In 2006 the Dallas Morning News rated Fossil Creek as #16 in their Top 25 Best Daily Fee courses. Fossil Creek is a great course with lots of: water (14 holes, which can cause a lot of trouble); creeks and ravines to cross; hazards including sand; variety and doglegs (13); rolling hills with minor elevation changes; and tricky greens - now that's what makes a course fun, challenging, yet fair!
You may want to leave your driver at home on this relatively short course that requires excellent club selection and course management. Although the course is not real narrow, if you get in the rough you will have some more trouble. Did all of that scare you away, I hope not because if you play this course I know you will really like it. Fossil Creek is very pretty, in good condition, and very reasonable. In the November 2003 issue, Avid Golfer rated the Golf Club at Fossil Creek number 1 of the Best Golf Club with green fees of $40 to $60 and #1 of the best Bermuda greens
Rates: $33.00 to $65.00
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.