Quicksand Golf Course Review
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.
Course Slope & Ratings
Texas Outside Rating
- Overall Rating:
- 8.0 out of 10
- Fun to Play:
- Front Nine Rating:
- Back Nine Rating:
FEES & AMENITIES
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.
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!
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.