Review and Rating of Gleneagles Kings Course
Gleneagles Country Club is home to 36 fantastic holes of golf with conditions and greens that are some of the best in Dallas. The Kings course seems to be the easier of the two courses and the Queens course is more scenic and offers a wider variety of unique and fun holes. You can read our review of Queens Course to learn more about it.
Unfortunately we got rained out after playing 5 holes on the Kings Course but here is what we thought about the first five holes, you'll find:
The bent grass greens are ample size, relatively flat with subtle breaks and most are well protected. When we played they were a little fast (normally run a 10), in very good condition, true, and held well - putting shouldn't be a major challenge on this 18 based on what we saw. Fairways were in perfect condition and wide and forgiving with a playable rough. On the first five holes we played, there was water on 4 of them and 27 bunkers that you need to avoid.
The first five holes are pretty traditional, fairly flat, and open as they play beside some very nice homes lining both sides of the fairway - you can score well here if you can keep the ball in play.
We hope to get back and play and review the rest of the holes in the very near future, so come back later.
Initiation Fees: $25,001 to $40,000
Monthly Dues: $601 to $800
The clubhouse and all of the amenities, including service, are first class. The practice facility is being redone when we played.
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.