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Lake Park Golf Course Review

Texas Outside Rating: 7.0

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 70
Lewisville
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Date Last Played: April 11, 2009

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Lake Park Golf Course Review

Lake Park Golf Course has an 18 hole 6135 yard par 70 golf course as well as an executive nine hole course near the shores of Lake Lewisville. This Eagle Golf managed course was named "Best Places to Play" for 2008-2009 by Golf Digest. If you're looking for an affordable golf outing with the family or just want to play a round of golf where you can relax and possibly have the best round of your life, then Lake Park is the place to go.

What you see is what you get at Lake Park - flat terrain, mostly side by side holes, and very well maintained fairways. What makes this course enjoyable is you're not going to beat your brains out, throw your clubs, or loose many balls. Most of the holes are straight, the gently mounded bermuda fairways are wide and forgiving (miss one and in most cases you're in the adjacent fairway and can easily recover), there are only 6 traps to contend with, and very few trees to cause you a problem. In addition, the Lake Park Course is short at 6135 yards from the tips. Water can come into play on 8 holes, but it's easy to avoid. The rating of 68.3 and slope of 108 validates that you should have an easy non threatening round. When we played, wind was a major factor - it was blowing 40 mph and there were white caps on the small ponds, all the birds were grounded, and we set a new record drive on one down wind hole and missed the green by 20 yards! According to Greg Love, the General Manager, a number of golfers claim to shoot their best score ever on Lake Park.

When we played in mid April, the course was still in transition but the fairways were very well maintained and in above average condition. This is a course where you can pull out the driver and can let-er-rip and still recover to par the hole. A great course to practice with all your clubs. Gentle mounding frames the bermuda fairways and a couple holes play along Lake Lewisville. All of the greens were being redone when we played, so we can't comment on their condition. Most were about average size and had some gentle slope.

 

Bottom line - a very good course to enhance your game without a lot of stress and a great bargain. We have never played the nine hole course, but it looks like it is in good condition and we talked to some people who said it was a great 9 to practice your short game.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 6,135 68.3 108
White 5,740 66.5 102
Red 4,960 68.6 111

Course Information

Greens Condition
7.0
Greens Difficulty
7.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Yery
Beware of water on 11 holes and the 6 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
7.0 out of 10
Beauty:
7.0
Difficulty:
5.0
Variety:
5.0
Fun to Play:
8.5
Value:
9.0
Condition:
8.0
Front Nine Rating:
7.0
Back Nine Rating:
7.0
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$23.00 to $48.00

Service is good, the pro shop is ok, as is the practice facility.

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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.