See the best high priced and budget golf courses.

The fee is the cost of a green fee and cart for a prime tee time on Saturday. Fees are as of March 2022. Actual rates may vary. To be eligible, a course must have been evaluated by seven members of the jury.

Ranking 2022 Course Location Telephone Designate Year
to open
Costs 2021
1 Rawls course Lubbock
Tom Doak 2003 $89 NR*
2 Ross Rogers Golf Resort,
Mustang course
x-Leon Howard
y-Colligan Golf Design
1968 $60 1
3 The Wilderness Golf Club Jackson Lake
Jeffrey D Brauer 2004 $75 5
4 Storm Golf Club Gladewater
Jeffrey D Brauer 2018 $86 2
5 Squaw Valley Golf Course,
Comanche Lakes
Glen Rose
Colligan golf design 2001 $61 3
6 Vaaler Creek Golf Club White
Mike Lowry 2009 $80 NR*
7 Squaw Valley Golf Course,
Apache links
Glen Rose
x-Jeffrey D. Brauer
y-Colligan Golf Design
1992 $61 4
8 Texas Star Golf Course Euless
Keith Foster 1997 $85 8
9 Links to Lands End Yantis
Williams, Gill & Associates 2000 $89 NR
ten Moody Garden CG Galveston
x-Carlton Gipson,
y-Peter Jacobson, Jim Hardy
1976 $72 NR
11 Texas A&M Golf Club College Station
x Ralph Plummer
y-Jeff Blume
1950 $65 12
12 The seaside resort of the cliffs
on Possum Kingdom Lake
Bruce Devlin, Robert Von Hagge 1988 $89 NR
13 Rockwood Golf Course fort worth
x—John Bredemus;
y-Colligan Golf Design
1938 $62 NR
14 Cypresswood GC,
Traditional course
Keith Foster 1997 $87 NR
15 Gray Rock Golf Club Austin
Jay Morish 1992 $86 18
16 Eagle Point Golf Club Mount Belvieu
Rick Forestier 1999 $63 NR
17 Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Fredericksburg
Jeffrey D Brauer 1991 $69 NR
18 Tenison Highlands
Golf field
x-Ralph Plummer;
1960 $63 20
19 Diamondback Abilene
Charles Coody 1999 $65 14
20 Star Ranch Golf Club hutto
Jay, Carter Morrish
Bechtol-Russell design
2001 $82 9
21 Avery Ranch Austin
Andy Raugust 2002 $89 NR
22 Tierra Verde Golf Club Arlington
Gary Panks, Gary Stephenson 1998 $75 16
23 water hunting golf club fort worth
Steve Plummer 2000 $70 NR
24 Tangle Ridge Golf Club Grand Meadow
Jeffrey D Brauer 1995 $68 17
25 Teravista Golf Club round rock
Clifton, Ezell and Clifton 2002 $86 13

x-original design; y-overhaul. NR-not rated; * Listed in a different price category in 2021. No longer ranked: 6. Ross Rogers Golf Resort, Wildhorse Course, Amarillo; 7. Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio; 10. Butterfield Trail GC, El Paso; 11. GC Panorama, Conroe; 15. Rayburn Country Resort, Brookland; 19. Houston National GC; 21. Olympia Hills GC, Universal City; 22. Texas-Concan Golf Club; 23. Course at Watters Creek, Traditions, Allen; 24. Municipal Vineyard; 25. ShadowGlen GC, Mansion.


VERSATILITY: Does the course create a good mix for high and low handicappers? Are better players challenged, while higher handicap players can enjoy the game through the use of shorter teeing areas, alternate routes, obstacle locations and accessible pins?

SHOOTING : Does it test accuracy, finesse, length, and putting without overemphasizing any of these skills?

PATTERN: Is there a good balance? Different lengths? Doglegs right and left? Placement of hazards? Contours and shapes of the greens?

AFTER-SALES: What memories do you have of the course? Do one or two holes stand out as good or bad?

BEAUTY: Do scenic values ​​add to the fun of a game? Trees, shrubs, hills, mounds, flowers, etc.?

MAINTENANCE: How would you rate the course conditions, considering all aspects – tees, greens, fairways, bunkers? Spring, summer, autumn or winter in sight?

ENJOYMENT: What do you think of being over? What about amenities? From arrival to departure, was it a good, bad or indifferent golf experience?


