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.
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.
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!
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.