Best Nine Hole Golf Courses In Texas

Here is Texas Outside's list of the best nine hole golf courses in Texas. As you can tell by the list, we haven't played a lot of nine hole golf courses in Texas but we're now committed to extending this list of the best nine hole golf courses in Texas.

Best Nine Hole Golf Courses in Texas

Big Easy Ranch Golf Course - Columbus, TX

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

It just doesn't get much better than this championship nine hole course at Big Easy Ranch. The course meanders though some of the Ranch's 1300 acres and during your round you'll cross creeks with cascading waterfalls, encounter 26 white sand bunkers, and need to carry a couple ponds off the tee and avoid the lakes beside the fairways. Each hole is unique, the course is well manicured and maintained, and the greens and fairways are perfect - it just doesn't get much better. You'll find Hal Sutton's state of the art Golf Academy on the property and the Ranch has upscale lodging, gourmet dining, hunting, fishing, and clay shooting. Here is a link to our review of Big Easy Ranch Golf Ranch.

Big Easy Ranch Golf Course

The Timberlinks at Denton - Denton, TX

Texas Outside Rating: 9.3

Wow, this par 35 3043 yard nine hole course has it all - unique and interesting holes, very good conditions, reasonable rates, and great greens. The layout is fair but challenging and it will test your course management and shot making skills with tight fairways, doglegs, dramatic elevation changes, ponds and creeks, sand and grass bunkers, contoured roller coaster fairways, risk reward opportunities, and guarded greens. Read our review of The Timberlinks at Denton to learn more

Timberlinks in Denton

Starr Hollow Golf Club - Tolar, TX

Texas Outside Rating: 9

Unfortunately for most of us, Starr Hollow is an exclusive private golf course located on a 3000 acre working ranch south west of Fort Worth. Built by the same person who built Colonial in Fort Worth, Star Hollow is serene, scenic, loaded with wildlife, and home to some great holes in excellent condition. It doesn't surprise us that Starr Hollow has been rated the "Best Nine Hole Course in Texas" by the Dallas Morning News for 18 years in a row! Read our review of Starr Hollow Golf Club to learn more.

Star Hollow Golf Club

Stewart Peninsula Golf Course - Lewisville Lake, TX

Texas Outside Rating: 8.4

Wow, what a fun and very demanding 9 hole course with views of Lake Lewisville from almost every hole. This nine hole course will throw a little bit of everything at you - forced carries, downhill shots, dog legs, water, bunkers, tough approach shots, and more. Two sets of tee boxes and two pins on each green make each nine a little different. Review of Stewart Peninsula Golf Course.

Stewart Peninsula Golf Course

Point Venture Golf Club - Point Venture

Texas Outside Rating: 8.3

A true hill country nine holes designed by 3 time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret. What makes this course fun and challenging include: elevation changes and dog legs both left and right, tight tree lined fairways, lots of deer, some views of Lake Travis, and some very small greens with slope and ridges. That said there are also six sets of tee boxes with yardages from 1170 to 3126 yards, no bunkers, and no water! Conditions are good and the rates are very reasonable. Read our review of Point Venture to learn more.

Point Venture Golf Club

Blue Lake Golf Club - Horseshoe Bay

Texas Outside Rating: 8.3

Blue Lake Golf Club is well worth playing if you're anywhere near Horseshoe Bay. The rates are reasonable, the views are great (including a good view of Lake LBJ), the holes are unique and demanding, and the conditions are good. On this 2376 yard par 32 nine hole course you'll find elevated tee shots, some uphill as well as downhill shots, dog legs, lots of trees, and more. Read our Review of Blue Lake Golf Club.

Blue Lake Golf Club

Harvey Penick Golf Campus - Austin, TX

Texas Outside Rating: 8.0

Harvey Penick Golf Campus is an 112 acre golf complex with a nine hole par 30 course with three par 4s and six par 3s, a three hole 364 yard par 3 course, and practice facilities including a driving range, putting green, and bunker area. The nine course is no walk in the park, has very good conditions, and is an excellent way to practice your short game. The par 3 course is included with the price of the nine hole course or with the purchase of a bucket of golf balls. Here is a link to our review of Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

Harvey Penick Golf Course

Pedernales Cut-N-Putt Golf Course - Spicewood

Texas Outside Rating: 7.3

Pedernales Golf Course is owned by Willie Nelson and if you're lucky you may see him playing a round. The layout is fantastic with lots of elevation changes, dog legs, water, bunkers, and trees to contend with. It's scenic, quiet, and there are no rules - sixsomes, beer, country music, and tee-shirts are common. A fun track to play but the conditions are not the best thanks to Mother Nature (drought, freeze, heat) and no water for a year! Read our review of Pedernales Golf Course.

Pedernales Golf Course


Top Texas 25 Nine-Hole Courses - According to Avid Golfer

Starr Hollow
Stewart Peninsula
The Colony
Magnolia Ridge Country Club
Conroe Country Club
Marshall Lakeside Country Club
Graham Country Club
HendersonCountry Club
Center Country Club
Chase Oaks - (sawtooth)
Sunset Golf Club
Grand Prairie
Meadowbrook Country Club
Alice country Club
WhartonCountry Club

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