Review of Highland Lakes Golf Course
This course closed and has been sold, so it may reopen in September 2018
Highland Lakes Golf Course is a nine hole course along the shore of Inks Lake. The course was built in 1958 and is showing signs of age and is not in the best of condition. All the holes are tree lined with nice views of the lake; there are a couple fun par three holes; and the terrain is gently rolling hills. The rates are affordable and they have a 9 hole rate if you don't have time for 18. If you just need to get out and hit the ball and you're in the area, try this course.
Rates: $12.50 to $22.00
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.