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Best Golf Courses In Texas

This page contains the best of the best golf courses in Texas. You'll find Texas Outside's Top 50 Favorite Texas Golf Courses which is our list of the best public, private, and resort courses in Texas. Below that you'll find lists of the best courses in Texas according to several other sources like Avid Golfer, Golf Digest, the Dallas Morning News, and others.

Texas Outside's Best 50 Texas Golf Courses

Also check out Texas Outsides's Best Private Courses in Texas, Best Public Golf Courses in Texas, and Best Resort Golf Courses in Texas.

 

Dallas Morning News Top 10 Public Golf Courses in Texas - 2014

Top 10 Courses
Location
Black Jack's Crossing
Lajitas
Crown Colony Country Club
Lufkin
Pine Dunes Golf Resort
Frankston
Barton Creek - Fazio Foothills
Austin
TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks
San Antonio
Golf Club of Houston Tournament C Humble
Old American Golf Course The Colony
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville
Wolfdance Golf Club Lost Pines
Canyons Course Austin

 

Dallas Morning News Top 50 Golf Courses in Texas

(* = Private)

Top 50 Courses
Whispering Pines Golf Club *
Trinity
Dallas National Golf Club *
Dallas
Colonial Country Club *
Fort Worth
Cordilleria Ranch*
Boerne
Preston Trail Golf Club *
Dallas
Boot Ranch*
Fredericksburg
Vaquero *
Westlake
Carlton Woods - Nicklaus Course *
The Woodlands
Escondido *
Horseshoe Bay
Miramont Country Club *
Bryan
Brook Hollow Golf Club *
Dallas
Carlton Woods - Fazio Course *
The Woodlands
Champions Golf Club - Cypress Course*
Houston
Shady Oaks Country Club *
Fort Worth
Austin Golf Club *
Spicewood
Austin Country Club
Austin
Lochinvar Golf Club *
Houston
Houston Country Club *
Houston
River Oaks Country Club *
Houston
Summit Rock *
Horseshoe Bay
Shadow Hawk Golf Club *
Richmond
Northwood Country Club *
Dallas
TPC Craig Ranch *
McKinney
Briggs Ranch Golf Club *
San Antonio
Royal Oaks Country Club * Dallas

 

 

Top 50 Courses, Cont.
Spanish Oaks Golf Club*
Bee Cave
Crown Colony Country Club *
Lufkin
Lakeside Country Club *
Houston
Oak Hills Country Club *
San Antonio
Stonebridge Ranch CC, Dye Course *
McKinney
Lakewood Country Club *
Dallas
Pine Dunes Resort *
Frankston
Barton Creek Resort - Fazio Foothills *
Austin
Champions GC, Jackrabbit Course *
Houston
Dallas Athletic Club, Blue Course *
Dallas
Hills Country Club, The Hills *
Austin
GC of Houston, Tournament Course *
Humble
TPC San Antonio, AT&T Oaks
San Antonio
Old American Golf Club
The Colony
The Lakes at Castle Hills
Lewisville
Wolfdancer Golf Club
Lost Pines
The Woodlands CC, Tourn Course *
The Woodlands
Deerwood Country Club *
Kingwood
Dallas Country Club *
Dallas
Bent Tree Country Club *
Dallas
GC of Houston, Member Course *
Humble
Mira Vista Country Club *
Fort Worth
Barton Creek Resort, Fazio Canyons
Austin
Rawls Course
Lubbock
Honors Golf Club Dallas *
Carollton
Top 25 Nine-Hole Courses
Starr Hollow
Tolar
Conroe Country Club
Conroe
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Liberty
Marshall Lakeside Lakeside
Marshall
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
The Colony
Center Country Club
Center
Wharton Country Club
Wharton
Meadowbrook Country Club
Kilgore
Pedernales Golf Course
Spicewood
Henderson Country Club
Henderson
El Campo Country Club
El Campo
Oak Ridge Country Club
Madisonville
Timber Links at Denton
Denton
Courses at Watters Creek - Players
Plano
Top 25 Nine-Hole Courses, cont.
Beeville Country Club
Beeville
Graham Country Club
Graham
Meadowbrook Country Club
Palestine
Jasper Country Club
Jasper
Yoakum Municipal Golf Course
Yoakum
Sandhills Golf and Country Club
Campbell
Mineola Country Club
Mineola
Alice Country Club
Alice
Blue Lake Golf Club
Marble Falls
Bay City Country Club
Bay City
Sammy Baugh Golf Course
Snyder

 

