Indian Creek has 36 holes of great golf at very reasonable prices, particularly if you are a Carrollton resident or can find a coupon. The Creeks Course was built in 1984 and redesigned and renovated by Jeff Brauer in 1999. The course is consistently rated as one of the "Best Mid-Priced" and "Best City Owned" courses in Texas.
The course fairways meander through thousands of trees, across Indian Creek, and along the Trinity River. The fairways are wide, rolling, loaded with berms, and in very good condition. The approach shots and greens will test the best golfers. The greens are well protected and challenging to hit due to some narrow approaches, the shape of the green, water or trees, or the steep faced bunkers with soft fluffy sand. The green sizes vary from huge to oblong and all have some dramatic slope and undulation - pin placement can be a killer on some holes. We found the greens fast, in excellent condition, and requiring a lot of study due to the slope and undulation.
In addition to its great value, scenic beauty, and good condition, the Creeks Course offers lots of dog legs and variety, water on most of the holes, split fairways, some risk/reward shots, and some of the most challenging greens in town. This is a very fun course to play. The bad news is that it is also very popular, so the pace of play can be very slow - but don't let that stop you from playing the Creeks Course.
Rates: $33.00 to $63.00
The Pro Shop is well staffed, the staff is friendly, and you'll see the cart ladies frequently
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.