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Tanglewood Resort Golf Stay & Play Review

We recently took advantage of one of Tanglewood Resort's Stay & Play packages and had a blast. Tanglewood Resort and Conference Tower and entrance to  the  HotelCenter is located about 90 miles north of Dallas on one of the best lakes in Texas, beautiful Lake Texoma. The Resort is on a bluff over looking the lake and has a fantastic championship golf course, a variety of accommodations, a good restaurant, pool, and lots of other amenities. Tanglewood is an excellent place for a weekend escape, a golf outing with your buddies, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat.

The Golf Course

Tanglewood Golf Course has 18 holes that meander through the trees and gently rolling hills above Lake Texoma. This par 72 championship course has 5 sets of tee boxes and ranges from 6993 yards from the tips to 4925 from the front tee box. The rating ranges from 68.3 (white tee box) to 73.5 from the tips and has a slope of 111 to 128. With 5 tee boxes you can find a set that meets your skill level and desire to have a challenging or relaxing round of golf.

The course takes advantage of the terrain and some holes are flat and others go both down and back up some gentle hills. All of the fairways are fairly narrow and tree lined, however all but a few of the fairways and rough are wide enough that the trees will only cause you a problem if you hit a big slice or hook. When we last played Tanglewood, the fairways were in very good condition and the rough along side the fairways was cut fairly thick. Most of the holes are fairly straight, which allows you to see the pin any potential trouble.

We played right after the course had reopened after renovating the new greens and bunkers. The greens needed more time to mature, so we can't provide a fair critique of the greens. Based on what we experienced, given some time to mature, you may find these greens to be some of the best in Texas. The greens were a little larger than normal, had some minor undulation, and a little slope.

You'll find water on 7 holes and on a couple of holes the water causes a very tough approach shot. There are some memorable and pretty holes. Tanglewood, like most resort courses, was designed to be somewhat challenging but fair to ensure that the resort golfers have a pleasant and enjoyable round of golf. You should enjoy playing this course and you'll want to play it again.

In addition to an excellent 18 holes of golf, Tanglewood has a complete pro shop; snack bar with burgers, sandwiches, and more; driving range; putting green; and banquet room above the pro shop. Green fees are average for this quality course and the Resort offers a number of attractive Stay & Play Packages. You can read the Texas Outside review of Tanglewood Golf Course by

The Accommodations

One of the great things about Tanglewood's Stay & Play package is the variety of accommodations to choose from. They can meet your rooming requirements for large groups, romantic getaways, or rooms with full kitchens.

If you are taking your spouse or best friend for a romantic golfing weekend, stay in the Tower Suites. The Suites have three balconies, one per side, with fantastic views of the hills, resort, marina, and Lake Texoma. The rooms are larger than standard rooms, nicely appointed, and even have a claw-footed tub to soak out some golf kinks. Tanglewood offers a package that includes roses, champagne, and a fruit basket. Don't forget that you also came here to play golf - so get out of that fantastic suite and enjoy the resort!

One of the Villa's buildingsVilla living room

We stayed in one of the Tanglewood two bedroom Villas which are outstanding. The Villas are fully furnished, 1100 to 1500 square feet, one or two bedrooms, and include a fully equipped kitchen, very nicely appointed living dinning and living area with a fireplace, TV, DVD, and stereo. They are perfect for 6 people and include everything you need to cook a great dinner after golf and then enjoy a game of poker or Texas Hold em. Depending on the size of your group, you can rent either the master suite (huge bedroom with a jacuzzi tub, living room, dinning room, and fully equipped kitchen) or the attached but lockable junior villa which has two queen beds and a bathroom. Unlock the adjoining door to master villa to accommodate larger groups.

Tanglewood offers very nice standard hotel rooms and an excellent golf package that includes:

  • one or two night's lodging
  • breakfast (an excellent breakfast buffet is available)
  • range balls and cart
  • one to three days of unlimited golf
  • all taxes and gratuities

Tanglewood Amenities

Some of the other amenities at Tanglewood include:

  • an outstanding restaurant (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with an excellent wine selection and reasonable prices
  • two bars to have a drink, listen to some music, or reminisce about your last round of golf
  • four refreshing swimming pools with small waterfalls between each pool and an in-ground jacuzzi Two of three pools
  • lighted tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, and basketball
  • exercise room
  • pool side snack bar with a full bar, sandwiches, and hot dogs to enjoy at the pool
  • two bars
  • bicycle rentals
  • small store with snacks, ice cream, and souvenirs
  • kids play room including babysitting services
  • wireless internet
  • game room and complimentary board games
  • DVD movie rentals
  • picnic table and grill
  • complimentary fishing poles

One of the sandy beaches on TexomaView of the resort from Lake Texoma

In addition, to all of the above, you are a minute from one of the best lakes in Texas. Lake Texoma offers plenty of water recreation, excellent stiper fishing, sandy island beaches, good restaurants on the water, and some fun bars with live music. Spend a day golfing at Tanglewood and another day fishing or boating or enjoying the nice sandy beaches and party crowd. Here is a list of fishing guides and places to rent a boat. To learn more about Lake Texoma, read this review.


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