The top 25 economy golf courses in Texas that cost $54 and under (2019)


Fee is the cost of a greens fee and cart plus tax for a prime Saturday tee time including tax. Fees are from April 2019. Actual rates may vary. To be eligible for the rankings, a course must have been rated by seven panel members.

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2019 Rank Course Location Phone Designer Year open Fee 2018 rank
1 Ross Rogers Golf Complex, Mustang Course Amarillo 806-378-3086 x-Leon Howard y-Colligan Golf Design 1968 $42 2
2 Memorial Park Golf Course Houston 713-862-4033 x-John Bredemus y-Marr and Riviere 1936 $49 1
3 Ross Rogers Golf Complex, WildHorse Course Amarillo 806-378-3086 Weibring-Wolfard 2004 $42 9
4 Texarkana Golf Ranch Texarkana 903-334-7401 Jim Fazio Jr. 2002 $42 10
5 Delaware Springs Golf Course Burnet 512-756-8471 Dave Axland, Dan Proctor 1999 $49 4
6 Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park 817-441-8185 x-Ralph Plummer y-Colligan Golf Design 1971 $49 3
7 Roy Kizer Golf Course Austin 512-444-0999 Joe Finger 1974 $54 NR
8 Cypresswood Golf Club, Cypress Course Spring 281-821-6300 Keith Foster 1988 $53 5
9 Champions Course at Weeks Park Wichita Falls 940-767-6107 Jeffrey D. Brauer 2007 $42 24
10 Raven Nest Golf Club Huntsville 936-438-8588 Tripp Davis 2003 $40 11
11 Jimmy Clay Golf Course Austin 512-444-0999 Joe Finger 1974 $47 16
12 Comanche Trail, Arrowhead Course Amarillo 806-378-4281 Cupp Design 1999 $44 13
13 Morris Williams Golf Course Austin 512-974-8333 Leon Howard 1964 $47 14
14 Gaines County Golf Club Seminole 432-758-3808 Jim Terry 1954 $31 NR
15 Cedar Creek Golf Course San Antonio 210-695-5050 Baxter Spann, Ken Dye, Joe Finger 1989 $46 12
16 Colovista Golf Club Bastrop 512-629-4585 Les Appelt 1997 $54 NR
17 South Padre Island Golf Club Laguna Vista 956-943-5678 Chris Cole, Stephen Caplinger 1997 $48 NR
18 West Fork Golf & Country Club Conroe 936-760-1776 Rick Robbins 2004 $48 18
19 Tierra Santa Golf Club Weslaco 956-973-1811 Jeffrey D. Brauer 1997 $49 8
20 Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas 214-670-7615 x-A.W. Tillinghast, y-Weibring-Wolfard 1918 $52 17
21 Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Waco 254-745-6009 Finger, Dye, Spann 1985 $53 21
22 Sherrill Park GC Course 2 Richardson 972-234-1416 x-Howard-Creagh y-Weibring-Wolfard 1976 $42 NR
23 Firewheel Golf Park, Old Course Garland 972-205-2795 Dick Phelps 1983 $51 25
24 Firewheel Golf Park, Lakes Course Garland 972-205-2795 Dick Phelps 1987 $51 22
25 Quicksand Golf Course San Angelo 325-482-8337 Michael Hurdzan 1996 $54 NR

x — original design 
y — redesign
NR — not ranked

No longer ranked

6. Golf Club at Texas A&M
7. Columbia Lakes Resort
15. Kingwood Cove Golf Club
19. SugarTree Golf Club
20. Lago Vista Golf Course
23. Lions Municipal Golf Course

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THE CRITERIA

VERSATILITY: Does the course create a good mix for the high and low handicappers? Are better players challenged, while the high handicappers are able to enjoy play through the use of shorter teeing areas, alternate routes, location of hazards and accessible pins?

SHOTMAKING: Does it test accuracy, finesse, length and putting without putting too much emphasis on any of these skills?

DESIGN: Is there a good balance? Differing lengths? Doglegs right and left? Placement of hazards. Contours and shapes of greens?

AFTERTHOUGHTS: How much do you remember about the course? Do one or two holes stand out as great or bad?

BEAUTY: Do the scenic values add to the pleasure of a round? Trees, shrubs, hills, mounds, flowers, etc.?

MAINTENANCE: How would you rate the course conditions, factoring in all aspects — tees, greens, fairways, bunkers? Spring, summer, fall or winter when viewed?

ENJOYMENT: How do you feel about being at the course? What about the amenities? From arrival to departure, was it a good, bad or indifferent golf experience?

