Golf courses

The 50 Best Golf Courses in Texas Open to the Public, Ranked (2022)

The 50 best golf courses open to the public. At some resorts, a player must be invited to the resort to play the course. To be eligible for the ranking, a course must have been evaluated by at least eight members of the jury.

Ranking 2022 Course Location Opening year Costs Ranking 2021
1 The Crossing of Black Jack Lajitas 2011 $298 1
2 TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks San Antonio 2010 $298 4
3 Search for Omni Barton Creek Resort Austin nineteen eighty one $285 2
4 TPC San Antonio AT&T Canyons San Antonio 2010 $298 7
5 Houston Golf Club, Tournament Course Houston 2005 $161 23
6 Rawls course Lubbock 2003 $89 8
7 Ross Rogers Golf Resort, The Mustang Amarillo 1968 $60 3
8 The Wilderness Golf Club Jackson Lake 2004 $75 30
9 Memorial Park Golf Course Houston 1936 $110 ten
ten Pine Dunes Resort Frankston 2001 $119 13
11 Storm Golf Club Gladewater 2018 $86 6
12 Horseshoe Bay, Ram Rock horseshoe bay nineteen eighty one $211 9
13 Gus Wortham Park Golf Course Houston 1908 $55 36
14 Former American Golf Club The colony 2010 $150 15
15 Resort Course at La Cantera San Antonio 1995 $159 26
16 TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas Irving 1983 $298 21
17 Omni Barton Creek Resort, Canyons course Austin 2000 $259 19
18 Squaw Valley Golf Club, Comanche Lakes Glen Rose 2001 $61 12
19 Texas Rangers Golf Club Arlington 2019 $99 5
20 The Quarry Golf Course San Antonio 1993 $139 18
21 Wolfdancer Golf Club Lost pins 2006 $187 16
22 Horseshoe Bay, Apple Rock horseshoe bay 1985 $211 20
23 Vaaler Creek Golf Club White 2009 $80 17
24 Cowboys Golf Club Vine 2001 $227 28
25 Crown Colony Field Club Lufkin 1979 $135 11
26 Squaw Valley Golf Club, Apache Links Glen Rose 1992 $61 22
27 Search for Omni Barton Creek Resort spice wood 1987 $105 31
28 Horseshoe Bay, Slick Rock horseshoe bay 1990 $211 29
29 Texas Star Golf Course Euless 1997 $85 40
30 High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia 2000 $95 43
31 Stonebriar Resort, Fazio course frisco 2000 $143 35
32 Stevens Park Golf Course dallas 1950 $58 NR
33 Links to Lands End Yantis 2000 $89 48
34 the bandit New Braunfels 1997 $90 34
35 Delaware springs Burnet 1999 $53 42
36 The tribute The colony 2000 $162 50
37 Falconhead Golf Club Austin 2003 $94 47
38 Omni Barton Creek Complex, Crenshaw Cliff Austin 1991 $219 37
39 Brackenridge Park Golf Course San Antonio 1916 $96 39
40 Moody Gardens Golf Course Galveston 1976 $72 NR
41 Hyatt Hill Country Resort San Antonio 2005 $108 NR
42 Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake Graford 1988 $89 38
43 Rockwood Golf Course fort worth 1938 $79 24
44 Cypresswood Golf Club, Tradition Spring 1997 $62 25
45 Squaw Creek Golf Course willow park 1971 $87 27
46 Gray Rock Golf Course Austin 1992 $58 NR
47 Willow Springs Golf Course San Antonio 1923 $50 NR
48 Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club Fairview 2001 $79 NR
49 Eagle Point Golf Club Mount Belieu 1999 $93 NR
50 Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Fredericksburg 1991 $63 NR

No longer rated: 14. Texarkana Golf Ranch, Texarkana; 26. Palmer Course at La Cantera; 33. Ross Rogers Golf Resort, Wildhorse, Amarillo; 41. Roy Kizer Golf Course, Austin; 44. The Woodlands CC, Panther Trail; 45. Golf Club at Star Ranch, Hutto; 46. ​​South Padre Island Golf Club, Laguna Vista; 49. BlackHorse North Course, Cypress.

COURSE EVALUATION CRITERIA

VERSATILITY: Does the course create a good mix for high and low handicappers? Are better players challenged, while higher handicap players can enjoy the game through the use of shorter teeing areas, alternate routes, obstacle locations and accessible pins?

SHOOTING : Does it test accuracy, finesse, length, and putting without overemphasizing any of these skills?

PATTERN: Is there a good balance? Different lengths? Doglegs right and left? Placement of hazards? Contours and shapes of the greens?

AFTER-SALES: What memories do you have of the course? Do one or two holes stand out as good or bad?

BEAUTY: Do scenic values ​​add to the fun of a game? Trees, shrubs, hills, mounds, flowers, etc.?

