Designed over thirty-seven years ago by Pres Maxwell, Canyon Creek Country Club offers it's members a fun, somewhat challenging round of golf with good variety and excellent conditions. You'll find the greens to be some of the most challenging in Dallas - fast, elevated, all shapes and sizes, and true but with lots of slope and undulation. When we played they were in excellent condition but weren't that soft and getting your ball to hold was difficult - bump and runs worked ok if the green wasn't real elevated.
The fairways were also in very good condition, most were tree lined, and they ranged from tight to open, and flat to rolling including some deep valleys. There are a few hidden surprises that will cause you a problem the first time you play the course.
The front seems much easier and much more straight forward - if you can hit 'um straight and putt, you'll have a good round. The back is a little more difficult, has some elevation changes, some tight fairways, and some very fun holes. Number 11 for example is a 404 yard dog leg left with hidden water that cuts about three fourths of the way across the fairway that heads to the uphill green.
Canyon Creek Country Club is a good track that once you get to know it you'll have a fun and enjoyable round.
Initiation Fees: Under $10,000
Monthly Dues: $201 to $400
Service is very good, the practice range is adequate, and the clubhouse is great.
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.