Review and Rating of Denton Country Club in Denton Texas
Denton Country Club is a private country club with tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center, dining services, and an excellent 18 hole golf course. The Ralph Plummer designed golf course has been around since 1922 yet Denton Country Club remains a hidden gem. This member owned golf course is spectacular with a whole lot of everything that keeps us coming back to play this tough and frustrating game. During your round you'll encounter surprising elevation changes with beautiful views of the country side, water on 9 different holes, perfect sand bunkers, some unique and fun holes, a meandering creek that can cause some problems, and excellent greens plus a variety of shot making opportunities as well as some risk reward shots.
Some of the holes at Denton Country Club that we really liked include:
When we played in February the bent grass greens at Denton Country Club were in near perfect condition. They were rolling fast at around 11 or more, ran true, and held the ball well. The greens are a variety of shapes and sizes, some are raised, and all but one are guarded by one to three bunkers. The greens don't have any dramatic contour or slope but they have plenty of subtle breaks that can surprise you.
The bunkers were perfect - soft, fluffy, thick sand that was a joy to hit out of. The bunker lips aren't real tall but tall enough to stop your ball from rolling out! They were very well maintained and in excellent condition.
The fairways at Denton Country Club were also in very good condition. They are all tree lined, some are tight, and most have some slope or contour. The rough was dormant but looks like it would normally be thick and challenging.
Bottom - a great 18 that you should try to use some reciprocal rights to play!
Initiation Fees: Under $10,000
Monthly Dues: $401 to $600
Service is excellent, the pro shop has a good supply of everything, the paractice facilities are great, and the club amenities are outstanding.
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.