Texas' Most Beautiful 18 Holes
Hole
Cordillera Ranch
16
The Hills CC - Hills
7
Whispering Pines
15
Barton Creek - Foothills
9
Dallas National
9
Whispering Pines
14
Whispering Pines
18
Whispering Pines
13
Barton Creek - Foothills
16
Cimarron Hills
18
High Meadow Ranch
18
Preston Trail
16
Vaquero Golf Club
15
Walden Golf Club
8
Dallas National
10
Whispering Pines
5
Barton Creek - Foothills
18
Horseshoe Bay Applerock
10
 
Texas' Best 18 Holes
Hole
Cordillera Ranch
16
Whispering Pines
15
The Hills Country Club - (Hills)
7
Dallas National
5
Colonial Country Club
5
Whispering Pines
14
Whispering Pines
18
Whispering Pines
13
Dallas National
9
Dallas National
8
Royal Oaks
13
Stonebridge Country Club - Dye
18
Woodlands Country Club Woodlands
18
Austin Country Club
11
Dallas National
10
Whispering Pines
5
Kingwood Country Club
18
Walden Country Club
11

 

Best Golf Courses in Texas According to Golf Digest - 2013

Top Rated Texas Courses
City
 
Top Rated Texas Courses
City
Dallas National Golf Club *
Dallas
Shadow Hawk Golf Club
Richmond
Whispering Pines Golf Club *
Trinity
Boot Ranch Golf Club
Fredricksburg
Spanish Oaks Golf Club
Bee Cave
Brook Hollow Golf Club
Dallas
Colonial Country Club
Fort Worth
Vaquero Club
Westlake
The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio)
The Woodlands
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Foothills)
Austin
Preston Trail Golf Club
Dallas
Escondido Golf & Lake Club
Horseshoe Bay
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons)
Austin
Walden on Lake Conroe
Montgomery
The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus)
The Woodlands
The Hills Country Club (Hills)
Austin
Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek)
Houston
River Oaks Country Club
Houston
Briggs Ranch Golf Club
San Antonio
TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks)
San Antonio
TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney
Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit)
Houston
Austin Country Club
Austin
The Hills Country Club (Flintrock Falls)
Austin
Miramont Country Club
Bryan
The Traditions Club at Texas A & M
Bryan
The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch
Boene
La Cantera Golf Club (Palmer)
San Antonio
Austin Golf Club
Austin
The Houstonian Golf & Country Club
Richmond

Top 30 of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses According to Golf Digest - 2013

Top 30 of America's 100 Courses
Location
 
Top 30 of America's 100 Courses
Location
Pine Valley Golf Club
Pine Valley, NJ
Whistling Straits (Straits)
Haven, WI
Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, GA
Oak Hill Country Club
Rochester, NY
Cypress Point Club
Pebble Beach, CA
Chicago Golf Club
Wheaton, IL
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Southhampton, NY
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Dunes, OR
Oakmont Golf Club
Oakmont, PA
Oakland Hills Country Club (South)
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Merion Golf Club (East)
Ardmore, PA
The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, SC
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, CA
Wade Hampton Golf Course
Cashiers, NC
Wingfoot Golf Links (West)
Mamaroneck, NY
Riviera Country Club
Pebble Beach, CA
Sand Hills Golf Club
Mullen, NE
The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Fisher Island Golf Club
Fisher Island, NY
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Hutchinson, KA
National Golf Links of America
Southhampton, NY
The Olympic Club (Lake)
San Francisco, CA
Crystal Downs Country Club
Frankfort, MI
Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club (New)
Harrison, ID
Seminole Golf Club
Juno Beach, FL
Friar's Head Golf Club
Baiting Hollow, NY
Muirfield Village Golf Club
Dublin, OH
Shadow Creek
North Las Vegas, NV
The Alotian Club
Roland, AR
Southern Hills Golf Club
Tulsa, OK

(Dallas National Golf Club ranked 60th and Whispering Pines Golf Club ranked 75th)

Top 30 of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses According to Golf Digest - 2013

Top 30 of America's 100 Public Courses
Location
 
Top 30 of America's 100 Public Courses
Location
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, CA
Bandon Trails
Bandon, OR
Whistling Straits (Straits)
Haven, WI
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort
French Lick, ID
Pacific Dunes
Bandon Dunes, OR
Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head Island, SC
The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, SC
Kapalua (Plantation)
Kapalua, Maui, HI
Shadow Creek
North Las Vegas, NV
The Quarry at Giants Ridge
Biwabik, MN
Bandon Dunes
Bandon Dunes, OR
The Highland Course at Primland
Meadows of Dan, VA
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, NC
The Prince Course
Princeville, Kauai, HI
Bethpage State Park (Black)
Farmington, NY
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Roscommon, MI
TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium)
Point Vedra Beach, FL
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Santa Cruz, CA
Erin Hills Golf Course (New)
Erin, WI
Chambers Bay
University Place, WA
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Pebble Beach, CA
The Homestead (Cascades)
Hot Springs, VA
Old MacDonald (New)
Bandon, OR
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, SC
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
Arcadia, MI
Pronghorn Club (Nicklaus)
Bend, OR
Blackwolf Run (IRiver)
Kohler, WI
The Broadmoor Golf Club (East)
Colorado Springs, CO
Karsten Creek Golf Club
Stillwater, OK
Dormie Club (New)
West End, NC

(Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Fazio Canyons) ranked 45th)

Top 10 of US 100 Courses According to Golf Magazine - 2013

Top 10 Courses
Location
Pine Valley
Pine Valley, NJ
Cypress Point
Pebble Beach, CA
Augusta National
Augusta, GA
Shinnecock Hills
Southampton, NY
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, CA
Oakmont Oakmont, PA
Merion (East) Ardmore, PA
National Golf Links of America Southampton, NY
Sand Hills Mullen, NE
Pinehurst(No.2) Pinehurst, NC

Colonial - Ft Worth, TX #86 and Whispering Pines - Trinity, TX #91 Only Texas Courses Listed

Top 10 of 50 US Courses For Women According to Golf Magazine - 2013

Top 10 Courses
Location
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Southern Pines, NC
Sea Island Golf Club
St. Simons, GA
The Boulders (South)
Carefree, AZ
Brandon Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald)
Brandon, OR
Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Running Ranch
Klamath Falls, OR
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (Ocean) Amelia Island, FL
LPGA International (Champions) Daytona Beach, FL
Rope Rider Golf Course at Suncadia Resort Cle Elum, WA
Keystone Resort (River) Keystone, CO
Grand Cypress Golf Club (East/North) Orlando, FL

Barton Creek Resort (Fazio Foothills) - Austin #45

 

Best Overall Country Club - The Vaquero Club

Best Overall Golf Club - Dallas National Golf Club

First Class Category - $60 and Up
Elite Category - $20-$60
Mid Priced Category - $10-$20
Shady Oaks Country Club
The Sports Club
Dallas Athletic Club
Brook Hollow Golf Club
Lakewood Country Club
Ridglea Country Club
The Northwood Club
Bent Tree Country Club
Timarron Country Club
Dallas Country Club
Stonebriar Country Club
Mira Vista Contry Club
Colonial Country Club
Gleneagles Country Club
 
 
Best Overall Value
Best Renovations
Best Golf Experience
Brookhaven Country Glub
Lakewood Country Club
Dallas National Golf Club
Las Colinas Country Club
Las Colinas Country Club
The Vaquero Club
Hackberry Creek Country Club
Stonebridge Ranch CC - Hills
TPC Craig Ranch
Stonebridge Ranch CC - Hills
Brook Hollow Golf Club
Preston Trail Golf Club
Bentree & Lakewood CC - Tied
Gentle Creek Golf Club
The Sports Club

 

Hidden Gems
The Links at Land's End
WinStar Golf Course
Squaw Valley Golf Club
Sugar Tree Golf Club
The Cliffs Resort

Avid Golfer's Best Nine-Hole Courses & Hidden Gems in Texas

Top 25 Nine-Hole Courses
Starr Hollow
Tolar
Stewart Peninsula
The Colony
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Liberty
Conroe Country Club
Conroe
Marshall Lakeside Country Club
Marshall
Graham Country Club
Graham
HendersonCountry Club
Henderson
Center Country Club
Irving
Chase Oaks - (sawtooth)
Plano
Sunset Golf Club
Grand Prairie
Meadowbrook Country Club
Palestine
Alice country Club
Alice
WhartonCountry Club
Wharton
 
Hidden Gems
The Links at Land's End
WinStar Golf Course
Squaw Valley Golf Club
Sugar Tree Golf Club
The Cliffs Resort

 

Avid Golfer's Best 18 Holes in the Houston Area

Par Three's
Par Four's
Par Five's
No. 4 - Champions Golf Club-Cypress Creek
No. 4 - Deerwood Golf Club
No. 11 - Walden on Lake Conroe
No. 14 - Bentwater Golf Club, Weiskopf Course
No. 4 - River Ridge Golf Club, Parkland Nine
No. 17 - Whispering Pines Golf Club
No. 15 - Memorial Park Golf Course
No. 5 - Redstone Tournament Course
No. 18 - The Clubs at Kingwood, Island C
No. 15 - Whispering Pines Golf Club
No. 13 - Whispering Pines Golf Club
No. 14 - Whispering Pines Golf Club
No. 15 - The Club at Carlton Woods, Nicklaus
No. 17 - Cypresswood Golf Club, Tradition C
No. 18 - Redstone Tournament Course
No. 18 - Whispering Pines Golf Club
No. 18 - The Woodlands Country Club, East C