Weimar Golf Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 8.0

Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 36
Weimar
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Weimar Golf Club Review

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.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Black 3,125 68.9 115
Blue 2,810
White 2,647 68.4 109
Gold 3,045 68.6 112
Red 2,455

Course Information

Greens Type:
Tif Dwarf Bermuda
Greens Condition
8.8
Greens Difficulty
8.5
Fairway Condition
7.5
GPS:
No
Walkable:
Easy
Scorecard
Course Map
Beware of water on 3 holes and the sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
8.0 out of 10
Beauty:
8.0
Difficulty:
7.2
Variety:
7.5
Fun to Play:
8.5
Value:
8.0
Condition:
8.5
Front Nine Rating:
8.0
Back Nine Rating:
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FEES & AMENITIES

Approximate Weekend
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.

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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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