We opted for a mediocre course, Glenbrook Golf Course, a public course on the southeast side of Houston. I had played here once previously, it was a round in which JR cleaned up...we left far too much money on the table for him that day! Anyways, it's a challenging course. There are a number of holes in which you have to hit over the bayou, a Houston thing. It's the only city in which I've played over them...
Overall, I was actually happy with the play of the course. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were generally in good (and playable) condition. There was a hole that was a little beat up, right off of I-45, that was definitely a distraction! The view was far from my last round in Hawaii...passing cars and fumes were considerably different than palm trees and coconuts!
The back nine I was more on top of my game, more relaxed, and put together some great strokes. With 5 pars, I closed the day with a strong 39...which was quite the turnaround from the front. On the last hole, a par 5, had I turned my feet a little, I likely would have been on the green in two. I was satisfied with the par, though.
I would recommend Glenbrook for the challenge and the price. On one of the, if not the, hottest days of the year (97 degrees), it was still an enjoyable day on the course. More so because I won the two year old rivalry by 7 strokes, with my 92. Next up...not sure, but I'm hoping I'm back in the 80s!