Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 72
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Date Last Played: September 24, 2008
Marfa Municipal Golf Course was built by the City of Marfa in the 60's and it's definitely showing it's age. The clubhouse is very dated and the carts look like they run the demolition derby every Saturday night and then limp back to the course on Sunday morning. And, when was the last time you saw, much less rode nine holes in a 3 wheel golf cart?
Marfa Golf Course is best known as being the "highest golf course in Texas" - but they never tell us what the elevation is. Plus it is hard to believe it is the highest course in Texas when it is perfectly flat and the nearest mountain is 50 miles away! And we sure didn't notice the ball flying further due to lighter high elevation air.
The course is perfectly flat and most of the holes are side by side, but there are trees (the only ones for miles) lining the fairways. There are no traps, but you will encounter one pond and one man made 4' by 10' concrete trench that is in front of one of the greens waiting for your ball. Three of the holes are doglegs and the rest are straight and the flag is visible from the tee box.
The rough is desert and the fairways are green but not in the best condition. What makes Marfa Muni tough is the small postage stamp elevated round greens - all of which slope back to the fairway - if you can't stuff it from 30 yards or more, most likely you'll roll back off the green.
Marfa is not one of our favorite courses, but it is the only one in the area and it's fun to say you played the highest elevation course in Texas - and of course, any day on the greens is a good day!
Rates: $24.00 to $28.00
There is no cart lady and the service is country friendly.
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.