Waterchase Golf Course

4.2222000000 4.2 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7289 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 8951 Creek Run Road , Fort Worth, TX 76120
  • (817) 861-4653
  • (817) 861-9176
  • www.waterchasegc.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Steve Plummer (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7289 yards 74.5 137
Gold 72 7006 yards 72.8 132
Blue 72 6661 yards 71.5 129
White 72 6175 yards 68.7 125
White (W) 72 6175 yards 77.8 150
Green 72 5524 yards 67.6 123
Green (W) 72 5524 yards 72.4 126
Red (W) 72 4941 yards 69.4 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

16 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Great layout!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best value for your dollar in DFW area. Played 5 courses while on vacation this past week and This one was in the best condition. The tee boxes were even and nicely manicured. The fairways had a nice amount of grass and were still firm and the greens were in great shape. The course does have some very challenging holes with some risk reward shots. Staff is very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Victor8870413's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course was nice"


hookerdarren's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will be very good when the grass greens up in a few weeks. Greens were very good and not as fast as the ones that are dormant right now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"If you're not a member look out"


u531929779's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this morning with a foursome and we had a threesome of members play up on us so we let them play through. After one more hole the marshall came up to us and said we were holding up the group of members behind us. The group we let play through was still on the green so we were waiting. This process continued four times in two holes.

Finally I offered to take a refund and leave if the harassment was going to continue. We then asked him to tell the members in front of us to speed up play so we are not waiting. He finally quit harassing us after 9.

By the way we finished in four hours with the course being backed up.

If you're not a member I wouldn't play here. If it wasn't for the harassment the rating would be positive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course But Lacks Amenities"


Chevelle671's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was nice. Greens Good. The smell from the water crossing was very bad. The facility needs a club house and on course service. For the green fee the visit was not worth the drive nor the $$.

I would probably play there again but it would take a good deal on the green fee to get me there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Menacing in the wind"


William1130674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have lived in DFW for years and have heard of Waterchase but, never played it before. It is truly a hidden gem. They tell you that you'll use every club in your bag. Believe them. Perfect sunny Texas morning with the exception of a still southerly wind. Local knowledge goes a long way. With no one right behind us we did drive up to see where the hole went. #17 was a surprise... The greens were slow but rolled true. the fairways were great, take a nice divot with your iron and the ball still rolled out off the tee. For my money they can stay in the modular clubhouse and put their $$$ in the course. I'll be back.

W-


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thank you for good greens"


jcook1313's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After being battered with awful green conditions recently on other courses, I was very happy to see perfect greens at Waterchase. Perfect. Fairways and tees were grassy too. Pace was excellent even with a tournament ahead of and behind us.

Course is still a good one although with a few quirky holes. The riverside holes could use better sightlines. 5 par 5's and 5 par 3's are kinda cool to play. Several holes are treelined and driver stays in the bag.

Overall the best course I have reviewed this summer. Not for everyone, but a good challenge to better players. Some really good fishing in the lakes too, if you can sneak a pocket rod in your bag :)

Lastly - how are they still in a temporary trailer 15 years after opening?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must Play !"


jcampbell57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Saturday afternoon and to my surprise nobody was there. We had the course to ourselves. The course conditions were excellent, greens could have been better but putted well. I highly recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


arees17's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This is a tough course. There are 5 or 6 tee boxes for all levels! The layout is challenging and fun because it makes you use all of your bag. The greens are usually in really good condition. They are about 2 1/2 week out from being punched so they are starting to roll really nice. The price during peak hours is expensive but twilight you can find good deals. Highly recommended course!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course... Sandy greens"


