Tanglewood Golf course is part of the Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center on beautiful Lake Texoma. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and renowned architect Ralph Plummer and was completed in 1973. The course is tree lined and flat to gently rolling terrain with a couple holes that take advantage of the hills.
The fairways were in very good condition and fairly narrow - miss them and you are in some deep rough, so play the clubs that you hit straight and you should score well. Water comes into play on 7 holes and except for a couple of tough approach shots, you should be able to avoid getting wet. In general the course is not that challenging - there is no real tree trouble, on most holes you can see the pin, and the majority of the bunkers are around the green. Depending on how the rough is cut, it can be a challenge.
The greens were replaced in 2007 with a new type of grass - Diamond Zoysia and when we played they were still maturing and should be in excellent condition within another month. The greens are above average size, have minor undulation, and seemed slow and true.
There are a couple memorable holes, but most of the holes are straightforward with a similar look and play. Tanglewood is a typical resort course designed to ensure that you have a good and enjoyable round so you'll come back and play it again. Don't misinterpret this review, Tanglewood is an excellent course, at a reasonable value, and very enjoyable to play. Tanglewood Resort is fantastic and offers great accommodations, very good food, lots of amenities and fun things to do, and a very attractive Stay & Play package - so what are you waiting for, grab the family and some friends and head up to Tanglewood.
Rates: $36.00 to $60.00
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.