Mansfield National is a $10 million project which is owned in a joint venture by the City of Mansfield and Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited. This is a very nice track that is a good value, in very good condition, and a layout that will cater to any level of play. Water comes into play on four holes and there are 28 greenside and fairway bunkers (with great sand) plus numerous grass and waste bunkers which can present a challenge. All of the The greens are large, undulating, and in good condition. The front nine is straight with some side-by-side holes and it is very open and flat with little character and variety - which means you should score well on this nine if you can avoid the fairway bunkers. The back nine is much prettier with oaks, evergreens, cedar elm, hackberry and mesquite trees; has more variety: and presents more challenges than the front nine. Low Branch Creek meanders across the back nine and a four-acre lake can catch your ball on a couple holes. If you're looking for a good course, good value, and one that won't cause undue frustration (except for the very tough par 3, hole #5), than you need to try Mansfield National.
Rates: $28.00 to $45.00
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.