We’ve all heard the cliche. Everything’s bigger in Texas! A state known for its collegiate golf has its share of excellent courses. If you happen to be in the area, you should visit these 10 top public golf courses in Texas!
#10 Cowboys Golf Club – Grapevine
You don’t have to be a fan of the Dallas Cowboys to appreciate Cowboys Golf Course. The club has tons of amenities and a beautiful par 72 golf course. The course offers a nice variety of play, challenging players regardless of their game. While this isn’t the best course, it has a lot to offer.
#9 TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas – Dallas
The Four Seasons is an award-winning golf resort with a beautiful par 70 course (there’s the Cottonwood Valley course too, but we like the Las Colinas better). Anyway, we’re big on this course because of the layout of the holes (especially the par 5s). The fairways are fairly open, but the approach shots are difficult, which is the perfect mix of fun and challenge.
#8 Rawls Course – Lubbock
Are you a fan of Texas Tech? Well, Rawls Course is open to the public and is beloved for good reason. Their course is renowned for its beautiful views and unique architecture. The par 71 has a strong variety of short par 3s and long par 5s, allowing you to exercise the full extent of your bag.
#7 Deerwood Club – Houston
We recommend visiting Deerwood, just don’t forget your driver. The near 7200 yard par 72 is like heaven for players that love to use the big stick. With that said, there are many open fairways and clear greens that turn into a fun round of 18 holes. Regardless of skill, you can have a blast at Deerwood.
#6 Old American Golf Club – The Colony
Old American gets its name for a reason, and we’re in love with it. The old school architecture really adds to the character of the course, which really turns it into a wonderful experience. Other than the beauty of the course, our favorite touch has to be the greens. Approaching the greens is tough, and the designs of the greens make it even better. Don’t be discouraged with how tough they are to read, it’s going to be a challenge for everyone!
#5 Wolfdancer Golf Club – Cedar Creek
With all of the activities to do at Wolfdancer, nothing comes close to their golf course. It’s a beautiful scene on the hills that can really be so relaxing. The greens are so well designed and they placed the bunkers in such smart areas that really make you second guess your game. It’s enough to throw a wrench in your strategy, but not enough to totally frustrate you, so we strongly recommend Wolfdancer.
#4 Barton Creek Resort, Fazio Foothills – Austin
Right off the beautiful Omni Hotel, is the Fazio Foothills Golf Course, where you can have an absolute blast. Of the four courses on the property, we love them all, but Foothills Course stood out to us. The back 9 is really unique and we all know there’s nothing better than finishing your course on a strong note.
#3 Pine Dunes Resort – Frankston
Pine Dunes is gorgeous and is one of the staples that the state of Texas has to offer. There’s a reason it is a 4.5 star rated championship course. The experience alone has its own energy that you can enjoy for all 18 holes. The variety of holes is impressive, ranging from a 160-yard par 3 (3rd hole) to the 605 par 5 (11th hole).
#2 Black Jack’s Crossing – Lajitas
Black Jack’s Course doesn’t need much of an introduction, as it was named “Most Beautiful Course in Texas” by the Dallas Morning News. We’ve said a lot of nice things about the other courses, but the views of the course are among the best.
#1 TPC San Antonio AT&T Canyons – San Antonio
How can you not love TPC San Antonio? The Canyons course was even nice enough to host the Valero Open on the PGA Tour, which was a huge hit. Naturally, this course will be a bit more challenging than the other courses, so as beautiful as it is, be sure you’re not biting off more than you can chew.