Review of Rockwood Golf Course Ft Worth
Rockwood Golf Course is one of the five public courses run by the City of Fort Worth. Rockwood was built in 1938 and has dated facilities, low prices, a straightforward layout and below average conditions.
The terrain is heavily treed with gently rolling hills and some sloping fairways. Most of the fairways are straight, pretty wide, and you can typically see what you are up against. On a few holes, study and play the slope or you'll watch your ball roll into the trees. You will find one blind shot, three sharp dog legs, and a couple fun holes. The back nine is more fun and a little more challenging.
When we played in April, the fairways were still making the transition and were in below average condition. My guess is that the fairways would never make it above a rating of 6 on condition. The greens are very small, sloping, and very fast when we played. The greens were hard and very difficult to hold an approach shot, which means the ball was likely to roll back off the green. Make sure you practice putting before you head out - it will help you judge the speed and break, which we found difficult to read.
The course is a little short at 6350, the fairways are forgiving and mostly straight, and there are very few hazards. With a rating of 69.5, you should have an enjoyable round, score well, and not have to spend a fortune. Have fun.
Service is limited, slow, and laid back.
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.