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Golf In DFW Area

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:38 pm

I'm going to be in the DFW (Allen actually) area for the first 3 weeks of October. Can anyone recommend some courses to play (or avoid)? I'm a 12.3 handicap currently.
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Quoting NSMike (Thread starter):
'm going to be in the DFW (Allen actually) area

Allen is a long way from DFW...

As a visitor myself, the only course I played around there was Chase Oaks, which used to be private but now is city-owned. Green fees were around 50-60 bucks as I recall for the 18-hole Blackjack, and I thought it was a very nice course.

http://www.chaseoaks.com/index.htm
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:21 pm

Allen is indeed a ways from central Dallas. If you want to venture up to 20 minutes or so, you can take a look at some courses in the Richardson, McKinney and maybe Carollton area.

I currently live in Sachse (about 25 minutes from where you will be) and there is a fairly nice course at Firewheel (can google it).
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:08 pm

Definitely going to try Chase Oaks as it's close. I don't mind driving a fair bit though. I thought I might play Bear Creek in the morning and go to DFW with my camera gear in the afternoon. I googled a bunch of courses and Tenison Park looks promising as well as Firewheel. Was just looking to hear from some who actually played some of them.

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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:04 pm

Quoting NSMike (Reply 3):
I thought I might play Bear Creek in the morning

I would also recommend Riverside Golf Club. It's a few miles south of Bear Creek off of 360. The course seemed to be in decent shape and was a good difficulty level for someone like me. It was pretty inexpensive, too, IIRC.

You don't get the greatest view of airplanes, but if DFW is on north flow the traffic obviously comes over your head lower than during south flow. It seems to be right around the location where some traffic intercepts the localizer for the 36s.
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Bear Creek, right on the airport property.
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:25 am

I am no help here, but last time I was in DFW I went to an AMAZING golf course. The weather was superb, golf course green and amazing landscapes!
 
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:00 am

Recently was at Las Colinas. Pretty close to DFW. (saw plenty of planes in the distance)

Also has other activies such as tennis, pool and nice gym plus both indoor and outdoor dining.
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:55 am

Quoting NSMike (Thread starter):

Do you have anything to get you on private/semi private or looking for public only courses?

Westdale Hills Golf Courses is ranked annually in the top 5 courses in Texas and has also appeared on national rankings. It's a nine hole course and not far outside Dallas in the city of Euless. If your working late and only have time for nine it's an option.

Tierra Verde Golf Course in Arlington is also a great play. Golf Digest ranks it #2 nicest public courses in Texas year to year. Green fees are affordable and it's an enjoyable walking design. With your handicap you should enjoy this golf course.

Split Rail Links and Golf Club is also a top five of mine for public play. It's about 20 miles outside Ft. Worth in Aledo, Texas.
It's a par 72 from the tips playing 7,353. If you crush a driver you will enjoy this course. It's about an hour drive from Allen, Texas. PGA of America has this course rank #1 for public play in Texas.
 
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RE: Golf In DFW Area

Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:34 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Quoting fxramper (Reply 8):

Quoting N243NW (Reply 4):


Just looking for public courses. Will try to check those out for sure. I've got 6 weeks off from work so I thought some golf and air shows in Texas would use up some of it.   
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