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Canongate Golf Club's Texas Golf Trail

If you're headed to South East Texas and looking for some great golf courses and resorts, than you need to consider playing the Canongate Golf Trail. Canongate Golf has a portfolio of 5 excellent private golf courses with 108 holes in Texas that are also available for you to play as guests if you stay at the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in The Woodlands or South Shore Harbour in League City, just south of Houston. Both resorts have a very attractive Stay & Play Package.

This page has links to our review of each of the courses on the Canongate Golf Trail and our review of each of the resorts.

Canongate Golf Trail Golf Courses Golf Course Description Golf Course Picture

Canongate at Lake Windcrest

Magnolia, Texas

Texas Outside Rating - 8.8

Review of Canongate at Lake Windcrest

Lake Windcrest is characterized by an open links style look and feel, fairly generous but heavily contoured fairways, thick and challenging roughs, plenty of mounding, strategic bunkering, big fast greens with lots of slope and undulation, very good conditions, and big beautiful homes on huge lots. Lake Windcrest is fun, fair, and demanding - you can let-er-rip off the tee box, but after that it's "game on."

Lake Windcrest

Canongate at Magnolia Creek

League City , Texas

Texas Outside Rating For The England Course - 9.3

Texas Outside Rating For The Scotland Course - 9.3

Review of Canongate at Magnolia Creek - England Course

Review of Canongate at Magnolia Creek - Scotland Course

Canongate at Magnolia Creek is home to three excellent and very authentic nine hole links style courses that are as close as you get in Texas to St. Andrews, North Berwick, and Royal County Down. The Magnolia Creek Courses have dramatic mounding, deep entrenched bunkers, spacious rolling contoured fairways, native grasses, challenging green complexes, and at times, strong winds.

The conditions were excellent from tee to pin when we played and the greens are big, fast, and well guarded.

We haven't played the Ireland nine yet.

Hole at Magnolia Creek

Canongate at Panther Trail

The Woodlands, Texas

Texas Outside Rating - 9.2

Review of Canongate at Panther Trail

Panther Trail is one of those courses that you'll want to play again, and again, and again. Each hole is a unique and fun and a little different from the other holes.

You'll find a little bit of everything that will test your game - dog legs left and right, mounding and contoured fairways, some risk reward opportunities, treacherous bunkers, challenging green complexes, and even an island green!

Panther Trail

Canongate at South Shore Harbour

League City, Texas

Texas Outside Rating For The Shore Course - 9.0

Texas Outside Rating For The Harbour Course - 8.6

Review of Canongate at South Shore Harbour's Shore Course

Review of Canongate at South Shore Harbour's Harbour Course

Canongate at South Shore Harbour, which is just minutes from South Shore Harbour Resort, is home to three nine hole courses. Each of the nines are somewhat traditional and a parkland type course with tree lined fairways, water, and generally flat slightly contoured fairways.

The Shore Nine is regarded as the most challenging thanks to tough greens, thicker roughs, and tighter fairways. The Harbour Nine has water on 7 holes but it is a little shorter and more forgiving from tee to green. South plays the longest and has the highest slope and rating, but plays easier than the Shore Nine and harder than the Harbour nine. We haven't played the South Course yet.

South Shore Harbour

Canongate at The Oaks

The Woodlands, Texas

Texas Outside Rating - 8.7

Review of Canongate at The Oaks

The Oaks Course, which is adjacent to The Woodlands Resort, is a very traditional and straightforward course with flat tree lined fairways that wind through a neighborhood with large beautiful homes. The greens are huge and well guarded and the water on 10 holes can cause problems, as can the 54 white sand bunkers.

Both times that we have played, the staff has been very friendly and outgoing and the course conditions from tee box to the cup have been near perfect - in fact, I felt guilty taking a divot!

Oaks Course

Resort Reviews

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

The Woodlands, Texas

Canongate Courses Nearby - The Oaks, Panther Trail, & Lake Windcrest

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is adjacent to the pro shop for The Oaks and Panther Trail golf course. The resort has a couple options for lodging, good dining choices overlooking a lake or the Oaks Course, and some great amenities some of which include: pools and slides, running/biking trails including bike rentals, bar area with pool and shuffleboard, conference facilities, and more.

The Woodlands lodging and one of the pools

South Shore Harbour Resort

League City, Texas

Canongate Courses Nearby -South Shore Harbour and Magnolia Creek

Review of South Shore Harbour Resort

South Shore Harbour is about 2 minutes to South Shore Harbour Golf Course and about 15 minutes to Magnolia Creek. The Resort overlooks a marina loaded with beautiful huge boats. Within minutes you can be at the fun Kemah Boardwalk, at NASA Space Center, or enjoying all the other things to see and do nearby including sailing, great restaurants, attractions, fishing, shopping, and lots more.

Pool area at South Shore Harbour Resort

A membership at Canongate entitles you to play all 23 Canongate courses in Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Ohio, and North and South Carolina.