Located across the highway from the Sam Houston Racepark, Heron Lakes serves up 18 holes of relatively easy golf where length isn't required to score well. The Horsepen Course is flat and wide open, spotted by a few ravines located by the greens.
In addition to the views of the skyline, Case had at his disposal a touch of Hill Country terrain with dramatic elevation changes, as well as the typical Houston- area prairie lands.
In 1951, Lakeside was born when a group of prominent Houston businessmen bought this area west of town known as Pine Lakes Farms.
The Bridges Course is the most recent addition, featuring wider fairways than the other nines and offering some interesting risk-reward decisions. They called it Lake Forest Country Club back then when the Elks Lodge showed an interest in owning the property.
The Bunkers Course is named appropriately, featuring loads of sand in the design. 1 is the toughest opener in Texas, playing 417 yards with two extremely dangerous shots.
It is a lengthy golf course no doubt, but it doesn't just favor those who can hit long.