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Lake Texoma Golf Resort Review

Texas Outside Rating: 6.3

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Kingston, OK
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Date Last Played: May 11, 2006

Lake Texoma Golf Resort Review

This course is closed.  Pointe Vista has purchased the lannd and leveled the course.  In 2010, they were keeping Chickasaw Pointe open and planned on building two more golf courses and eventually closing Chickasaw Pointe.

Lake Texoma Golf Course is within Lake Texoma State Park and owned by the State of Oklahoma - as such it is inexpensive, not in the best of condition, and the facilities are very poor (premade sandwiches, dirty bathrooms, no real proshop, and most of the equipment is in need of some maintenance). However the font nine is fun and in pretty good shape and offers a lot of variety, some up and down holes, narrow tree lined fairways, and a couple of blind shots. The back nine of Lake Texoma Golf Course is ok but it is relatively flat, not as pretty or challenging, and doesn't offer the variety of the front nine. If you are in the area, this course is worth playing.

Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 6,523 71.4 126
White 6,201 69.8 118
Red 5,041 71.2 119

Course Information

Greens Condition
6.0
Greens Difficulty
6.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Yes
Beware of water on 10 holes and the 0 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
6.3 out of 10
Beauty:
6.0
Difficulty:
6.0
Variety:
7.0
Fun to Play:
6.0
Value:
7.0
Condition:
5.0
Front Nine Rating:
7.0
Back Nine Rating:
5.0

FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$18.00 to $25.00

 

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.