In 2006 the Dallas Morning News rated Texas Star as #4 in their Top 25 Best Daily Fee Courses. Texas Star is an outstanding course that is in excellent condition, very well maintained, has lots of trees and is very pretty. Although there is not a lot of variety on this gently rolling hills course, it is still a course worth playing. If you keep the ball out of the roughs, which can be some real trouble, you should score well and have fun. At $45 to $75 for weekends Texas Star is not a bargain - their excellent ratings help them command a high price. Some of the ratings include: Dallas Morning News (#1 course in DFW), Golf Digest (4 Stars), T& L Golf (top 10 in Texas, DFW's highest rated course), Golfweek (ranked #14 in Country and #1 in Texas), Avid Golfer rated (11-03) it #9 of the Best Public Courses and #4 of the Best Clubs with Green Fees over $60 and #1 Best Municipal Golf Course and #1 best 19th hole and #3 of Best Bentgrass Greens
Rates: $45.00 to $75.00
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.