Golf course, restaurant coming on bank of Buffalo Bayou

The East River 9 golf course and Riverside Houston restaurant will be overlooking the city of Houston skyline. (Rendering of Riverhouse Houston; Courtesy of Sterling Illustration)
The East River 9 golf course and Riverside Houston restaurant will be overlooking the city of Houston skyline. (Rendering of Riverhouse Houston; Courtesy of Sterling Illustration)

The East River 9 golf course and Riverside Houston restaurant will be overlooking the city of Houston skyline. (Rendering of Riverhouse Houston; Courtesy of Sterling Illustration)

A new public golf course and restaurant are coming to Houston’s Fifth Ward on the bank of Buffalo Bayou in early 2022.

East River 9—a public, nine-hole, par 3 golf course—will be the only of its kind inside of the Loop, according to a release sent out by Midway, the Houston-based real estate investment and development firm working on the project.

The course will also include a 300-yard driving range, 12,000-square-foot putting green, stadium lighting and a 1,000-square-foot pro shop with merchandise, rental clubs and refreshments.

Riverside Houston, the restaurant that was announced along with the golf course, will provide a scratch kitchen menu along with a selection of beer, wine and spirits. The eatery will be able to accommodate more than 1,000 people.

Both East River 9 and Riverside Houston will be a part of East River, a 150-acre development that is promising to change the city’s waterfront along the Buffalo Bayou into an economic center that includes housing, retail, office space and green space.


“We are excited to create a welcoming and natural atmosphere that will serve Houston for years to come,” said Don Cristopher, founder of DKC Group Companies, which is partnering on the East River project, in a release.


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