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Played Sunday 1/5 around 10am. First time playing here and it was a bit of a drive from Little Elm, but was nice to get out and try something different. Impressions where made as soon as i got to the gate....nice impression and i had no idea this was a retirement community. It sure didnt look like one. Club house is impressive. Driving range not overly impressive...not enough bays and i felt crammed in the ones they had. It was grass with good targets though. Course itself was mostly boring residential golf.....they had a good water feature i think on 17 or 18, but it was turned i didnt get to get a possible highlight. i would probably come back out to play since it is only a 35min drive...but will probably wait until Spring. as I dont believe there is much better out in this area, if you are near it...go play it.
Got out Sunday around 11am, fairly windy day (15-20mph) and cart path only due to rains Tuesday and Wednesday...yep....the course does not drain for squat.

long round...high winds....lots of waiting.

i like that the course is close to me and i like the layout..but that is about it...if you are right there and get a deal, it is fine..otherwise, there are just better options.

from the Southern Cal comparison - it reminds me of Westridge in La Habra
Played Sunday at 1:15 PM on a very crowded afternoon. The novelty of this course is the 6-6-6 do have a nice chance to score good with 6 par 5s.

Conditions left a bit to be desired though...Bunkers are very poor for hard, crusty dried up dirt in most if not all bunkers. Greens did not roll true as there were just a lot of marks and halfway repair pitch marks everywhere....

the Courses defense is the have to know where to attack and if you don' can be a total guessing game and possibly resulting in more 3 putts than you might typically get.

still a nice afternoon with the wife out on a sunny yet windy day in the metroplex.
Made the flight from Dallas to Vegas to meet up with fellow GKers and play some golf for the weekend. First stop was Reflection Bay. Obviously a highly regarded course in the area. Not cheap, but then again what is in vegas? Customer service was top shelf! the team really took care of our motley crew. warm up area - disappointing as there is just a warm up net to hit into, that wouldn't be all that bad IF you could tee up and hit driver. Course-wise...Love the layout and the challenge. Great mixture and change of pace on the holes. Sand/FW/Rough were all excellent....the issue was with the honestly, they rolled just fine, but there was some fungus or something along the collars and it really just messed up the cosmetics. I would still recommend the course but keep your idea of value a bit lower as it is Las Vegas.
Wife and I made the 2.25 hour drive out to Frankston to check out this course. It is well respected and regarded as one of the top public courses in the state. okay, so first impression was good...nothing overly awe inspiring from the parking lot...but you could see ALL the towering pines all around. Easy check in and off to the range....balls are complimentary and the range was complaints. The course was fun, challenging especially for the first timer...complex greens and you really need to know where to hit and where you could miss. This course reminded me at times of Pinehurst and also Texarkana Country Club. It is a fairly tight course with its share of doglegs. I am glad we made the trek to play the course, but I dont know if i would make that drive again for it. I think the regulars have a GOOD monthly deal, but the general public like us are paying over $80 each for weekend play...a bit high in my opinion.
got out Sunday morning around 9:30, got paired up with 3 other players and was able to finish in approx 4 hours....not too bad for a crowded Sunday i suppose.

Course was in good shape, i had read a review on some other location that mentioned they had green issues...well, that was far from the case. they looked good and rolled just fine...

the rough was the most frustrating part...this is a course at a del web property and if you missed the FW by 1 yard you might struggle to find it....i think it was at least a half shot penalty if you missed the FW.

all in all, the layout of the holes was enjoyable...some forced carries and some challenging shots over water.
Played a couple of weeks back during midweek, unfortunately didn't get out till noon so it was pretty much an oven by that point. First time playing the course and my expectations were not exactly met. Course was okay...maybe even decent...but not work the $87 midweek price tag for non Arlington residents. Maybe a $55-$60 course at best. 18th hole is the signature hole with a lovely water feature greeting you as you approach the green. A club house is being built that will offer some value early in 2020 perhaps.
Played both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Course is in awesome summer shape....the native grasses are all mowed down (typical for summer). Everything else is just a+ condition. Played the blacks with is about 6580 yards at a 129 slope (probably the most common played tee box on the course)

Players club membership is the ONLY way to go if you plan on playing at least 2 times a month.

