The Cy-Fair area is home to many thriving golf courses, from the Sterling Country Club course to the challenging and highly rated BlackHorse course in Cypress. This guide provides information on local courses, upcoming golf events and some introductory definitions for those looking to learn more.

Cy-Fair tournaments

Reach Unlimited Golf Classic
The tournament raises funds for the construction of the Reach Learning Activity Center
BlackHorse Golf Club
April 29, 7 a.m. • $250 per person
281-469-8058 •

Acts of Wisdom Golf Tournament
The tournament benefits the nonprofit Acts of Wisdom
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
May 1, 11 a.m. • $110 per person

BF Adam Classic
The four-person scramble tournament benefits the Cy-Fair Education Foundation
BlackHorse Golf Club
May 14, 9:30 a.m. • $150 per person
281-807-3591 •

North Cypress Spring Classic
The tournament benefits the Lone Survivor Foundation
BlackHorse Golf Club
May 15, 1:30 p.m. • $325 per person
832-912-3692 •

BYG Bash Golf Tournament
The tournament is hosted by Backyard Grill and benefits nonprofit Cy-Hope in its mission to help disadvantaged children in Cy-Fair.
Jersey Meadow Golf Course
Details on 2015 tournament TBA

FORE Cy-Fair Golf Tournament
The four-person scramble tournament benefits the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce and the Adam Skinner Memorial Scholarship of the Cy-Fair Education Foundation
BlackHorse Golf Tournament
Sept. 29, 11 a.m. • $250 per person
281-373-1390 •

Golf Lingo

Par—the standard number of strokes to finish a hole
Birdie—one under par
Eagle—two under par
Bogey—one over par
Mulligan—a second chance to perform a stroke

Courses and formats

Links course—a type of course characterized by dunes, sandy soil and an undulating surface
Best Ball—a tournament format where all golfers on a team play their own balls, but the lowest score is counted for each hole
Scramble— a tournament format where all players in a team play from the location of the best shot

Special Deals

Most golf courses offer discount rates for golfers at certain times. Details for time-based rate discounts vary at each course.

Twilight, super twilight—reduced rates for golfers who begin after a certain time in the afternoon
Seniors, juniors—some courses offer reduced rates for players of a certain age
Weekday—rates on weekdays are often lower than on weekends
Winter—some courses lower their rates during colder seasons