouse about midway from our golf cart staging area and the #1 tee boxes for our Bridges and Creek courses. No excuses for not getting in a short practice session before teeing off. Our driving range is adjacent to our #1 Bunkers tee boxes and features multiple targets and a sand bunker practice area.