Sherrill Park is owned by the city of Richardson and has 36 holes. Sherrill Park #1 was redone in 1997 and the redesing added a lot of new variety in shot making choices. This 18 holes is traditionally in better condition and seems to be the more popular of the two courses. We like #1 but it's not one of our favorites because the holes are not that different and not as challenging as we would like them. We are clearly in the minority because in 2006 the Dallas Morning News rated Sherrill Park #1 course as #13 in their Top 25 Best Daily Fee Courses. The course is well treed, has a couple fun holes, and is a excellent value.
Rates: $20.00 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.