MAINTENANCE: How would you rate the course conditions, considering all aspects – tees, greens, fairways, bunkers? Spring, summer, autumn or winter in sight?

ENJOYMENT: What do you think of being over? What about amenities? From arrival to departure, was it a good, bad or indifferent golf experience?

THE PANEL

David AltemusManaging Director/COO, Royal Oaks CC, Houston

William AycockThe wood lover

Mike BaileyHouston-based golf writer

Robert BantaAmateur frisco

Walt Barnesamateur addison

Brent Blackburnprofessional leader Corpus Christi CC

Curt BreauxAmateur Montgomery

John Brechindallas lover

Bruce BurgerSuperintendent The Quarry Golf Club

Ben burnsprofessional chef Crown Colony CC, Lufkin

Mark buttonSenior Director of Communications Texas Golf Association

Tony Campagnaconsultant in golf course sands and materials

Miles Carlsongolf course superintendent at Grand Pines GC in Montgomery Tx

Greg ClarkAmateur frisco

Beth Cleckleraustin amateur

John CochranTexas Golf Association director of competitions for South Texas, Kingwood Amateur

Kyle Coodyamateur plan

brent cooperdallas lover

Jacques CooperAmateur Rowlett

Daniel CoughlanBent Tree CC Golf Manager

Robert Couturedallas lover

Barry Dentonprofessional PGA, Cordillera Ranch, Boerne

Thomas Devannaprofessional assistant Tangle Ridge GC, Grand Prairie

Cameron DoanManager of Preston Trail Professional Golf Club, Dallas

Conrad DosThe wood lover

Camm DoughertyCorpus Christi lover

Lou DuranAmateur frisco

Bob ElliotPGA Life Member, Dallas

Zane Ellispartner of King-Collins Golf Design, League City enthusiast

Gilbert FreemanPGA Professional Emeritus Lakewood CC, Dallas

Edward GatlinPGA Life Member, Athens

Kenneth GorzyckiDirector of Agronomy Horseshoe Bay Resort

Bill Hanleyformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Fort Worth enthusiast

Port ToddRoyal Oaks CC GM/COO, Dallas

Mark HarrisonNTPGA Executive Director/CEO

malcolm hollandformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Dallas fan

Danny JonesChief Professional, Walden on Lake Conroe

Mark KazlowskiTexas Golf editor, Cedar Hill enthusiast

Robbie KearneyGM Cimarron Hills Golf and CC

Trey Kempgolf course architect, Dallas enthusiast

Keith KirkendallThe wood lover

Ryan KossickDeputy Executive Director/COO of NTPGA

Nancy Cromaraustin amateur

Kellen KubasakCOO of Golf San Antonio, San Antonio Enthusiast

Phyllis KwedarFort worth lover

Ricky LyonsGeneral Manager Westwood Golf Club, Houston

Cathy MarinJesuit golf coach, LPGA professional

James McAfeeFormer NTPGA Executive Director, Golf Writer, Planoamateur

Mike McCabegeneral manager of the Golf Clubs at the Tribute

Sam Morrohouston lover

Terry OlsonSales and Marketing Manager, Lajitas Golf Resort

Casey PaulsonPresident of Sales and Operations, Driftwood Golf Club

Mike PetersonOfficial PGA Tour Rules, Amateur Garland

Kevin PorterDallas amateur, Texas Golf Association director of competitions for North Texas

George PrioloGeneral Manager of Golf Operations, Ross Rogers and Comanche Trail Golf Resorts, Amarillo

Jim QuinnGolf Manufacturers Representative, Board Member of The First Tee of Fort Worth, Arlington Fan

jerry ransomgreenville lover

John Rappdallas lover

Paul Richardaustin amateur

Corey RobersonGolf Director Cordillera Ranch, Boerne

Robert Rodriguezsan antonio lover

Chris Roweprofessional chef Whispering Pines, Trinity

Linda Bagginssan antonio lover

Lee Sandlindallas lover

Carey Schultenformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Dallas fan

Zach SewillPresident BestGrips.comAmateur Conroe

Wesley Shawdallas lover

Marty Slade Perlmandallas lover

Randy SmithPGA Professional Emeritus, Royal Oaks CC, Dallas

Shane SmithAmateur Conroe

Marc SteinbauerVice President of Spirit Golf Association

Tom StruberPGA Emeritus Professional Maridoe Golf Club, Carrollton

Eldon Tarveraustin amateur

Steve TermeerGM/COO University of Texas Golf Club, Austin

Matt TrevinoDirector of Golf, Riverhill CC, Kerrville

Tammy Trichellesan antonio lover

Marc Tylendalewisville lover

Casey Wadeprofessional manager High Meadow Ranch GC, Magnolia

Pat WheelerTexas Links on the Air host, Dallas fan

Nannette WheelisAmateur Waco

Jim WhitetenArlington lover

Greg WilleBelton Lover

Chris Winhouston lover

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