Review and Rating of Shary Municipal Golf Course - holes 1-9
Shary Municipal Golf Course is owned and managed by the City of Mission and it's home to 27 holes. Each of the nines is a little different from the others, for example:
Holes 1-9 is the most popular nine and we liked it because:
This nine is your opportunity to turn in a good score. Just stay in the fairway and play smart and you won't be buying the drinks in the clubhouse.
When we played Shary Municipal Golf Course in January the greens were in very good condition, held the ball pretty well, and ran true but a tad slow for our taste - maybe around an 8 or so. They are a wide variety of interesting shapes and range from small to about average. Most have some combination of slope and a little contour and some have a tier and one has a valley across the middle of the green. Once we got on, we didn't have any trouble reading the breaks.
The fairways at Shary Municipal Golf Course were in ok shape, ample to generous, with a wide playable rough. Most of the fairways have a scattering of towering palms or trees.
The vast majority of the bunkers are guarding the greens. By the looks of them they have been recently redone with soft fluffy sand that is great to hit out of. The bunkers range from small to some nasty monsters. The good news is that the lips and manageable and you may even get lucky and roll out.
Bottom line - a nice relaxing and enjoy nine that won't beat you up.
Rates: $16.00 to $30.00
The pro shop is well stocked, the grill has the basics, and there is a range and putting green to warm up on.
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.