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Quicksand Golf Course Review

Texas Outside Rating: 8.0

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Wimberley
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Date Last Played: April 16, 2015

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Quicksand Golf Course Review

Review of Quicksand Golf Course Wimberley

Quicksand Golf Course is located just north of downtown Wimberley and can be described as a shot makers course requiring some accuracy off the tee and some precise approach shots thanks to several dog legs, bunkers, and trees that can trouble.  The tree lined fairways are tight and on several holes you should probably keep your driver in the bag. 

Some of the holes at Quicksand Golf Course that we really liked included:

  • #1 is a 397 yard  par 4 with a carry off the 3 back tees over a pond, then slightly uphill, followed by a dog leg left to a green with left and right side bunkers
  • #5 is the #1 handicap and it's challenging with a slight uphill tee shot, a 90 degree dog leg left , trees that can block your approach shot, and a turtle back green with significant slope back to the fairway
  • #8 is a fun downhill 380 yard par 4 with pond and waterfall (when there is no drought) to carry to the green plus left and right side trees that can block your approach to the green which has two left side bunkers
  • the back nine has more of the same with slightly uphill and downhill shots, some creek trouble, and a sloping right to left fairway and an uphill shot to an elevated very small green

The greens at Quicksand Golf Course range from small to about average and all of them have some slope (gentle to significant) and contour.  They were running a tad slow (8 or so) but that may have been due to the recent rain.  Pin placement can a killer and if your approach doesn't land toward the middle of the green, you'll watch your ball run back down to the fairway.   They were in very good condition, ran true, and held the ball well.

The majority of the Quicksand Golf Course fairways are tree lined and tight demanding accuracy from tee to pin.  Spray the ball and you've got a tough recovery shot or you may be in a backyard or worse yet, a living room.  The fairways were in very good condition when we played.  The rough is playable but a combo of grass and dirt.

All of the 22 bunkers guard the greens and the faces range from average to a little steep.  The sand was great - soft, deep, and fluffy.  They are well maintained. 

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Black 6,400 71.8 120
Gold 6,128 70.5 119
Blue 5,796 68.8 117
White 5,216 66.6 108
Red 4,769 69.7 114

Course Information

Greens Condition
8.0
Greens Difficulty
8.7
Fairway Condition
7.5
Bunker Condition
8.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Long
Scorecard
Course Map
Beware of water on 6 holes and the 22 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
8.0 out of 10
Beauty:
8.5
Difficulty:
8.2
Variety:
7.5
Fun to Play:
7.5
Value:
8.8
Condition:
7.8
Front Nine Rating:
8.0
Back Nine Rating:
8.2
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$25.00 to $45.00

The pro shop has the basics, the grill is very good with a variety of options, service is country friendly, and the is no range. And the deer are plentaful.

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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.