Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 36
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Review of Tejas Golf Course Stephenville Texas
Tejas Golf Course opened for play in the eary 1960's and like most older courses it's short, traditional, and fairly easy. There are 4 sets of tee boxes and on the second nine you should play from a different set to make that nine a little different.
All of but two of the holes are straight ahead on flat fairways with what you see is what you get. The conditions when we played in September 2014 were not good but what makes playing this course fun is that there are a couple holes that will test your shot making skills:
The fairways at Tejas Golf Course are tree lined and range from ample to tight off the tee box. Three holes are side by side and if you spray it, you might have a shot from the other fairway. Spray on the other holes and you're lost in the dense underbrush and trees or in a graveyard on one hole. The fairways were in very bad condition - a mix of grasses, dirt, weeds, ant piles, and rocks. The rough was the same!
The greens are small (requiring a precise approach shot) and most of them are oval, some are raised, and all have a little bit of slope or contour. They were soft and held the ball well but bumpy, very slow, and in below average condition.
The only two bunkers, both of which guard the front of the green on #7, were more weeds than sand.
Green fees allow you to play all day.
Rates: $25.00 to $27.00
The pro shop is very dated and doesn't have any golf equipment. Food is limited to snack bards, beer, and sodas. I didn't see a driving range or putting green.
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.