In 2002 the old Carswell Air Force Base golf course was redesigned by the City of Westworth and reopened as Hawks Creek Golf Club. It wasn't long before this great facility started to receive the recognition that it deserves - the Dallas Morning News rated Hawks Creek #5 in the State of Texas for mid-priced golf courses ($46-$70). From the minute you drive up to Hawks Creek, you know you are in for a treat. The club house and multi-tiered undulating circular putting green in front of the pro shop are very impressive, as is the golf course itself.
The fairways were in very good condition and the course is defined by mature trees, a couple lakes, a meandering stream that you have to cross on a number of holes, and strategically placed traps. Which means that even though the course is relatively short, there are plenty of challenges. To score well, you need some good course management. The front nine is tight and demands accuracy off the tee - you may consider leaving the driver in bag until you get to the back nine which is more open.
The Bent Grass greens were in very condition, about average size, very smooth, and true - and very fast. In fact, Hawks Creek claims the greens are some of fastest around and most of the time rolling at speeds of over 10.5 on the Stimpmeter. Make sure you practice putting before you head out for a great round on one of the best courses in the Metroplex. Enjoy!
Rates: $40.00 to $60.00
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.