Friday, June 26

Golf Destinations: Houston’s La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa

(Jason Pearce/Flickr)

THE NEW REDESIGN of the resort golf course at La Torretta Del Lago just outside of Houston, Texas, incorporates something for everyone. It challenges the experienced golfer while being fair and playable for the casual player.

In the spring of 2007, La Torretta Del Lago management hired local golf course architect Jeffrey D. Blume to oversee the redesign of a golf course that had fallen into some disrepair. Not only was Blume asked to bring the golf course back to life, he needed to make certain the redesigned layout fit in with the rest of the resort area and locale.

Blume lengthened the course by more than 100 yards by moving tee boxes and greens. La Torretta Del Lago now measures about 7,000 yards. Par was changed from 72 to 71.

Blume’s redesign incorporated a smart combination of bunkers, water hazards, hills, natural hazards and the play of light to create an enjoyable and scenic golf experience. Each hole includes hazards that will challenge experienced golfers, yet also allow for lay-up shots. The greens are expansive and challenging, not difficult to reach in regulation and certainly a good short game test for players of all abilities.

La Torretta Del Lago fairways and greens are Tifdwarf Bermudagrass. Those who venture into the rough will find their golf ball among native Texas grasses and wildflowers.

In addition to a redesigned golf course, La Torretta Del Lago has comfortable golf cottages and a full-service spa.

To learn more about the golf course, including a hole-by-hole description, visit

Brought to you by La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa and ARMCHAIR GOLF STORE.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This course is a blast! Conditions were great, however the greens could use a little more money put into them. Overall i will definitely play this course again. The whole resort is actually one of the best places i've seen in or around houston.