The Club at Rebecca Creek Review

Texas Outside Rating: 7.6

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
Spring Branch
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Date Last Played: November 13, 2017

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The Club at Rebecca Creek Review

Review and Rating of The Club at Rebecca Creek in Spring Branch Texas

The Club at Rebecca Creek is located in some gently rolling countryside just outside of Spring Branch.  The Club at Rebecca Creek has changed hands several times over the past few years and some of the previous owned milked the course and conditions deteriorated significantly - and the drought and water issues didn't help much.  In 2017 the course came under new ownership and merged with the excellent River Crossing Golf Course, which made our list of the Best Public Courses in Texas

When we played in November 2017 several people told us that the new owners seem committed and have made several improvements to the course and Club facilities and that the conditions have improved significantly – “best conditions we’ve had in the last 10 years!”  The Club at Rebecca Creek is a country course with gently rolling terrain, few to no homes, lots of wildlife, and tree lined fairways.  It’s quiet and peaceful  and fun to watch the deer gracefully cross the fairway.

The Club at Rebecca Creek is a true Hill Country course that’s home to stately oak tree lined fairways and gently rolling terrain.  It’s a very playable course that can be fun for all levels of golfers – no bunkers or water hazards contribute to making for an enjoyable, low scoring,  and relaxing round.

Some of what makes The Club at Rebecca Creek a joy to play includes:

  • tight tree lined fairways where you need to really spray the ball to be lost in the natural area – the first cut is playable and if you land under the trees you can usually find and play your ball
  • on the back nine you’ll find some interesting holes with blind shots off the tee box
  • there are several dog legs both left and right and a couple that offer a great risk reward shot to try and fly the trees and shorten the hole
  • there are some elevated tee shots as well as some slight uphill and downhill shots to the green
  • the "valley" (holes 1, 2, 10, and 18) are side by side, so you can bring out the big dog and let it rip - if you miss your fairway you'll be in one of the other fairways for an easy recovery shot
  • some sprawling stately oak trees are in the middle of the fairway and they can cause problems on your second shot if you're not accurate off the tee box
  • there are a couple of parable long par 5s and two short (330 and 335 yards) par 4s where you can go for the green – hard fairways can result in lots of extra roll to help you par the hole

When we played in November the fairways were in pretty good shape compared to when we played before.  The hardpan soil contributes to them being firm and thin and you’ll need to manage the extra roll.  Most of the fairways are a little tight and all but the "valley" four holes are tree lined. 

The greens at The Club at Rebecca Creek were in pretty good shape but a few had some damage around the fringe.  On the front nine most of the greens are oval and relatively flat and range in size from small to average size.  The back nine greens seemed bigger, a variety of shapes, and had more slope and undulation. The greens were running around an 8 to 8.5 and are easy to read.  They are firm and may not hold the ball that well unless you come in very high. They run true and we found them easy to read.  The fringe was also in pretty good condition.

Head Pro's Corner

The pro shop has limited golf supplies, the range is adequate, the carts are in excellent condition and make sure you try the putting green before heading out.  The staff is very friendly and outgoing.  The Grill was closed for renovations, but beer, sandwiches, hot dogs, and snacks are available.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 6,863 73.0 127
Blue 6,486 72.0 122
White 6,064 69.0 119
Red 5,325 67.5 113

Course Information

Course Architect:
George Hoffman
Greens Type:
Bermuda
Greens Condition
7.8
Greens Difficulty
7.5
Fairway Condition
7.0
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Easy
Scorecard
Beware of water on 0 holes and the 0 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
7.6 out of 10
Beauty:
8.5
Difficulty:
7.0
Variety:
7.2
Fun to Play:
8.0
Value:
8.0
Condition:
7.2
Front Nine Rating:
7.3
Back Nine Rating:
7.8
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
Rates:
$32.00 to $36.00

The pro shop has limited golf supplies, the range is adequate, the carts are in excellent condition and make sure you try the putting green before heading out. The staff is very friendly and outgoing. The Grill was closed for renovations, but beer, sandwiches, hot dogs, and snacks are available

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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! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

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. 

 

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