Golf Destinations in Texas
Golf Courses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area
In the Dallas/ Fort Worth area there many courses to choose from. Each course has its own strengths and designs that draw golfers. The Bear Creek Golf Club specializes in providing a golf facility for your corporate group. You submit an "outing proposal" with information about your group to determine times and dates needed. The Club is comprised of an East Course and a West Course. Ted Robinson designed them and they opened in 1980. Avid Golfer has called the facility the "Best place to hold a corporate event". and Golf Digest has named it one of "the top 50 resort courses in America". So it has fulfilled Ted Robinson's philosophy of designing courses that improves with age! The East Course longest yardage is 6670 yards with a rating of 73.4 and slope of 138. The West Course is 6690 yards long with a rating of 73.3 and a slope of 137. Each course has multiple tee boxes in order to appeal to all level of golfers in your group. The course works with the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Programs to insure that there is minimal impact on local natural resources.
The Buffalo Creek Golf Club is listed in Rockwall, Texas. Located outside Dallas/Fort Worth, it opened in1992 and is a Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish design. It is considered one of the top five courses in the Dallas area. It is a contemporary design that uses the natural terrain to challenge golfer skills. Consistently given four stars by Golf Digest, it has some of the toughest holes in Texas. The championship length is 7018 yards with a rating of 73.8 and slope of 133.
The Chase Oaks Golf Club is a 27-hole facility located in Plano, Texas. It has two divisions. The Sawtooth course is 9-holes with two tee boxes, 3012 yards long, a course rating of 70.1 with a slope of 130. The Blackjack course is 18-holes. With a championship length of 6773, a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 139, it has consistently been considered one of the most difficult courses in the area. There course rewards good shot management rather than the long ball hitter.
The Country View Golf Course is located Lancaster, Texas, just south of Dallas. It specializes in providing low cost golfing with fast greens. With Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass the greens are said to be fast and true and challenging for your short game. Ron Garl designed the course that opened in 1989. It is 6461 yards long with a rating off 71 and slope of 128.
Fort Worth Country Club is semi-private. It used to be called Eagle Mountain Country Club. It has recently made the switch from private to accommodate the public and survive in this economic environment. Major renovations were made in all areas of the facility. This includes converting the pool to a family aquatic center and revamping holes. The cost for the services is very reasonable. Rates are as low as $ 21 on certain days. There are three tee boxes, with a maximum length of 6,550 yards. Length and difficulty has been added. The original rating was 73.4 with a slope of 129. The easiness of the course has made it a good place to practice of the driving range and take off out on the course to put the lessons into use.
The Golf Club at Champions Circle is located with easy access to the airport and downtown Fort Worth. Managed by Troon Golf, it is located on a hundred year old ranch site near the Texas Motor Speedway. Jay Morrish designed the course to follow the rolling hills that direct the golfer in the midst of mature oak and beech wood trees. With meandering creeks and limestone outcroppings, the course is a beauty to behold and a challenge to play! Strategically placed water hazards, undulating greens and rolling fairways will challenge even the good golfer. All together these features will definitely provide a game that will give you your money's worth! The Club has four tees. The longest length is 7,005 yards with a rating of 73.7 and slope of 143. The shortest is 5190 yards with a rating of 70.7 and a slope of 120. The white tee has only a 68.4 rating.
The Golf Club at McKinney has been private in the past. It is now open to the public. Lyndy Lindsey designed the course that opened in 2002 in McKinney, Texas. It is an 18-hole course with Tiff eagle Bermuda greens and Bermuda grass fairways. Set in the open prairie one is able to escape the city. It has a grill, swimming pool and practice area. There are four tees at this 72-par course with a maximum length of 6,980 yards.
Grand Oaks Golf Club is located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Don January designed the course that opened in 1972. It recently has been renovated to provide for over 7000-yard length from the back tees with a par-71. The greens were also enlarged to provide for a more challenging game. There are large oak trees, and several meandering creeks that add challenge to the game.
Hidden Oaks Golf Club is located in Granbury, Texas south of Fort Worth. Rex Worrell designed the course that opened in 1997. It has Bermuda greens and fairways. It has a maximum length of 6,880 yards with a course rating of 70.4 and a slope of 123. There are three tees to pick from. Indian Oaks Golf Club is located outside of Fort Worth in Kemp, Texas. Has a sweet 27-hole course designed by Ken Andrews. It opened in 1990.It has three tee boxes on each section. The nine-hole course is 2,583 yards long with a par of 35. The eighteen-hole course is 5,208 yards long with par at 71.
Kings Creek Golf Club is located is also located outside of Fort Worth, in Kemp, Texas. It is built on 210 acres near Cedar Creek Lake. Rick Mai designed the course. In fact the Mai family has opened and operated the course since it opened in 1985. It has a country "feel" with the large Texas Sky above. Nearly every hole has a water feature. It has a course rating of 72 with a slope of 124. There is a large banquet hall and overnight facilities for your stay.
Lake Arlington Golf Course is located in the Fort Worth suburb of Arlington, Texas. It is an incredibly inexpensive course on 185 acres. It is one of the older courses since it opened in 1963. It has a traditional layout for a 71-par course. Trees line the course to provide the park-like setting.
