Pecan Lakes is an 18-hole, par-72 daily fee golf course. The course was designed by Jay Riviere, the noted Houston golf course architect. The course is built over 187 acres, with a nineteen acres of lake and waterway system defining the holes. Water may come into play on seventeen of the holes. There are fifty strategically placed bunkers to further create interest.
Most of the holes on the front nine play through a tall grove of native Pecan, Elm, and Water Oak. Three of the first four holes will play into the prevailing summer wind, making them play much more difficult than yardage indicates. The eighth hole is the strongest par four on the front nine. The entire left side has water, with the right side protected by a bunker and trees. The shot to the green must carry a larger bunker. The green is small and flat. Par on this hole will be an excellent score.
The back nine begins with two holes straight into the wind. The tenth is par four, measuring over 400 yards. Water runs along the left side of the fairway and wraps around the back of the green. The eleventh hole is the longest par five on the course, measuring 560 yards. The approach to the green must carry a thirty yard wide waterway. The 18th is one of the toughest finishing holes in the state. It measures 452 yards from the back tee. This is a sharp dog-leg left with the corner protected by two bunkers and out of bounds. The right side has water all the way to the green. The 18th green is the only green not bunkered, but there is plenty of other trouble to make the hole interesting. Birdies on this hole will be rare.