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The Golf Club @ The Resort Review

Texas Outside Rating: 9.0

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Ft. Worth
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· Discounted Tee Times
Date Last Played: August 17, 2008

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The Golf Club @ The Resort Review

The Golf Club @ The Resort is what courses should aspire to be when they grow up! The Resort scores very high on our list of criteria - great condition, lots of variety, very scenic, challenging, and fun to play. The course isn't that long at 6626 from the tips, but it's got plenty of challenges that require excellent course management and good club selection - the slope from the tips is 144! You will most likely use most of your clubs and you'll be rewarded for your shot making skills rather than your long drives. The course underwent a significant redesign in 2006 by Mike Hoelzer, a PGA professional and Mike is right on when he states: "one of the great aspects of The Resort is that you never have to hit a shot you can't physically hit." The course is fair to all skill levels.

The course was completely redesigned in 2006 to take better advantage of the beautiful rolling terrain, live oaks, creeks and ponds. The Resort offers golfers plenty of variety including narrow tree lined fairways, lots of dog legs, some blind shots, a couple wide open fairways, tight well protected greens, water hazards, high cut rough, water features, elevated greens and tee boxes, and lots more.

When we played in August, the fairways and greens were in very good condition. The greens are a little smaller than normal with minor slope and some undulation. They seemed true and about normal speed. A majority of the approach shots are very challenging due to the small, irregular shaped greens, and the bunkers and water protecting the green.

 

The Resort is one of those courses that you never want your round to end (even if you're not shooting well) and when it does end, you can't wait to get back. Add this one to your must play list!

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 6,626 72.8 144
Blue 6,182 70.5 142
White 5,788 69.1 136
Red 5,163 70.9 126

Course Information

Course Architect:
Mike Hoelzer
Greens Type:
Champion TIFF
Greens Condition
8.5
Greens Difficulty
8.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Yes
Beware of water on 10 holes and the 45 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
9.0 out of 10
Beauty:
8.5
Difficulty:
9.0
Variety:
10.0
Fun to Play:
10.0
Value:
8.0
Condition:
8.5
Front Nine Rating:
9.0
Back Nine Rating:
9.5
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$45.00 to $60.00

Service is good, although we only saw the cart lady twice.

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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.