Best Golf Courses in Texas

Best Golf Courses in Texas

Our Picks for The 10 Best Golf courses in Texas

1. Bluejack National

Address: Jacks Barn, Montgomery, TX 77316, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 134
Course Rating: 76.3
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,552
Scorecard: Link
In April 2016, Bluejack National is the first headline design to open in the United States for Tiger Woods and architect Beau Welling. Situated an hour’s drive north of Houston city centre, the course is the centrepiece of an upmarket real estate project on land owned by Dallas-based Beacon Land Development in partnership with Lantern Asset Management.

2. Whispering Pines Golf Club

Address: 1532 Whispering Pines Drive, Trinity, TX 75862, United States
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 152
Course Rating: 77.3
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,473
Scorecard: Link
Chet Williams of the Nicklaus Design Group was hired to design the best course in Texas. Twenty months later, in March 2000, Whispering Pines Golf Club opened its doors, since opening, Whispering Pines has regularly been rated the No.1 course in the Dallas area by the local press.

3. Dallas National Golf Club

Address: 1515 Knoxville Rd , Dallas, Texas 75211, Dallas County
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 145
Course Rating: 75.9
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,372
Scorecard: Link
Created with the aim of obtaining a major championship, the course opened in 2002 in an amazing spot just 6 miles southeast of downtown in old Oak Cliff. Referred to as “the best piece of land left in America close to a downtown” by architect Tom Fazio. Ranked #1 in Texas by Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses from 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

4. Colonial Country Club

Address: 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth, Texas (TX) 76109, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 132
Course Rating: 73.7
Total par (men’s tees): 70
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,010
Scorecard: Link
Colonial Country Club was founded in 1936 by Marvin Leonard chiefly out of a desire to introduce Bentgrass greens to the area. The golf course at Colonial Country Club was designed by John Bredemus of Texas and Perry Maxwell of Oklahoma. The club has hosted an annual PGA Tour event, the Colonial National Invitation, since 1946.

5. Austin Golf Club

Address: 25400 State Highway 71 W, Spicewood, TX 78669, Travis County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 135
Course Rating: 73.5
Total par (men’s tees): 70
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,892
Scorecard: Link
The course was designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. The course, which opened in 2001, has slipped under the publicity radar and is an exclusive, quiet club that simply serves as a place to play for its members. There’s no real estate element here and you’ll not find any swanky country club amenities – just an 18-hole golf course that lies north of Highway 71, seven miles to the southeast of Spicewood.

6. Boot Ranch

Address: 36 Boot Ranch Cir, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 145
Course Rating: 75.4
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,155
Scorecard: Link
Boot Ranch is a private course that is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the state. The course was designed by PGA legend Hal Sutton. Sutton also designed the 34-acre Practice Park, the biggest in Texas and perennially ranked as one of the Top 50 private golf ranges in the nation. Opened in 2005, the course brings Palo Alto Creek into play at several holes.

7. Brook Hollow Golf Club

Address: 8301 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75235, Dallas County
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 138
Course Rating: 73.5
Total par (men’s tees): 71
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,752
Scorecard: Link
Established in 1920, Brook Hollow enjoys a strong reputation as one of Dallas’ most historic and exclusive private golf clubs. Brook Hollow’s A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course has hosted championships of significance over nine decades. In 2019, the course closed for a Keith Foster restoration with the express aim of returning the layout to its Tillinghast roots. However, Brook Hollow reopened in November 2020.

8. Preston Trail Golf Club

Address: 17201 Preston Trail Dr , Dallas, Texas 75248, United States
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 133
Course Rating: 73.8
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,091
Scorecard: Link
The course at Preston Trail Golf Club opened for play just a few years before the iconic PGA Tour event was first hosted by the club. Designed by Ralph M. Plummer and Byron Nelson, the Preston Trail golf course opened in 1965.

9. Spanish Oaks Golf Club

Address: 13001 Spanish Oaks Club Dr, Austin, TX 78738, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 133
Course Rating: 73.3
Total par (men’s tees): 71
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,930
Scorecard: Link
Since its opening in October 2001, accolades have come easy for this Booby Weed-designed track. In fact, Golf Digest labeled the facility as the “Best New Private Course in America” so it’s not surprising that others now consider it one of the top ten in all of Texas. Weed’s highly acclaimed, sensitive design was considered to be the most environmentally friendly in Texas.

10. Escondido Golf & Lake Club

Address: 137 Lachite, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657, USA
Type of field: Links
Course access: Private
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 147
Course Rating: 75.4
Total par (men’s tees): 71
Total yardage (men’s tees):  7,165
Scorecard: Link
Escondido Golf & Lake Club is situated in Horseshoe Bay, on the southern shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Operated as a high-end private facility within a residential community, the course is a Tom Fazio design that first opened for play in 2006.

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