Lost Creek Golf Club is located in a Fort Worth suburb of Aledo, Texas. The course opened in 1978. It has three tee boxes with a maximum length of 6388 yards and a rating of 71.1. The slope is 126, with a par of 72. Tree-lined fairways follow the rolling terrain. Nine of the holes have water features with many bunkers making the greens a challenge. The course uses Bermuda grass on all elements of the course.
Meadowbrook Golf Course is located in the east central area of Fort Worth. The par-71 course is one of the busiest in the city. There are three tees with a maximum length of 6,363 yards and a slope of 126 and a rating of 70.2. The course first opened in 1922, but has been renovated over the years with the last reseeding done in 2005. The result is it is considered one of the top 25 municipal courses of Texas.
Oakridge Country Club is located in Garland, Texas. It opened in 1983. It is known for well-manicured fairways and greens with water coming into play on 14 holes. There are three tee boxes. The longest length is 6,516 yards with a par 71. The rating is 71.3 with the slope of 126. The meandering of Duck Creek combined with 50 strategically placed bunkers create a challenging round of golf. It is said to have some of the finest greens in the area.
The Old Brickyard Golf Course is one of the courses that provide an interesting round with a touch of local history. Located on the old Ferris Brick Company, it incorporates three old quarries used by the factory in its layout. The result is a great many elevation changes and wonderful scenic views. You'll learn a lot about local history, plus have a good game of golf. John Ponco designed the course that opened in 2000. The course is well kept. The greatest length is 6,486 yards with a slope of 129 and rating of 70.6. The Tiff Eagle Bermuda grass on the greens is quick so be prepared for a very challenging game! It is, also, one of the most locally social courses with the "Old Brickyard Association" which provides many small tournaments to its members.
Pecan Ridge Golf Club is located in Scurry, Texas outside of the Dallas/ Fort Worth metro-area. It opened in 1997. There are three tee boxes. The distance from the back tees 5860 yards with a par 71. It has not received a very good rating.
Pecan Trails Golf Club is a public course located in Midlothian, Texas outside the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. It opened with 18-holes in 1989. Since then 3 holes have been added to give you more play for you money. Tony Wells designed the traditional course that is known to have wide tree-lined fairways. The greens are relatively flat and easy.
Prairie Lakes Golf Course is located in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is a popular golf course in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. The popularity has been spawned because of the massive renovation involving nearly every area of the course. Ralph M. Plummer designed the course that opened in 2005. It had 18-holes, the red and white sections, with the blue being added in 2006. There are Bermuda grass fairways lined with mature Mesquite trees and hybrid Bermuda greens. The fairways contain many water features, including Mountain Creek Lake. Many holes have large landing areas to help you set up your shot, and doglegs to challenge your ability to make the shot. The facility has Texas' largest practice green, plus a driving range and practice fairway to improve your game. The longest length is 6,350 yards, a slope of 118 and a course rating of 71.
Ridgeview Golf Club is located in Plano, Texas. Ridgeview Ranch has quick putting surfaces with undulations. The fairways are medium in width with many water features. The 7th hole, a par 3 at 161 yards, requires a shot over a stream to a large, tilted green and is considered the signature hole. The course opened in 1996. Jeffery D. Brauer designed the course. There are four tee boxes with a championship length of 7025 yards and 78 bunkers, a rating of 74.1 and slope of 130. Bermuda grass is the grass used on the course. There is a creek meandering throughout the course with a number of limestone outcroppings to add to the beauty and challenge of the course.
Riverchase Golf Club is located in the Dallas/ Fort Worth suburb of Coppell, Texas. It is within 10 minutes of DFW airport. Jim Fazio designed the course that opened in 1988. The course has Champion Bermuda greens and water features that come into play on 14 of the holes. The longest yardage is 6,593 yards with a slope of 133 and rating of 72.2.
Riverside Golf Course is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie. Roger B Packard designed this links-style course that opened in 1984. Situated on the banks of the Trinity River, it has all the features of a links courses. Considered one of the top 20 courses in the area by Avid Golfer, there are rolling fairways with plenty of water features. There are four tee boxes with a maximum length of 6957 yards. The rating is 74.4 with a slope of 132.
Squaw Valley Golf Course is located 60 miles southwest of DFW in Glen Rose , Texas. It was given a 4 1/2 star rating by Golf Digest. With 36 holes, it has the potential to challenge many aspects of your game. The course has rolling fairways that wander through century's old oak trees. Areas of clustered trees cause you to shot wisely. Couple that with the meandering Squaw Creek and all your game management skills will be used. The two courses have been named the Apache Links and Comanche Lakes Courses. They have been lengthened to over 7,000 yards. The Links course's maximum length is 7063 with a rating of 73.6 and slope of 130. The length of the Lakes course is 7,000 yards with a rating of 73.9 and slope of 132. The course is sure to one you'll remember!
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course is located in The Colony, Texas. The area is considered one of the trendy areas of Dallas, with its comparisons to Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula. Tripp Davis designed the course that opened in 1988. He designed a links course that uses the natural shoreline as a backdrop for the holes. Each has narrow fairways requires a steady aim. It is recommended that you take the shots aggressively, but keep in mind the possibility wind gusts that could send the ball off into a different direction. With a lighthouse theme it is a very attractive course.
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