Golf - Semi Private Course · 9 Holes · Par 36
Date Last Played: February 11, 2012
Glenlakes Golf Club with 27 holes of great golf is widely regarded as one of the Gulf Coast's premier golf facilities and best values. Each of the three nine hole courses is unique and different from it's sister courses:
To us, the Dunes at Glenlakes Golf Club is one of those "wow" courses that you'll either love or hate - we absolutely loved it and can't wait to play it again, and again, and again! Some of the reasons we thoroughly enjoyed playing the Dunes includes:
All of the above can make playing fun, frustrating, and memorable. And don't let that keep you from playing this nine - it's demanding but manageable and just too much fun to pass up!
Some of the unique holes include:
The fairways range from ample to tight with most of them being tight thanks to dramatic mounding with some steep faces you need to avoid. The rough is ample but after that you're in deep trouble. The fairways at Glenlakes Dunes course were in above average condition when we played.
The greens are about average size and were in very good condition. Most have slope and undulation including one or two tiers. They were a tad slow but ran true. Approach shots are demanding because most of the Dunes greens are raised and well guarded.
The bunkers have soft white sand that's thick and the lips are manageable. We found that they were relatively easy to avoid.
Bottom line - this can be a frustrating and demanding nine, but it's a unique nine that we loved.
The above Rating and Slope are based on playing Vista and Dunes Nines.
Rates: $30.00 to $65.00
Service is good, the pro shop has a limited amount of gear, and the we didn't have a chance to try the grill. The practice facilities are good.
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.