David AltemusManaging Director/COO, Royal Oaks CC, Houston

William AycockThe wood lover

Mike BaileyHouston-based golf writer

Robert BantaAmateur frisco

Walt Barnesamateur addison

Brent Blackburnprofessional leader Corpus Christi CC

Curt BreauxAmateur Montgomery

John Brechindallas lover

Bruce BurgerSuperintendent The Quarry Golf Club

Ben burnsprofessional chef Crown Colony CC, Lufkin

Mark buttonSenior Director of Communications Texas Golf Association

Tony Campagnaconsultant in golf course sands and materials

Miles Carlsongolf course superintendent at Grand Pines GC in Montgomery Tx

Greg ClarkAmateur frisco

Beth Cleckleraustin amateur

John CochranTexas Golf Association director of competitions for South Texas, Kingwood Amateur

Kyle Coodyamateur plan

brent cooperdallas lover

Jacques CooperAmateur Rowlett

Daniel CoughlanBent Tree CC Golf Manager

Robert Couturedallas lover

Barry Dentonprofessional PGA, Cordillera Ranch, Boerne

Thomas Devannaprofessional assistant Tangle Ridge GC, Grand Prairie

Cameron DoanManager of Preston Trail Professional Golf Club, Dallas

Conrad DosThe wood lover

Camm DoughertyCorpus Christi lover

Lou DuranAmateur frisco

Bob ElliotPGA Life Member, Dallas

Zane Ellispartner of King-Collins Golf Design, League City enthusiast

Gilbert FreemanPGA Professional Emeritus Lakewood CC, Dallas

Edward GatlinPGA Life Member, Athens

Kenneth GorzyckiDirector of Agronomy Horseshoe Bay Resort

Bill Hanleyformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Fort Worth enthusiast

Port ToddRoyal Oaks CC GM/COO, Dallas

Mark HarrisonNTPGA Executive Director/CEO

malcolm hollandformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Dallas fan

Danny JonesChief Professional, Walden on Lake Conroe

Mark KazlowskiTexas Golf editor, Cedar Hill enthusiast

Robbie KearneyGM Cimarron Hills Golf and CC

Trey Kempgolf course architect, Dallas enthusiast

Keith KirkendallThe wood lover

Ryan KossickDeputy Executive Director/COO of NTPGA

Nancy Cromaraustin amateur

Kellen KubasakCOO of Golf San Antonio, San Antonio Enthusiast

Phyllis KwedarFort worth lover

Ricky LyonsGeneral Manager Westwood Golf Club, Houston

Cathy MarinJesuit golf coach, LPGA professional

James McAfeeFormer NTPGA Executive Director, Golf Writer, Planoamateur

Mike McCabegeneral manager of the Golf Clubs at the Tribute

Sam Morrohouston lover

Terry OlsonSales and Marketing Manager, Lajitas Golf Resort

Casey PaulsonPresident of Sales and Operations, Driftwood Golf Club

Mike PetersonOfficial PGA Tour Rules, Amateur Garland

Kevin PorterDallas amateur, Texas Golf Association director of competitions for North Texas

George PrioloGeneral Manager of Golf Operations, Ross Rogers and Comanche Trail Golf Resorts, Amarillo

Jim QuinnGolf Manufacturers Representative, Board Member of The First Tee of Fort Worth, Arlington Fan

jerry ransomgreenville lover

John Rappdallas lover

Paul Richardaustin amateur

Corey RobersonGolf Director Cordillera Ranch, Boerne

Robert Rodriguezsan antonio lover

Chris Roweprofessional chef Whispering Pines, Trinity

Linda Bagginssan antonio lover

Lee Sandlindallas lover

Carey Schultenformer president of the Texas Golf Association, Dallas fan

Zach SewillPresident BestGrips.comAmateur Conroe

Wesley Shawdallas lover

Marty Slade Perlmandallas lover

Randy SmithPGA Professional Emeritus, Royal Oaks CC, Dallas

Shane SmithAmateur Conroe

Marc SteinbauerVice President of Spirit Golf Association

Tom StruberPGA Emeritus Professional Maridoe Golf Club, Carrollton

Eldon Tarveraustin amateur

Steve TermeerGM/COO University of Texas Golf Club, Austin

Matt TrevinoDirector of Golf, Riverhill CC, Kerrville

Tammy Trichellesan antonio lover

Marc Tylendalewisville lover

Casey Wadeprofessional manager High Meadow Ranch GC, Magnolia

Pat WheelerTexas Links on the Air host, Dallas fan

Nannette WheelisAmateur Waco

Jim WhitetenArlington lover

Greg WilleBelton Lover

Chris Winhouston lover


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