The Club at Rebecca Creek Review

Texas Outside Rating: 7.3

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Spring Branch
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· Discounted Tee Times
Date Last Played: July 30, 2012

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The Club at Rebecca Creek Review

Review of The Club at Rebecca Creek

The Club at Rebecca Creek is located in some gently rolling countryside just outside of Spring Branch.  The Club at Rebecca Creek changed ownership in 2013 and the new team is working hard on making significant improvements, particularly to the course conditions.  According to a couple locals that we talked to, the course conditions have improved dramatically and is in the best shape its ever been in since the new owners took over and the difficult water issues have been resolved.

The Club at Rebecca Creek is a country course with gently rolling terrain, few to no homes, lots of wildlife, and tree lined fairways.  Some of what makes for a fun and demanding round at The Club at Rebecca Creek includes:

  • tight tree lined fairways where if you spray the ball, you'll be under the trees or lost in the natural areas
  • several blind shots off the tee box - the first time you play the course you should take a look before you tee off
  • several dog legs both left and right and a couple that offer a great risk reward shot to try and fly the trees and shorten the hole
  • some elevated tee shots as well as some slight uphill shots to the green
  • the "valley" (holes 1, 2, 10, and 18) where the four holes are side by side - so bring out the big dog and let it rip, if you miss your fairway you'll most likely be in one of the others for an easy recovery shot
  • a challenging approach shot on #2 to a green with a rock pile and mounds and collection areas left and behind the green
  • some sprawling stately oak trees in the fairway that can cause problems on your second shot if you're not accurate off the tee box
  • a short par 4 (330 yards from the tips) where you can go for the green for an birdie or better

If you tend to spray the ball, you should consider leaving the big dog in the bag and maybe move up a tee box  and focus on hitting it straight - you'll have a fun and more enjoyable round!

When we played in July the fairways were in pretty rough shape thanks to the severe drought over the last year.  They were dry and firm and rough with some weeds and bare spots - same for the rough.  The good news is they are playable and you'll get lots of extra roll that you'll need to manage.  Most of the fairways are a little tight and all but the "valley" four holes are tree lined. 

The greens at The Club at Rebecca Creek were in very good shape.  They were fairly fast (around a 10 or so) and firm.  They range in size from average to large and most have some slope and several have both slope and undulation.  They run true and we found them easy to read.  The fringe was also in good condition. 

Other amenities include a driving range, snack bar, full service cocktail bar, clubhouse with (5) TV’s, and large swimming pool.

Bottom line - the weather has impacted the conditions, but the course is still very playable, the greens are good, and you'll have an enjoyable round at a very reasonable rate. 

Head Pro's Corner

Troy Shaver, PGA Professional/General Manager, is committed to return the course to impeccable course conditions, a helpful and friendly staff, and a wealth of amenities and amenities. 

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 6,863 73.7 127
Blue 6,486 71.9 123
White 6,064 69.1 118
Red 5,325 71.3 119

Course Information

Course Architect:
George Hoffman
Greens Type:
Bermuda
Greens Condition
7.8
Greens Difficulty
7.5
Fairway Condition
5.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Easy
Scorecard
Beware of water on 0 holes and the 0 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
7.3 out of 10
Beauty:
7.5
Difficulty:
7.5
Variety:
7.3
Fun to Play:
7.5
Value:
7.5
Condition:
6.5
Front Nine Rating:
7.0
Back Nine Rating:
7.5
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$20.00 to $29.00

Service is country friendly, the pro shop has small supply of the basics, a driving range, snack bar, full service cocktail bar, clubhouse with (5) TV’s, and large swimming pool. We didn't try it but we heard that the food is good.

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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. 

 

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