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Currently, my favorites are:

  • Fazio Canyons/Foothills, Coore-Crenshaw Cliffside, and Palmer Lakeside at Barton Creek
  • Slick Rock and Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay
  • Stone bridge Ranch - Dye Course, Cowboys Golf Club and Stevens Park in Dallas
  • Falconhead in Austin
  • Squaw Valley in Glen Rose

I live in Dallas so my exposure to other cities is limited. Really excited to play Sqauw Valley in Glen Rose this weekend. Anyone play it?

What're your favorites in Texas?

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These may not be what I would call favorites because I don't live in Texas anymore. Native Texan. But they are the ones we have enjoyed.

Dallas - Texas Star - My wife and I usually travel to or through Dallas every year and we try to play somewhere different each time. But we have played Texas Star every year just because we like the greens, atmosphere, and the scenery cruising around that place. The people there are always so nice.

Dallas - Cowboys Golf - We also like Dallas Cowboys but with 2 of us playing that gets pretty expensive. Also we drink beer the whole time and having them include free food in the fees doesn't really pay off much for us. 

Austin - Falcon Head - We also had a good time in Austin playing here and it wasn't really expensive but it was a really fun layout.

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I’ve only played two courses but I liked old American 

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2 hours ago, Gopokes14 said:

These may not be what I would call favorites because I don't live in Texas anymore. Native Texan. But they are the ones we have enjoyed.

Dallas - Texas Star - My wife and I usually travel to or through Dallas every year and we try to play somewhere different each time. But we have played Texas Star every year just because we like the greens, atmosphere, and the scenery cruising around that place. The people there are always so nice.

Dallas - Cowboys Golf - We also like Dallas Cowboys but with 2 of us playing that gets pretty expensive. Also we drink beer the whole time and having them include free food in the fees doesn't really pay off much for us. 

Austin - Falcon Head - We also had a good time in Austin playing here and it wasn't really expensive but it was a really fun layout.

Love falconhead too! Played in before a wedding in Austin! Tough course. Updated it to my original post!

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2 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I’ve only played two courses but I liked old American 

I’ll need to go try that one out!

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9 hours ago, Alecchaseevans said:

I’ll need to go try that one out!

Lpga has been there the last two seasons. Some nice holes along the lake Lewisville 

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I’m with you on Barton Creek. I’ve played there many times! San Antonio has some good golf, even the City courses, and I’ve enjoyed playing the TPC, and the Quarry there as well. I played Butterfield Trail in El Paso and loved it. I also like Dallas Star, but I don’t remember the names of courses I’ve played in Dallas.... Been some years ago. East Tx has some very good courses as well, near Longview/Tyler. Courses in Kingwood, Katy, The Woodlands, etc are all better than the public ones IN Houston. Not a fan of Houston golf...


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I will also check out Old American. Question for any of you guys. I guess the new requirements have restricted me from applying to be a tester because  I only have 8 likes and need 15. Those Ben Hogan Icon irons, made in DFW area, look awesome! Are you guys seeing the same restrictions? Not that they would likely select me anyway, but kind of a drag. Thinking about running by the factory next trip, if they are allowing it during corona virus, and checking them out. Has anyone seen them up close? Kind of a Texas golf subject.

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I've played many of the courses listed above and they are good ones for sure. We also have several here and around the local area that are quite good as well. I live in W. Texas and two of the best courses that anyone can play listed below. If any of you guys ever leave the big city areas you'll thank yourself for trying these two.

Diamondback in Abilene http://www.diamondbackgolfclub.biz/ - Charles Coody design - always in top condition with impeccable greens - what else would you expect from a former Master champion?

Rawls Course in Lubbock https://therawlscourse.com/ - Tom Doak design - very challenging design with great greens and many rugged/wild bunkers. (if you've ever played Pacific Dunes you'll see Doak's architecture style in this course.)

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I will also check out Old American. Question for any of you guys. I guess the new requirements have restricted me from applying to be a tester because  I only have 8 likes and need 15. Those Ben Hogan Icon irons, made in DFW area, look awesome! Are you guys seeing the same restrictions? Not that they would likely select me anyway, but kind of a drag. Thinking about running by the factory next trip, if they are allowing it during corona virus, and checking them out. Has anyone seen them up close? Kind of a Texas golf subject.

I was a tester for Ft Worth irons two years ago, and I reached-out to the guys at Hogan HW about coming-by. They said there isn’t much to see there, and kind of discouraged me from stopping. It may have changed by now, but it doesn’t hurt to just give them a call and see if they’re allowing visitors, when is best, and if you need an appointment.

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The Tribute is a good one around Dallas. If you can get on, Lantana is pretty fun as well. For affordable public golf Coyote Ridge in Lewisville is a fun and surprising challenge.


