Ozona Country Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 5.0

Golf - Semi Private Course · 9 Holes · Par 72
Ozona
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Date Last Played: January 22, 2016

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Ozona Country Club Review

Review of Ozona Country Club Golf Course

We were scheduled to play this 9 hole, 3026 yard, par 35 course during an overnight stay in Ozona, but we woke up to 35 degree weather and a forecast for rain. But we decided to head out there and check it out.  

As we were driving up the road to the club house we came upon an older gentleman walking his dog and using a 7 iron as a walking stick.  We stopped to ask him about the course and it turns out he is the current president of the Ozona Country Club!  Very nice and funny gentleman who told us the course was in pretty rough shape because of the weather and membership had dropped to 50 members - "Ozona doesn't have a big golfing population." 

The course was built in 1950, has 2 lakes, 2 bunkers guarding the greens, and most of the fairways are tree lined. There are 2 par 5s and 2 par 3s, and 5 par 4s.  He stated "there's some trees in the way and the course can fool ya!"  It's private but they do allow some public play for $15 a round. No golf carts are available but you might find a pull cart.

After enjoying a chat with him for 30 minutes we drove around to check out the course.  The fairways are flat and tree lined and a tad tight and not in the best condition - as the President said "it's hard to find the money to water the greens with only 50 members!"

The greens at Ozona Country Club are flat and oval and a little below average condition. 

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Black 3,026

Course Information

Greens Condition
5.0
Fairway Condition
4.0
Bunker Condition
5.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Easy
Beware of water on 2 holes and the 1 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
5.0 out of 10
Beauty:
7.0
Difficulty:
4.0
Variety:
5.0
Fun to Play:
5.0
Value:
5.0
Condition:
4.0
Front Nine Rating:
Back Nine Rating:

FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$15.00 to $15.00

 

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. 

 

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