As of May 2010, Pecan Hollow was closed for renovation and may not reopen for at least a year.
Pecan Hollow is owned by the City of Plano and is typical of most muni courses -- OK condition, low prices, and limited character. You could see the flag from every hole and most of the holes looked like the one you just played. Most of the holes are straight, flat, and relatively open with little to no trouble (water, traps, or trees), which means you should be able to score well. The fairways were aerated when we played but seemed like they were in fair shape as were the greens. The greens had some undulation creating some challenging putting. A couple holes were fun with a blind shot over a creek and another that had an approach shot that required good club selection and course management. Overall, this is a very friendly course and a good value.
Rates: $25.00 to $40.00
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.