Hancock Park's front nine is very good with a lot of variety and some very challenging holes. The back nine is flat and doesn't offer a lot of variety, but it does have a lot of trees and some narrow holes. It is very short course (4782 from the front and 6029 from the back tees), which results in some good scores. Hancock Park's greens were in pretty bad shape but they are small and hard to hit plus they are elevated and if you miss them, you're looking at a tough chip shot. It's a great course to walk and inexpensive ($18 on the weekends). It's worth stopping and playing Hancock if you're passing through Lampasas and want to take a break. There is an RV park right across the street.
Rates: $20.00 to $35.00
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.