Best Golf Courses In Dallas
Dallas-Fort Worth is known for the Dallas Cowboys, Big Tex, the Stockyards and barbecue. It also has an exceptional selection of golf courses from high-end private clubs like Colonial Country Club, Preston Trails and Dallas National, to a collection of municipal golf courses. It can be argued that the best golf courses in Dallas are as good as anywhere in the country.
What makes the DFW area so unique is the variety of not only golf courses, but culture and topography. Somewhat sophisticated Big D has a very different feel from the old cattle town of Fort Worth and the smaller cities in between that make up the more region that has more than 6 million people.
Golf Courses in DFW area
For example, in Grapevine, which is located near one the world’s busiest and largest airports (Dallas-Fort Worth International), you’ll find Texas wineries as well as one of the quaintest downtown’s in all of Texas. The town also has the unique Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort as well Cowboys Golf Club, where everything is Dallas Cowboys themed, plus the 27-hole Grapevine Municipal Course, where you can play 18 holes that were co-designed by the late great Byron Nelson. Other terrific DFW municipal courses also include historic Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas, the more modern Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington (which is home to the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys), Texas Star in Euless and the recently renovated Rockwood Park in Fort Worth.
The list of daily fee courses include the Tour 18 (which has replicas of some of the most famous holes in golf) in Flower Mound, Old American (a nod to early classic American architecture) and The Tribute Golf Club (which pays tribute to The Open Courses in the U.K.) north of Dallas. For those flying in out, it doesn’t get any more than the 36 holes of Bear Creek Golf Club located right next to DFW International. Or take a little road trip to The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter, Texas, just outside the Metroplex.
Some of the best golf courses in Dallas happen to be golf resorts. Stay at the Four Season Resort in Irving, and you can play the TPC Las Colinas, which was the home of the GTE Byron Nelson the past couple of decades, that is until 2018 when the event moves to the brand new Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Trinity Forest Golf Club. Also north of Dallas is the town of Frisco, home of the MLS’s FC Dallas soccer club, as well as the Westin Stonebrier, where you can stay and play 36 holes, 18 of which was designed by Tom Fazio. Or check out the peaceful Champions Circle Golf Club, where you can stay at the Marriott and watch NASCAR action at the Texas Motor Speedway next door if you’re there at the right time of year.
As for other things to do in the Metroplex, besides playing the best golf courses in Dallas, there’s also a great museum district in Fort Worth as well as the Fort Worth Stockyards (there’s a cattle drive every day for the tourists) and Billy Bob’s famous country-western bar and venue; the Sixth Floor Museum (which chronicles the John F. Kennedy assignation) and Dealey Plaza in Dallas; the George W. Bush Presidential Library, the Dallas World Aquarium, or ride some of the world’s scariest roller coasters at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington.