In Texas Outside's Golfing Section, you'll find several ways to quickly locate a Texas golf course to play using regional or city golf locator maps. The icons will quickly distinguish the Texas golf courses that we have played and reviewed. Each golf icon has a caption box that can contain a link to the golf course website, Texas Outside's review, coupons, and specials, and more plus a brief course description.
We have played and rated well over 200 Texas golf courses and our Texas Golf Course Reviews will give you our opinion of what we thought of the course plus pictures, course descriptions, scorecard information, links to stay and plays, specials/coupons, and discounted tee times. At the bottom of this page, you can read our criteria for rating a course.
Texas Golf Resorts and Golf Communities
Here is our list of some of the best golf communities and best golf resorts in Texas. The Golf Resort Reviews are filled with information about the resort and what we thought of it when we stayed there.
Texas Stay & Play Packages and Reviews
Nothing beats a weekend golfing with your best buddies, spouse, family, or friends and better yet, being able to get up in the morning and step out your door and tee off for a fun round. Check out these Texas Stay & Plays and our Stay & Play Reviews will give you our opinion of what we thought when we stayed and played.
Texas Stay and Play Packages - find a wide variety of deals on Stay and Play packages at some of the best courses all over Texas
Out of State Golf Courses & Resorts
Every so often, we escape Texas and play and review some fantastic golf courses and resorts. Check out our:
Fore Linksters has a directory of the best public golf courses in America for you traveling golfers and they have some very good and unbiased reviews and ratings of courses throughout the United States.
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Texas Outside is a whole page of Texas Golf Coupons and Specials that will save you some money. In addition, there are links to the golf course's internet specials, discounted tee times, and coupons and specials from third parties
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The 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, and water which is crystal clear; greens you would kill for (but they are undulating and tough); the more challenging, the higher the rating; each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, lots of elevation changes, plenty of dog legs, and significant challenges; perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and cold drinks; 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 many 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses! However, we are still searching and have found a few that are close to perfect 10's.
Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would
score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds. The pictures on this page are from courses that score high on the beauty scale.
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 other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you could 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 flat course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1. A courses that scores 9s and 10s on all the other categories, but costs $100 would most likely get a 7 to 9 on the value scale.
Overall Course Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways and roughs. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
Greens Condition 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 course score for a particular golf course.
Front Nine and Back Nine Rating – at some courses each nine differs in a number of ways and we’ve found courses where the front nine is ugly and boring, but the back nine was great – as such, we have provided an individual rating for each nine holes and also an overall rating for the course