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Kings Creek Golf Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 8.3

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
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Date Last Played: July 05, 2008

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Kings Creek Golf Club Review

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.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 6,507 72.0 124
White 6,024 69.4 118
Red 4,700 68.0 113

Course Information

Greens Condition
7.0
Greens Difficulty
6.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Yes
Beware of water on 17 holes and the 14 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
8.3 out of 10
Beauty:
8.0
Difficulty:
7.5
Variety:
8.5
Fun to Play:
9.0
Value:
9.5
Condition:
7.5
Front Nine Rating:
8.0
Back Nine Rating:
7.5
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
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!

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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! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

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.