Designed by Keith Foster, the Tradition at Cypresswood Golf Club is the longer and tougher of the two 18-hole courses at a fabulous 36-hole public golf facility located within the wooded landscape of north Houston.
This is a very interesting facility, first and foremost. Driving into the parking lot, it looks like a goat track with a bumpy, basic parking lot, and a pro shop operating out of a trailer, something that I believe had to do with damage from Hurricane Harvey. You take your golf cart down a street for about a half-mile, wondering if you're going to a golf course or haunted house, and then all of the sudden Tradition pops out in front of you. Immediately upon seeing it you can tell it's a good golf course and it does not disappoint. All the Par 5s here are outstanding. Excellent risk-reward holes that require thoughtful shot placement from tee to green. The 12th is my favorite among those longer holes. There are also some real gems of short Par 4s, being the 6th and 17th. The 6th has a great green complex and a bunker short/right that is extremely intimidating and makes the angle you choose off the tee an imperative decision. The 17th has a cluster of bunkers and a water hazard to the right which leads to a good four or five ways to play that hole. All in all, this is a real hidden gem of a golf course. You can't judge the book by its cover here.