For those not entirely familiar with this course, it is right off of Lake Lewisville and offers nice lake views from several holes. here is the Hole details as far as their famous Scottish courses go:

Hole 1 – Par 4: (St Andrews Old Course #1) “Burn”
Hole 2 – Par 4: (Carnoustie #5) “Brae”
Hole 3 – Par 5: (Carnoustie #6) “Long”
Hole 4 – Par 4: (Royal Dornock #4) “Achinchanter”
Hole 5 – Par 3: (Royal Troon #8) “Postage Stamp”
Hole 6 – Par 4: (Machrihanish #1) “Battery”
Hole 7 – Par 4: (Alisa Course at Royal Turnberry #5) “Fin Me Oot”
Hole 8 – Par 3: (Moray #4) “Coulart”
Hole 9 – Par 5: (Muirfield #9) “Muirfield”

Hole 10 – Par 4: (Prestwick #9) “Eglinton”
Hole 11 – Par 3: (St Andrews Old Course #11) “High”
Hole 12 – Par 5: (Prestwick #12) “Wall”
Hole 13 – Par 4: (Nairn Championship Course #15) “Sutors”
Hole 14 – Par 3: (Muirfield #13) “Tripp’s Favorite”
Hole 15 – Par 5: (Western Gailes #14) “Whins”
Hole 16: (Alisa Course at Royal Turnberry #16) “Wee Burn”
Hole 17 – Par 4: (St Andrews Old Course #17) “Road”
Hole 18: - Par 4: (St Andrews Old Course #18) “Tom Morris”
Wife and I played the Tribute Sunday around 11am with a good deal from IdealGolfer. First time playing this course and I was impressed. Definitely one of the better conditioned courses we have played thus far out here in the DFW/Okla area.

* impressive club house with all the "Scottish" theme thing happening.
* driving range - grass, but with some areas behind it roped up due to upcoming construction it was a bit confusing driving up to it. Did not see a short game area though.
* course itself, very solid, best greens we have played here, plenty of sand in the bunkers.
* views - wow!!!! some gorgeous views of lake Lewisville from several holes.

if you are out in the area, this is a must play for sure.
Tobi and I played our first round of golf since moving to Texas. Selected this course to be our very first round here in the North Dallas area.

The good - layout is very interesting, as one would expect with 18 famous holes being replicated.

The Interesting - Gas powered golf carts and the mansions that surround the course.

The Bad - greens were running about a "6/7", this was painful all day to judge. Many bunkers do not drain well as we found many with standing water from the rains from days before.

Due to the heat and the greens, you can get early weekend tee-times for around $55, but when the course is in tip top shape, you can expect to pay closer to $100

Not a lot of restrooms on the course - so plan properly.
Finally got out to play this highly regarded and suggested course.


Easily in my personal top 3 public course I have ever played. from a course condition, it probably is in the top 2. We have seen the Golfweek note saying Rams Hill is the 3rd best public course in California behind only Pebble and Spyglass, well we have played both of those within the last year, and course condition-wise, it is FAR superior to Pebble... many reviews already, I can only say as a first timer I was blown away. Tee to green there is simply nothing out of place.

MUST play..

you suck it up and make the drive....

from lake forest it took us 2 hours and 35 mins. to get there and it is a really nice drive to just chill out and enjoy.

I would rate this in the 9.8 to 9.9 area....only reason not to give a 10 was "lack of GPS" and "no mayo on the club sandwich"

Hey Golf Digest - this course absolutely deserves to be in the Top 100 US public courses list for 2017 and TOP course list in California.
Played out here Saturday at 11:00 with wife and Gkers Donna & Willie.

first time for all of us here.

Very impressive resort course, the place is impressive as soon as you hit the range.
Here are the highlights:

1. all Grass range with expansive chipping, putting, and bunker area.
2. Very green course, fairways look a mile wide, but that is just an illusion, the fairways are actually fairly tight with wide rough sides that were quite deep on the day we played
3. Bunkers had all new sand and were perhaps even a bit too fluffy
4. Greens were simply perfect...smooth, and looked like the greens you would see at many of the PGA tournament courses.
5. Hole layout was a bit boring after a while...sort of all looked same.

no wind to speak of

all in all it was WELL worth the $45 each we paid.

I would recommend this as perhaps for a 2nd course to play during a stay and play weekend up in Borrego Springs.....obviously behind you-know-who
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