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:
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.
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
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.