Built on 210 acres overlooking the 'gateway' to Cedar Creek Lake, King’s Creek is a pleasant surprise about 60 miles south east of Dallas. This 6507 yard par 71 offers an enjoyable and fun round of golf at a very affordable price. Their special offer to Texas Outside visitors, makes this course a real bargain.
The course is build around a series of ponds, which means that you’ll find water on all but one hole. Even with all that water, the course is still very playable and fair. The front nine is really fun and has a little bit of everything that we enjoy at a course – scenic beauty, doglegs, gentle rolling hills, and some enjoyable and challenging holes. A couple holes require some strategy if you want a birdie or par. The back nine is also fun but it seemed a little more open and forgiving.
We were pleasantly surprised with the condition of the greens and fairways - both were in very good shape. The 14 bunkers need some work, so you need to make every effort to try to avoid them. Overall the course is well maintained and manicured. The greens were in very good condition, a little smaller than normal, and most had a gentle slope back to the fairway. They seemed to hold the ball well and the speed was about normal.
King’s Creek prides itself on service and we found the staff to be very attentive, friendly, and out to make sure your round was enjoyable. The cart lady seemed to always show up at the right time, and better yet, she offered ice cold scented towels – badly needed and very refreshing when it is 100 degrees! After using one of the towels, you’re refreshed and ready to par the next hole. King's Creek is worth playing and it's a great bargain at the current rates.
Rates: $25.00 to $30.00
Service is very good, burgers are great, 19th hole is a full bar, and the scented cold towels are the best!
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.