Squaw Valley have 36 holes and each 18 has it's own character. Comanche Lakes is the newest side and a fun course to play with some very nice holes and a fair amount of variety. The front nine is great, in good condition and has some challenging holes with lots of water hazards. Greens are humongous with plenty of undulation to provide putting challenges. The back nine is also very nice but not quite as pretty nor does it have as much variety. A couple or split fairways give you some choices based on your hitting ability.
Dallas Morning News rated the Squaw Valley courses number #6 and #7 of the Top Mid Priced Courses for 2006 and in 2005 Avid Golfer rated Squaw Valley #5 in its Most Underrated category. In 2003, Avid Golfer rated it #5 of the Best Outlying Public Golf Courses
Rates: $39.00 to $53.00
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.