Longwood Information

Longwood Information

HCFCD Statement, April 19, 2022:

The Harris County Flood Control District is aware of new developments that will allow Triumph Golf and the Flood Control District to renew negotiations to potentially acquire a portion of the Longwood Golf Club to construct a flood risk reduction project. We will continue to share updates as appropriate and as negotiations move forward. We hope to share results of the negotiations over the next several months.

In the meantime, the Flood Control District is still planning to proceed with spot maintenance along Little Cypress Creek in the Longwood neighborhood. Maintenance may include stabilizing the slopes and banks, as well as repairing erosion near Kluge Road that eventually could impact public infrastructure if additional erosion occurs.

Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded grant dollars to the Flood Control District to fund sediment removal work across the county, including efforts in the Little Cypress Creek watershed. This is a separate effort from the proposed project at Longwood and will begin before any full flood mitigation project in the Longwood area. The project scope for the Little Cypress Creek watershed extends along Little Cypress Creek from Cypress Rosehill Road to the confluence with Cypress Creek. The Flood Control District will communicate a construction timeline for this project when appropriate.


After the 2016 Tax Day Flood, Triumph Golf approached the Harris County Flood Control District about acquiring portions of the Longwood Golf Club for flood risk mitigation projects. These projects may include improving channel conveyance of Little Cypress Creek as well as constructing new and/or expanding existing stormwater detention basins such as the existing Kluge Stormwater Detention Basin: www.hcfcd.org/F-28.

Currently, there have been no agreements between the Flood Control District and Triumph Golf to acquire any part of the Longwood Golf Club and negotiations are ongoing. However, under a potential agreement, the Flood Control District could purchase nine holes of the Longwood Golf Club to build a stormwater detention basin and improve conveyance in Little Cypress Creek while Triumph Golf reinvests the funds from the sale to make the remaining 18 holes into a high-end golf facility. This proposal would provide additional drainage right-of-way, allowing for new Little Cypress Creek project alternatives that provide increased flood risk reduction benefits to the Longwood area.

Any potential acquisition or proposed project will have a public engagement component via a Community Engagement Meeting to get feedback from residents. If it is determined that residents do not support the golf course proposal, then the Flood Control District will continue with other plans for the Little Cypress Creek Frontier Program and will consider how to integrate Longwood and other areas downstream of Cypress Rosehill Road into that program.

Statement from the Harris County Flood Control District

Distributed October 29, 2020

Survey Results

Closed December 31, 2020

FAQs on the Proposed Project

Updated February 3, 2021

This document addresses frequently asked questions the Harris County Flood Control District has received from residents regarding the Longwood Golf Club negotiations. These responses reflect the Flood Control District’s understanding at the time of publication. As conversations move forward, the Flood Control District will continue to update this FAQ and other relevant materials to share the latest information.