Granbury Country Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 5.1

Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 72
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Granbury Country Club Review

Granbury Country Club Golf Course is a nine hole course located just a few miles from downtown Granbury. There are 4 sets of tee boxes, which means you plan the first round from one set and the second nine from a different set of tee boxes. This shortens or lengthens each hole somewhat, but doesn't change the character of the hole, primarily because most of the tee boxes are close to each other.

This course is a "what you see is what you get" type course, where you can see the flag from each tee box and the majority of the holes are straight in front of the tee box. The majority of the terrain is flat with a couple holes having some up and down slope. Most of the fairways are lined with a few trees. Watch out for the one sand trap, other than a creek that crosses the fairway, you won't find the course challenging. The fairways were in below average condition - a couple steps above prairie golf.

The greens are very small and all of them have some slope and minor undulation. They are also turtle top and its hard to get to get your ball to hold, which means it will roll off the green and back onto the fairway. They seemed slow, a little difficult to read, and in fair condition.

The clubhouse is very dated and doesn't look like it has been updated since it was built in the 70's. The clubhouse has snack and microwave food only and little to no equipment or gear. The good news is the course is an easy walk and very inexpensive for 9 or 18 holes.

Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
White 6,108 68.5 0
Red 4,973 67.9 0

Course Information

Course Architect:
Leon Howard
Greens Condition
Greens Difficulty
Beware of water on 3 holes and the 1 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
5.1 out of 10
Fun to Play:
Front Nine Rating:
Back Nine Rating:


Approximate Weekend
$18.00 to $25.00

Service is very casual, friendly, and slow; the proshop and food are limited; and there isn't a practice facility.


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! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

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.