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Benbrook Par 3 Golf Course Review

Texas Outside Rating: 5.8

Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 27
Benbrook · 817 249-3727
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Date Last Played: April 21, 2014

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Benbrook Par 3 Golf Course Review

Benbrook Par 3 Golf Course Review

If you're in Benbrook and looking for a place to practice your short game and putting then head over to Benbrook Par 3 Golf Course.  It's a very short (929 yards) nine holes with yardages ranging from 62 yards to 177 yards.  And it's lighted so you can play it after work and into the night. 

Benbrook Par 3 is a "what you see is what you get" course where you can see the pin from the tee box.  Two holes, the 90 yard #3 and the 65 yard #7, require you to carry a lake - but that's the only trouble you'll find unless you really spray the ball and knock it over the course's boundary fence.  There are no bunkers and the fairways are flat.

The course does require some accuracy because the greens are relatively small.  They are also raised which makes a bump and run tough and a short high shot will most likely stop short of the green.  The bent grass greens were in fair shape, soft, and true but slow.  Most of the greens are small ovals and some have a small tier or some minor contour. 

The tee boxes are mostly dirt and the fairways are a mixture of clover, weeds, grass, and dirt. 

It's an easy flat walk but pull and electric carts are available.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Black 929

Course Information

Greens Type:
Bent
Greens Condition
7.0
Greens Difficulty
6.0
Fairway Condition
4.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Flat & easy
Beware of water on 2 holes and the 0 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
5.8 out of 10
Beauty:
6.0
Difficulty:
6.0
Variety:
5.0
Fun to Play:
6.0
Value:
7.0
Condition:
5.0
Front Nine Rating:
5.8
Back Nine Rating:
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$9.00 to $9.00

The club house is very dated with no food or golf gear. Next door is a driving range and a minature golf course if you need to warm up. I liked the ball and club washers at each hole.

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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.