Golf in Dallas-Fort Worth
The DFW Metroplex area has a number of golf practice facilities and wonderfully unique golf courses to accommodate the new local golfer. With DFW golf courses numbering well over one hundred public, daily fee and private tracks within a 100-mile radius of the center of DFW, it gives any newcomer the opportunity to work on their games, test their skills, enjoy some spectacular golf scenery, and maybe even get a taste of the country club life.
The DFW area has an abundance of quality teaching and practice facilities that provide ample opportunity for the Metroplex newcomer to hone their games before hitting the links. Golden Bear Golf Center in Carrollton is the top-rate teaching and practice facility in the Metroplex as recognized by Avid Golfer Magazine. A Hank Haney Golf facility is available in Lewisville providing instruction, and the opportunity to play a quick nine holes at their on-site course. The Practice Tee in Richardson and the Leonard Golf Center in Fort Worth also have quality instruction and practice facilities that will allow all golfers to get the direction they need to tackle DFW golf courses.
Public golf in DFW ranges from layouts on the Dallas side of the Metroplex like Indian Creek in Carrollton which has two 18-hole courses to accommodate most any player or tournament courses like Lake Park Golf Course in Lewisville, Pecan Hollow in Plano, Sherrill Park in Richardson, LB Houston in Dallas, Keeton Park in Dallas, Stevens Park in Dallas and Cedar Crest Golf Course in Dallas. Most of the public courses in the area have green fees that are reasonably priced, allowing walking any time, and are a pleasure to play. The amenities at some of the courses may not be to country club standards, but each course provides the new area golfer the challenges they desire. Likewise, the Fort Worth side of town has some very nice public courses. Be sure to check out Iron Horse in Fort Worth, Chester A. Ditto Municipal in Arlington, Riverside in Arlington, and Willow Springs in Haslet. Like the Dallas public courses, the Fort Worth area is not to be out done, providing public golf at competitive rates, with many courses running daily specials and allowing access to golf for all.
Daily Fee courses are at the heart of golf in the DFW area with well over 30 courses that treat the average golfer like royalty without the big-ticket prices of joining a country club. Fort Worth has three very fine daily fee tracks that fit the bill for the golfer looking to be treated well and enjoy a nice round. Texas Star in Euless tops the three, putting challenges galore in front of the golfer to master. Waterchase Golf Club on the Fort Worth/Arlington border is not to be out done, giving all golfers a fair, but still lengthy and challenging layout. And finally, Fossil Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth gives golfers a taste of golf in a setting away from the maddening crowd, but close enough to still let you know you are in Cowtown. Daily fee courses spot the Dallas Metroplex landscape as well and range from unique courses like Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, the first and only NFL themed golf course in the US (the mango scented towels are a nice touch), The Tribute in The Colony with replica holes from Scotland including three holes from the Old Course, to Tour 18 in Flower Mound with replica holes from all over the US including Amen Corner at Augusta National and Westridge Golf Club in McKinney, a unique Jeff Brauer design with six par 5s, six par 4s and six par 3s. Each of these courses demonstrates a new perspective to daily fee golf in the area and all have green fees that include golf carts, GPS and will not break the bank. Play any of these daily fee courses and you will want to come back for more.
Private Golf Courses in the DFW area give the DFW golf community its sense of pride for having the most challenging and some of the most exclusive courses in the country. Dallas National Golf Club sits as the cornerstone golf course in the private sector. Vaquero and Dallas Athletic Club (DAC) are not far behind in showing the private country club member how to live the life of playing golf. Other private courses like Preston Trails in Dallas, Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Las Colinas Country Club in Las Colinas, and Shady Oaks in Fort Worth all team with history and tradition while adding another level of unique private country club qualities to golf in the DFW area. Being privileged enough to be able to play one of these many fine and opulent private golf courses is a treat one would never forget.
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