If you’re looking for a great place to spend a weekend golfing, enjoy one of the best lakes in Texas, and stay at an excellent resort, then this article is dedicated to you. Let’s talk about golf at Lake Conroe.

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

La Torretta closed in 2019 and reopened in 2020 as Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe!

We booked a room for a couple nights at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, which sits on the shoreline of Lake Conroe. Here are some reasons why we can highly recommend this Texas resort:

  • There is plenty of lodging, from nice hotel rooms (living area, large bathroom, and good-sized bedroom with a breathtaking view of the lake and resort amenities) to 2-bedroom cottages. They run along the golf course or lakeside villas facing Lake Conroe;
  • The service and food are okay (not great but good enough for a weekend);
  • The resort amenities are excellent. These include a lazy river, water playground for kids, water slides, two pools, a great miniature golf course, racquetball and tennis courts, a spa, guest boat slips, a beach, and more.
View of the lake from our room at La Torretta Lake Resort
Our Room at La Torretta Lake Resort
The pool area at La Torretta Lake Resort

Lake Conroe Golf Courses

One of the amenities of La Torretta Lake Resort is 18 holes of pretty good golf. Five minutes after we checked in and popped a beer, we were teeing off on the first hole.

La Torretta Golf Course has tight fairways that play through towering pine trees. I heard my ball ricocheting off the trees and hiding under the pine needles on several holes. You’ll also encounter some ponds, several white sand bunkers, dog legs, and more. All the obstacles are designed to keep you focused on your game.

Rates are reasonable and conditions are pretty good. La Torretta Golf Course is listed on Texas Outside’s list of best Texas golf resorts.

One of the Golf Holes at La Torretta Golf Course

Grand Pines at Bentwater

After a round of golf in 100-degree Texas heat, it was time to hit the pool and pay off my golfing losses! Wow, did that feel good – the pool that is.

We followed the pool with some good Mexican food at 7 Leguas and a couple of excellent Margaritas.

Some of the missing sand was from this bunker at Grand Pines

It seemed like I had just hit the sack when the alarm went off. I popped a couple of Advil and headed out to play Grand Pines at Bentwater. Wow! What a spectacular 18 holes of golf!

Grand Pines is one of the three private courses at the gated and upscale Bentwater master-planned community on Lake Conroe. Grand Pines plays beside the Sam Houston National Forest, so there are no homes (which, for me, means no lost balls in some back yards), barking dogs, or traffic to contend with.

Another great golf hole at Grand Pines

Of course, there are dog legs, water, natural areas to fly, challenging green complexes, huge bunkers, rolling contoured fairways, and dense forests to contend with. Like at La Torretta Golf Course, I had several golf balls that ricocheted off pine trees and were never found. I even nearly killed a squirrel.

However, I did find the bunkers and took home a lot of sand in my hair, shoes, and pockets. Grand Pines made our list of the Best Private Courses in Texas because it has a fantastic layout. It’s fair but demanding, a blast to play, and in near-perfect condition. Here is a link to our review of Grand Pines at Bentwater.

More Golf at Lake Conroe

Sitting on the deck at Wolfies on Lake Conroe

Back at the La Torretta Resort pool, I paid off some of my losses and forgot about my horrible play as I drifted down the lazy river. From the pool, we headed over to Wolfies on Lake Conroe to pay off another bet and feed the belly. Great setting on the edge of Lake Conroe, pretty good food, and some outstanding Margaritas. I wasn’t sure I would be able to make a tee time the next morning at Bentwater’s Weiskopf course.

A Corona at Wolfies on Lake Conroe

After downing a few cups of coffee and several Advil, I teed off on the Weiskopf course and dribbled the ball just past the forward tee box. I was concerned that was going to be my best shot of the day!

As the day progressed, I got a little better, but not much. I found two back yards of some multi-million dollar homes, knocked a branch off a tall pine, and put 3 balls in Lake Conroe! All-in-all, not a bad round.

You Can’t Go Wrong At Lake Conroe

After playing Grand Pines, most other courses were a disappointment, but Weiskopf held its own. The front nine is wide open, straight-forward and traditional, and it offers most golfers an opportunity to turn in a good round. The back nine is a lot more fun with 4 holes along the shoreline of Lake Conroe.

Weiskopf features some fun holes, huge beautiful homes, and several holes that require strategic shot making. I spent a little bit of time in the bunker below, which may look like the beaches at South Padre. After a couple of shots, I was ready to get my beach chair and umbrella and pop a cold beer!

Here is a link to our review of the Weiskopf Course at Bentwater.

After dumping all the sand out of my shoes, downing a couple of more Advil, and saying goodbye to our Houston friend, it was time to head back home. We couldn’t wait to get back.

I put one in Lake Conroe on this Weiskopf golf hole
That's a bunker at the Weiskopf course
Another Weiskopf hole at Lake Conroe

The Lake Conroe area is loaded with lots of other great golf courses and the lake is perfect for cruising, fishing, or heading over to a restaurant for drinks and food. If you’re thinking about going, check out the Lake Conroe Map and list of resources at Lake Conroe to find other fun things to do during your visit.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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