When it comes to daily-fee public golf courses, the gold standard in the city of Houston is Wildcat Golf Club. Originally opened in 2001, the course boasts rolling hills and swells that provide incredible views of the downtown skyline, the Galleria and Reliant Stadium from virtually anywhere on the 36-hole course. It's the official golf course for all the Houston professional sports franchises, so chances are that if you've played in a corporate or charity event, you've played at Wildcat. It's what they do best. In a fiercely competitive golf economy, owners Elmer Stephens and Tim Lolodice have managed to keep greens fees very affordable (including an enticing monthly membership fee of $300 that includes golf, cart and range fees) and customer service at a premium at Wildcat.