Bonham Lake Golf Course Review
Bonham Lake Golf Course ReviewBonham Lake Golf Course is located within the Bonham Lake Recreation and Camping Area and is prairie golf at its best. There are no real tee boxes (wherever you find a bench is the tee box), no fairways (it's all open field), no carts, and no traps or water hazards! The greens are about 90 to 150 yards from the tee bench and straight in front of you. The greens are in surprisingly good condition, very small, and turtle top - meaning if you can't stick the shot on your chip or your put is a little long, you'll roll off the green and onto the prairie.
This is a great nine holes for you to help the spouse or kids with their game and not worry about holding up other golfers, loosing a lot of balls, or breaking some windows - you may find a ball will bounce into a campsite, but that's ok! The kids will love it. If you're camping at the park, you might as well walk the 100 yards to the first tee box, pay your $6, and practice your short game. One local, an 80 year old man with his own cart, plays the course every day, has a pretty good game, and may request that you let him by.
Course Slope & Ratings
- Greens Condition
- Greens Difficulty
- Beware of water on 0 holes and the 0 sand traps.
Texas Outside Rating
- Overall Rating:
- 4.8 out of 10
- Fun to Play:
- Front Nine Rating:
- Back Nine Rating:
FEES & AMENITIES
Rates: $6.00 to $6.00
Service - don't expect a cart lady, ball washers, a marshall, or a pro shop - but you can find the very friendly park manager who is really trying his best to keep the course in good shape in the gray house. Make sure you pay before you play!
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.