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.
This course could be #1 in texas if it weren't for all of the houses on the course. They make it look way worse. I still think the layout is top 10 in Texas and the top 5 prettiest. Pace of play and conditions are outstanding besides one thing: The par 3 tee boxes. Especially #12, they look like straight uo dirt. Besides that, it's a great couse. Greens are very fast, up to 13. Theres not one bad hole, but the ones that are my favorite are 1,2,3,7,8,12,14,16,18
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.