The Member course at the Golf Club of Houston is a formidable Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy co-design which changed ownership in 2003, the same year the club hosted the first of three Shell Houston Opens.
The Member Course has a completely different personality than the Tournament. This course is laid right out in front of you and a bit narrower than its sister course. Some pretty demanding shots exist, notably the approach on the long Par 4 8th which has a pond in front that's a forced carry, and also the Par 4 16th which has a fairly large water hazard that guards the front and right sides of that green. It's a solid, fun course. I like the Tournament more, which I think requires a bit more strategy to play and can be attacked in multiple ways, whereas a majority of holes here can only be played one way.