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Oh wow, yeah maybe I will stick to just ordering a demo club or 2. That is not what I expected on the BH clubs location. I understand they were coming back from bankruptcy but that’s really small. 

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The most fun I've ever had playing golf in Texas was at the Graham country club!  A 9-hole track with a hodgepodge of rental clubs.

 

Windy, cold and fun!!!  

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I also just got back from playing 5 rounds in Glen Rose. Squaw Valley has two amazing courses: The Lakes and The Links. Both in GREAT shape, very friendly staff, very affordable and a nice little getaway in a small town. Also shot the best round of my life on the links! 79 for a 5.7 differential! Makes for a good time when you go low!!

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On 5/16/2020 at 5:28 PM, HeathS16 said:

The Tribute is a good one around Dallas. If you can get on, Lantana is pretty fun as well. For affordable public golf Coyote Ridge in Lewisville is a fun and surprising challenge.


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The Tribute is on my list!! Also The Bridges in Gunter is very fun. So is Coyote Ridge as you mention. Got some tough holes!

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On 5/16/2020 at 9:23 AM, PlaidJacket said:

I've played many of the courses listed above and they are good ones for sure. We also have several here and around the local area that are quite good as well. I live in W. Texas and two of the best courses that anyone can play listed below. If any of you guys ever leave the big city areas you'll thank yourself for trying these two.

Diamondback in Abilene http://www.diamondbackgolfclub.biz/ - Charles Coody design - always in top condition with impeccable greens - what else would you expect from a former Master champion?

Rawls Course in Lubbock https://therawlscourse.com/ - Tom Doak design - very challenging design with great greens and many rugged/wild bunkers. (if you've ever played Pacific Dunes you'll see Doak's architecture style in this course.)

I’ve heard GREAT things about Rawls! Never heard of Diamondback so I’ll check that out!

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Currently, my favorites are:
  • Fazio Canyons/Foothills, Coore-Crenshaw Cliffside, and Palmer Lakeside at Barton Creek
  • Slick Rock and Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay
  • Stone bridge Ranch - Dye Course, Cowboys Golf Club and Stevens Park in Dallas
  • Falconhead in Austin
  • Squaw Valley in Glen Rose
I live in Dallas so my exposure to other cities is limited. Really excited to play Sqauw Valley in Glen Rose this weekend. Anyone play it?
What're your favorites in Texas?
Texas Star, Castle Hills in Lewisville, Wildcat in Houston, Champions (Cypress Creek, of course), Wolfdancer in Bastrop, and Lochinvar in Houston. I worked at Redstone in high school, now Golf Club of Houston, so I've got a spot for the member course, which used to be El Dorado, but idk how it stacks up without my nostalgia!

Oh. And if you're ever in Laredo, you've GOT to play The Max. Multiple holes have the Rio Grande as a water hazard and the day I played it, there was only one other group on the course. Probably because it 114 out?

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I didn’t put this one on the list, but Firewheel over in Garland was a fun track. Some strange hole designs going on there but very scenic and it was not overly priced and made for a fun day. 


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3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-GW: :callaway-small: Apex UST Recoil 65 stiff 

Wedges: :callaway-small: Apex pw 45.7, gw 50.11  :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

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On 5/15/2020 at 6:36 PM, Alecchaseevans said:

Currently, my favorites are:

  • Fazio Canyons/Foothills, Coore-Crenshaw Cliffside, and Palmer Lakeside at Barton Creek
  • Slick Rock and Ram Rock at Horseshoe Bay
  • Stone bridge Ranch - Dye Course, Cowboys Golf Club and Stevens Park in Dallas
  • Falconhead in Austin
  • Squaw Valley in Glen Rose

I live in Dallas so my exposure to other cities is limited. Really excited to play Sqauw Valley in Glen Rose this weekend. Anyone play it?

What're your favorites in Texas?

I played it Squaw Valley both courses Apache and Camache both are very nice designs.

If your going that far, you can also try Sugar Tree which is just 5 min from there.

 

Favorite courses:

Old American
Tempest
Pine Dunes
Tierra Verde
Bridges In Gunter
WaterChase
The Links at Lands End
Southern Oaks
Hackberry
Texas Rangers
Fossil Creek
Texas Star


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On 5/24/2020 at 9:21 AM, Gopokes14 said:

I didn’t put this one on the list, but Firewheel over in Garland was a fun track. Some strange hole designs going on there but very scenic and it was not overly priced and made for a fun day. 

I would consider Firewheel my first "home course".  Played there most Friday's for about 5 years straight.  Haven't played the Bridges much as I moved to Austin in 1995 but the Old Course was my favorite while the Lakes Course did have some funky holes.

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