The Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club makes the most of its opportunity to flaunt the title lake. GOLF.com named the No. 11 par five as one of its Top 500 holes in the world, and indeed it’s a spectacle to be either ogled or cursed (if you lose more than one ball...or the match). The double-dogleg begins as a wooded fairway, common along much of the course before cutting left, where Lake Conroe comes into view. The next two shots (this is a true three-shot par five) must include tight iron play and prayers, as the lake creates a thin strip for the hole’s final 250 yards as it hooks around the lake.
Follow that immediately with a daunting par three that carries 160 yards to an isolated green poking out into the water body. By the time you reach No. 13, you may be more than happy to take your frustration out by hammering a ball across 200 yards of lake carry to reach the fairway. The Walden is an adventurous and challenging round.
WAY underrated. this is one of the top 10 in the state in my opinion. Sure, there are a few holes that don't exactly speak to me, but there are some holes that are some of the best ANYWHERE. 11 is amongst the best holes I've ever played. Double dogleg around lake Conroe, unarguably the prettiest hole in the Houston area. 12 is one of the better par 3s you will ever play. Carry over part of lake Conroe, making another gorgeous hole. 13 is one of the most challenging; 210 carry from tips. 18 is an amazing finishing hole. Some days, they will allow the public to pay the guest fee of $100, and definitely take advantage.