Dallas golf isn't only about the courses that can be found in the immediate Dallas area. North Texas is overflowing with courses to fit all levels and budgets, and it's worth noting that some of the game's greatest personalities hail from the region. Native North Texas golfers include Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Lee Trevino, and the area is responsible for turning out many more pros. The fact that Dallas golf can be enjoyed year round has a lot to do with the amount of talent that has come out of the region and the sunny local weather. It also has a lot to do with the fact that a Dallas vacation can be ideal for golfing enthusiasts. There are some good golf resorts in Dallas Texas, and they can make for perfect places to stay on a North Texas golfing getaway.
While some of the Dallas golf courses are private, there are many that are open to the general public. One of the best public courses is the course at Cedar Crest. This historic course has hosted some big-time events in the past, including the 1927 PGA Championship, so it can be challenging for even the best of golfers. For those who aren't up for playing off the pro tees, there are a bunch of other tee set ups that can accommodate almost any level of golfer. When visitors to Cedar Crest aren't enjoying the rolling, tree-lined fairways during a round, they can hit the golf shop, take advantage of the complete practice facilities, or break for a meal at the clubhouse restaurant. The Cedar Crest Golf Course is open daily, and the rates are more than agreeable, especially during the cheaper twilight hours.
The municipal Dallas golf courses are known for their reasonable rates. Two of these that golfing enthusiasts might keep on the radar are the Tenison Golf Course and the newer Keeton Park Golf Course. The Tenison Park Golf Club is just a ten-minute drive from downtown Dallas, and it has two eighteen-hole courses for visitors to enjoy. Thanks in part to the White Rock Creek, the courses at Tenison Park offer some enticing elevation changes, adding to the challenge. In addition to two great courses, Tenison Park is also home to a pro shop, a driving range, and a café that serves breakfast and lunch. The driving range features more than just driving tees. It is also where the Golf Academy of Dallas can be found. This academy is one of the best places in the area to work on your game, and lessons are available for all levels.
As is the case at Cedar Crest and Tenison Park, Keeton Park Golf Club offers quality Dallas golf at an affordable price. Golf Digest named the 18-hole course at Keeton Park as one its Best Places to Play, so visitors can expect to enjoy a rewarding golfing experience. The course features a traditional layout, and thanks to the abundant trees, it doubles as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Visitors can always work on their game at Keeton Park when they're not actually playing, as the club has an award-winning school of golf. For those who are staying at one of the downtown Dallas hotels, Keeton Park Golf Club won't take very long to get to, as it is less than twenty miles from the downtown area.
While these Dallas golf courses can satisfy hours on end, they aren't the only ones that golfing enthusiasts can enjoy on a Dallas getaway. Other great courses can be found close by in the surrounding cities, and they include the famed course at the Colonial Country Club. Found in Fort Worth, the Colonial Country Club dates back to 1936. It's 18-hole, par-70 course has long been one of the most recognizable golf courses in the world, and every year, it hosts a major PGA Tour event. A famous golf course isn't the only amenity that this prestigious and public golf club has to offer. Also found onsite are a complete tennis complex, a spacious fitness center, and an outdoor pool that is open during the warmer months. Three full-service restaurants only add to the club's appeal, and there is plenty of elegant space for weddings and other special events.
For serious golfing enthusiasts, staying at one of the golf resorts in Dallas Texas can make for a perfect getaway. Of all the area golf resorts, the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving is easily one of the best. Those who wish to play on one of the resort's stunning courses will have to stay at the resort, and while the rates aren't cheap, they are worth every penny. After a round, guests at the resort can treat themselves to some soothing treatments in the luxurious spa. Relaxing in one of the luxurious rooms or suites can also be a welcoming endeavor. The 431 guest units at the Four Seasons Resort and Club are spacious and splendid, leaving little, if anything to be desired. One of the other golf resorts in Dallas Texas that deserves a nod is the Bear Creek Golf Club. While this resort doesn't offer accommodations, it has 36 highly-touted golf holes that are considered to be some of the best in the state.
A Dallas golf vacation can include rounds on any number of area courses. In Grapevine, for example, visitors can tee it up at the Cowboys Golf Club, and due north in Flower Mound, Tour 18 Dallas awaits. The former carries a Dallas Cowboys theme, as the name would imply, and as is true of some of the other area clubs, it offers some great Dallas golf packages. As for Tour 18 Dallas, it is a course that no golfing enthusiast should miss on a Dallas golf vacation. All eighteen holes at Tour 18 are modeled after famous holes from some of the world's most renowned golf courses, including Augusta National in Georgia.