Review & Rating of Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury, TX
Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury was a very pleasant surprise and one of those courses we would love to play again. The course was built in the early 70's and then redesigned by Colligan Golf Group in 2013. After your round at Pecan Plantation you'll have a much better feel for the layout and where to place the ball and should have a great round. The course is short by today's standards 4537 to 6689 yards with 5 tee boxes but it requires some shot making and good course management skills to score well.
Some of what we really liked about Pecan Plantation Country Club included:
The first hole at Pecan Plantation Country Club was a beauty and evoked some "wows" from our foursome. It's a 394-yard par 4 with an elevated tee shot downhill and then a dog right over a deep and unplayable gully to the green with a right side bunker. In addition, the fairway is tight and tree lined, the gully is reachable on a long rolling drive, and at the gully the fairway is splt but playing left is tight and risky - a fun hole!
Some of the other holes we liked included:
When we played in October the fairways at Pecan Plantation Country Club were in near perfect condition. The fairways range from tight to wide-open "let-er-rip" and all are tree lined and the majority have some homes lining both sides. They range from flat to rolling and they are firm and provide some nice roll. The rough is wide but dense and thick and coupled with the trees it makes for a tough recovery shot.
The greens at Pecan Plantation Country Club are a variety of shapes, big to huge, well guarded, and have some combination of slope, contour, or ridges. They are soft and hold the ball well but the breaks can be very subtle and pin placement can be a killer. When we played they were running a little slow (8 or so) and a tad bumpy thanks to recent rains.
The bunkers are some of the best in Texas - soft, fluffy, light, and deep sand. The lips are a tad steep and you're not likely to roll out - if you do, you'll probably be in some very deep grass before the green. The bunkers are well maintained!
Initiation Fees: Under $10,000
Monthly Dues: $1 to $200
Service is very friendly as are all of the members we talked to. The pro shop has all the basics. The grill and bar are good and the amenities at Pecan Plantation are excellent.
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.