Weimar Golf Club Review & Rating - Weimar, Texas
Weimar Golf Club opened in 1920 as a 3 hole course in a cow pasture with small sand oval greens about 15 feet in diameter. The sand was oiled with used motor oil to give it a heavier texture that could be smoothed by dragging a pipe across the green surface. Shortly after World War II several returning veterans decided to relocate and build new grass greens and over the next 40 years 6 additional holes were created, lots of trees were added, and the course was re-routed a couple of times. Today, Weimar Golf Club is a reasonably priced 9 hole course that is well maintained and fun to play for all skill levels.
The Dallas Morning News included Weimar Golf Club on their list of the Best 9 Hole Courses in Texas and according to management, significant improvements have been made to the course since it was rated by the Dallas Morning News.
The terrain at Weimar Golf Club is flat to gently rolling and on most holes, you can see the flag and what you're up against. Holes 6, 7, and 8 are doglegs that you need to manage and you'll need to avoid water on three holes. Trees line the fairways but they are well spaced and if you land under them you'll most likely have an easy worm burner shot back to the green. However, on #6 which is a 510-yard dogleg right par 5, the right side of the fairway is lined with dense forest with thick ball eating underbrush.
The most challenging aspect of Weimar Golf Club are the relatively small turtleback greens with subtle breaks and contour. The greens were in very good condition when we played and they ran true but a little slow.
The fairways were dry and thin thanks to the drought but still in pretty good condition. Most of the fairways are ample and if you miss them the rough is thin and playable. Plan on lots of extra roll.
There are no bunkers to worry about.
Bottom line - reasonable rates, good conditions, friendly staff, and suitable for players of all skill levels.
Rates: $20.00 to $35.00
The staff is very friendly and seems committed to helping all golfers have a pleasant experience. The pro shop has very limited golf merchandise.
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.