THE PANEL

David Altemus, General manager/COO, Royal Oaks CC, Houston

Mike Bailey, Houston amateur, senior writer Golf Advisor/Golf Channel

Walt Barnes, Addison amateur

Kem Barrett, Waco amateur

Brent Blackburn, Director of Golf, Gentle Creek CC, Prosper

Philip Bleakney, Director of golf, Golf Club of Dallas

Curt Breaux, Montgomery amateur

John Brechin, Dallas amateur

Simon Buckle, Head professional, Brook Hollow Golf Club

Bruce Burger, Superintendent, The Quarry Golf Club

Dan Burkett, General manager, Bent Tree CC, Dallas

Ben Burns, Head golf professional Crown Colony CC

Mark Button, Senior director of communications, Texas Golf Association.

Tony Campagna, Golf course sands and materials consultant

Matt Carlson, Katy amateur

Jess Claiborne, Horseshoe Bay amateur

Greg Clark, Frisco amateur

Beth Cleckler, Austin amateur

John Colligan, Arlington-based golf course architect

Kyle Coody, Plano amateur

Brent Cooper, Dallas amateur

Jacque Cooper, Heath amateur

Robert Couture, Dallas amateur

Duff Cunningham, Head pro, Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose

Barry Denton, PGA professional, Cordillera Ranch, Boerne

Thomas Devanna, Assistant pro, Tangle Ridge GC, Arlington

Diane Dill, Montgomery amateur

Cameron Doan, Head professional, Preston Trail Golf Club, Dallas

Val D’Souza, VP-Operations KemperSports

Lou Duran, Frisco amateur

Bob Elliott, PGA Life Member, Dallas

Bill Euler, Southwest Texas director Links Players International

Gilbert Freeman, Director of golf, Lakewood CC, Dallas

Don Gafner, Dallas Golf Co. CEO, Sunnyvale amateur

Edward Gatlin, GM/director of golf, Van Zandt CC

Ronny Glanton, Head professional, Sherrill Park GC, Richardson

Kevin Gomillion, Golf division manager, city of Austin

Kenneth Gorzycki, Director of agronomy, Horseshoe Bay Resort

Bill Hanley, Past president of Texas Golf Association, Fort Worth amateur

Todd Harbour, Royal Oaks CC GM/COO

Mark Harrison, Executive director/CEO of the NTPGA

Malcolm Holland, Past president of Texas Golf Association, Dallas amateur

Darren Howard, Director of golf, The Clubs at Houston Oaks

Danny Jones, Head professional, Walden on Lake Conroe

Mark Kazlowski, Texas Golf editor, Cedar Hill amateur

Trey Kemp, Golf course architect, Dallas amateur

Keith Kirkendall, The Woodlands amateur

Ryan Kossick, Assistant executive director/COO of the NTPGA

Nancy Kromar, Austin amateur

Phyllis Kwedar, Fort Worth amateur

Cathy Marino, Jesuit golf coach, LPGA professional

Chris Martinez, General manager, The Lakes at Castle Hills

James McAfee, Knox County News-Courier editor

Mike McCabe, General manager, Old American Golf Club

Lindy Miller, PGA teaching professional, Shady Oaks CC, Fort Worth

Sam Morrow, Houston amateur

Bryan Nicholson, Director of golf, Northwood Club

Kelly O’Donnell, Director of golf operations, Wolfdancer GC Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Britt Patton, Director of golf, Vaquero Club

Mike Peterson, Web.com Tour rules official, Garland amateur

John Pierce, San Antonio amateur

George Priolo, GM of golf operations, Ross Rogers and Comanche Trail Golf Complexes, Amarillo

Jan Rapp, Dallas Amateur

Robert Rodriguez, San Antonio amateur

Chris Rowe, Head pro, Whispering Pines, Trinity

Adam Rubinson, Fort Worth amateur

Linda Sackett, Boerne amateur

Lee Sandlin, Dallas amateur

Carey Schulten, Texas Golf Associated president, Dallas amateur

Zach Sewill, President, BestGrips.Com; Conroe amateur

Bill Slade, Director of golf, Traditions Club

Marty Slade Perlman, Dallas amateur

Randy Smith, PGA professional emeritus, Royal Oaks CC, Dallas.

Mark Steinbauer, Director of golf, Bentwater Clubs and Grand Pines

Tom Strueber, Pro emiritus, Maridoe Golf Club, Carrollton

Eldon Tarver, Austin amateur

Steve Termeer, GM/COO, University of Texas Golf Club, Austin

Robert Thompson, Teaching professional, Whispering Pines Golf Club, Trinity

Brad Townsend, SportsDay writer, Flower Mound amateur

Matt Trevino, Director of golf, Riverhill CC, Kerrville

Casey Wade, Head professional, High Meadow Ranch Golf Club

Joseph JJ Wagner, COO/GM at Escondido Golf & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay

Michael Wharton-Palmer, Texarkana, Ark., amateur

Nannette Wheelis, Waco amateur

Jim Whitten, Dallas amateur

Chris Winn, Houston amateur

Dell Wood, Head professional, Summit Rock GC, Horseshoe Bay

Alan Wooley, Director of golf, City of Fredericksburg

Original Source: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/other-sports/golf/2019/05/05/top-25-economy-golf-courses-texas-cost-54-2019

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