The Tribute Golf Club - Old Course

4.1643000000 4.2 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7002 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 1000 Lebanon Rd., The Colony, TX 75056
  • (972) 370-5465
  • (972) 370-9781
  • www.thetributegolflinks.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Tripp Davis (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 7002 yards 73.2 128
Black 72 6542 yards 71.0 122
White 72 6002 yards 68.9 116
Green (W) 72 5352 yards 71.5 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
78
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

179 out of 207 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Great experience"


Neil5039850's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Right from the time I pulled up to the bag drop to the kid coming out to the 18th hole while we were putting to clean my clubs the experience was great. Very friendly staff. After i checked in at pro shop they had free popcorn and breakfast tacos. All the range balls you want to hit were also included. The starter gave us a history on the course and what to expect. Course was in good overall condition for this time of the year. Couple of greens were sparce but overall the greens were in food shape. The fairways were firm and fast what you would expect for a links style course. Played with some guys that had local course knowlege which helped as well. I will definately be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/28/2017

Any updates on the greens status?


"Scottish treat"


aelsborg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a treat to play replica holes from the iconic Scottish Links courses. It was windy the day I played so even more authentic.

The fairways were hard and fast (as Links always are) and the bunkers were well sanded although not as deep and dangerous as the originals. The only slight disappointment were the greens some of which were a little patchy but generally ran pretty true.

Overall a great days golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course, but the greens are in really bad shape right now"


LynnFleck's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Tribute is one of my favorite courses, but I played yesterday and was sad to see the shape of the greens, they were really awful. I'll wait to go back until I've heard this has been resolved, so, sadly, I wouldn't recommend playing here at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



hasham's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my very first round of golf at Tribute very much and plan to play there as often as I can. This golf course has a very beautiful layout - The best I have ever seen in person. Fairways are in excellent conditions. However, greens are not in good shape. Only due to this reason, I did not give it a five star rating (which I believe this golf course can easily attain by fixing its greens).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Donald1864277's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Just OK"


u000004032094's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is fun because of the historic holes..so it's always cool to get to play as if you were overseas. I was very disappointed in the greens, however.. they were garbage.. I hate to see that because this is such a fun course to play... but you can't overlook how terrible the greens are right now. I've heard they are shutting down this summer and redoing all of them


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not Maintained"


bgryn76's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

It is truly sad how bad this course has become. We played a local tournament there. It's obvious that this course is in dire straits and not well maintained.

Will not be playing this course anytime soon. Some of the issues

The buildings need a fresh coat of paint. Just plain shabby.

1)There was no practice holes to putt into (the practice green is dead and full of weeds)

2) There was no balls to warm up with on the range.

3) The greens are dead and full of weeds. This is a disgrace for the price they charge.

4) the Marshals are all over you and want you stay on the cart path even if dry. Your better off walking since the layout is not great.

5)The fairways are really well maintained like other courses

It could be a nice course but not worth what they charge unless they actually maintain the course. I would say this is the worse course in the area for being maintained and is only getting worse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Always fun"


Tyler2031748's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoying playing The Tribute. Played the day after a good rain so the course was pretty wet. Not sure what is going on with a few greens, they have some sort of disease. I'm confident a great course like this will remedy the problem. Looking forward to coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Idea just not the course it use to be."


zmann1217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be my favorite course in the area. They do a great job of mimicking the Scottish holes that they mirror. But the course has really gone down hill with the care and support of the actual course. The greens are in horrible shape, I understand they are pulling out the Bent Grass Greens and putting in a Bermuda or something that is cheaper to care for in place of the Bent Grass Greens. I really hate it when a course does this it seems that they are more focused on the money and less on the golf.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



David9340895's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jamesctigue's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LOUIS1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible public relations"


royboss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course with my son recently this was the second time we had played the tribute. He was advised at check-in that he needed to have a collared shirt he was told there were some out in the lobby at half price.

I had a professional Ping sweater/jacket that he was able to wear which the starting Marshall said was fine.

But the desk staff made a point to call the starting Marshall and insure that the people for our tee time all had collared shirts. I believe the desk staff could have handled this matter much more professionally without making us feel like we were commoners. I will never go to this course again or recommend it to anyone.

The other two gentlemen in our foursome who we did not know before this time we're also insulted and indicated so to us by this staff attitude.

They indicated they would not come back to golf there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/28/2017

I just wanted to update my earlier comment.

I received a call from Chip Graham, the Club pro today expressing his apology's for our level of service provided on Monday.

One would expect such a call from a reputable Club and I was pleasantly satisfied that Chip understood the importance of customer satisfaction and in fact considered it a top requirement for his staff to provide.

I understand that customer satisfaction is a two way street and that some customers can be a pain in the back side to put it politely. I don't believe we were such so I truely appreciate Chips apology and invitation to give them another chance which I will do on our next visit to the area. Thanks Chip for treating us with respect and understanding.

Roy


"A few new changes"


mooncrucci's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro shop and the bar have been switched. Therefore, the bar area is much larger as well as the pro shop. If you need anything from the pro shop they've got you covered. Free breakfast tacos at check in too. The front nine greens were a little bad as they appeared to be rough and uneven with multiple types of grass growing. The practice area needed some more attention, but the back nine greens were what I have come accustomed to knowing and expecting from this course. Overall, I feel that for a resort course I should have a much better playing experience on the greens. The staff were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"bad greens"


rictex48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

as noted before most of the greens were really bad. had a 7 ft birdie putt ...jumped 4 ins to the left right off the face.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dwhughes1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Overbooked waited 45 minutes past tee time. Green's were really bad for the $$$ charged. Not really impressed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Abismal Staff"


wbickley's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Double booked tee time and took no actions to correct their mistake. Will never go back and would discourage anyone from playing at the Tribute. Much better options in surounding area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome course"


u000007094770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions, greens a little beat up on the par 3, but very firm and fast. Hard to check a ball. Fairways are great, will play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?"


gdigby's avatar
Age:  35-44

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

How do you not have any Marshall's on the course on a Saturday?? No one likes to play a 5 hour and 45 minute round when you tee off at 11:42 a.m.

The group in front of us skipped a hole to get ahead of bunch of drunk, loud, obnoxious, and rude foursome. These individuals went to each guys ball and watched him hit his shot. Depending on the shot, you would hear the F-Bomb, G-D, S..t, and numerous other curse words.

In addition to acting like they were at a UFC 205 fight, they also decided to play their music so loud that before we caught up behind them we could hear the music from the tee box when they were on the green.

The worst part of the round, we called the clubhouse for over an hour to no avail. No one even picked up the automated telephone system. After the round, the kid that was left in charge said he was sorry but could not authorize a refund or an reduced rate round in the future. Talk about customer service.

As such, I will not play at this course again!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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