Review of Brookhaven Country Club Master Course
Brookhaven Country Club has 3 18 hole courses - Masters, Championship, and Presidents, all of which are private. The President's course is a short (5501 yards from the tips) course and the Masters has the highest rating and slope. We played the Masters course in December. The greens are huge, in very good condition and had minor undulation. The fairways are flat, lined by older middle priced homes, and in great condition. Overall, this is an ok course but we didn't find it to have much variety, nor was it that challenging. In 2006, Avid Golfer magazine voted Brookhaven Country Club: #1 Family Club in the Metroplex, #1 in Country Clubs under a $3,000 initiation deposit, and #4 Best Overall Value. The pictures were taken when we played the Masters in December, as such the fairways are dormant and the leaves had fallen from the trees. This would be a pretty course in the summer.
Initiation Fees: Under $10,000
Monthly Dues: $201 to $400
Service is good, the practice facilities are very good, and the pro shop is well stocked. Food is very expansive and very good.
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.