Cottonwood Creek's front nine is open, with a few trees, no real trouble and not a whole lot of variety. On the back nine there are a couple of pretty holes, more variety, some big dogs that require some course managment, and two fun and challenging holes. Most of the fairways are pretty open, some are side by side, and with fair course management, you should score well. The greens were true, slow, gently sloping, and easy to read.
On this round in March 2007 the front nine greens and fairways were not in the best of shape - they were being aerated and the drought has been tough on all courses in 2007. The back nine was in better, but not great condition. The majority of the bunkers are around the green and aren't that difficult to avoid. Water comes into play on 6 holes and can be a major challenge on a couple of the holes.
Cottonwood Creek is a good family course and you can have an enjoyable round here at a good value.
Rates: $28.00 to $38.00
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.