Lael1133468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. The first time I played it, about 8 years ago, I rinsed 6 sleeves of balls as a beginner... Now that I'm playing more regularly, and shooting in the mid to low 80s, I recognize that greens are a pivotal part of the course. The greens on this course were filled with sand. At times to the point where it seemed as if I was putting in a bunker. I expect better course conditions when I pay $50 for a round of golf. Now to be fair, the rest of the course was in excellent shape and the course service came early and often on a hot Saturday afternoon. I think a suggestion not only for this course but for all courses is, if you, as a course have aerated the greens and filled them with sand, alert the players or cut the cost....my $0.02.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2016

Mr. Clark,

We apologize that you were not made aware of the recently aerified greens. It is always our intention to inform guests of current course conditions. In addition to notifying every guest when booking a tee time for the first week after aerification, we also offer twilight rates in consideration of the course not being up to our usual standards. Sorry we did not get that accurately conveyed to you.

Jason Heitschmidt, GM


"Good course, marshals need to get it in gear"


greggottlieb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a very nice layout: interesting holes and well maintained. The clubhouse is terrible, not at all a match for the quality of the course. When I have had pace of play issues, the marshals have done nothing. Today's round (almost 5 hours) was unnecessary -- if only a marshal would have pressured one group.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No Frills Quality"


Sharris213's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took advantage of twilight rate at 3:00. Course was in great shape, as usual! They had some type of tournament there that day and I think we ran into it about hole 14. Took almost as long to play those last 5 holes as the first 13. Green roll true and are good speed! Recommend it highly!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track"


lorenhaas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A wonderful round of golf. Some holes are a bit tricky without course knowledge . . . this will cost you a few strokes . . . but in great shape! Don't always take your driver out of the bag. Greens were well taken care of and intriguing enough to make you think a bit. Friendly staff limited by the clubhouse or lack thereof, but if you just want to play golf this is highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Didn't see that coming"


tstew22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had always heard good things about Waterchase, but I didn't expect it to be that good. I couldn't keep my phone out of hand, I took pictures on almost every hole. Course was in immaculate shape, fairways were carpet. Besides aesthetic value, the course plays great too. Perfect mix of trees, water, tall grass, doglegs, and forced carries. While challenging, it is not impossible to score well. There are a lot of forced carries, so if you're a beginner, this may not be the best place for you, but it really is something great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Experience"


bbengtson21's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

What a great Course! Waterchase Golf Course was an excellent destination for our group of 8 traveling to Ft Worth to play golf. Facilities were in good shape and was an outstanding track. The staff and customer service was AWESOME!!! I can't tell you how wonderful it was for multiple members of the staff to greet us and ask if we had any questions and engaged in conversation with us. Jason, the General Manager went out of his way several times to make sure our time at Waterchase was outstanding. Arrangements for the round were made with Clarence who was very kind and accommodating with our booking. Our group had an awesome experience and will be back to Waterchase next time we are in the Dallas Area no doubt.

Brian
(Kansas)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course. Awful management"


Joemamagolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked

Reviewed on

Awesome course. No real marshaling. They let a five some out second group on a weekend. When we complained management didn't care. Never playing here again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2016

doesn't matter how much time. tell people to let people play thru. if you want to play slow that's fine.


Commented on 01/07/2016

We're sorry for your experience at Waterchase. We no longer allow 5-somes on the weekend or during peak periods of play. Our average pace of play on the weekends is around 4 hours and 15 minutes for 18 holes. Please give us another try as we are confident your next experience will be great!


"Last DFW Hidden Gem"


pflied1's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

How this course isn't reviewed more is beyond me. It is one of the more unique courses in the area, with almost every hole requiring advanced thought and good course management. It has held up quite well after the rough winter and drought. It is more akin to a championship style course than just about any public course in DFW. Give it a shot, you'll keep coming back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Could be the best public course in Dallas"


IanBAus's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I can't believe there's no reviews of Waterchase! I've been in Dallas as a business traveler for a few weeks. Played 13 of the supposed best public courses (in the evenings) . Waterchase is the best. It's in great condition and has a wide variety of challenging holes. I enjoyed it more each time I played. A seriously good golf course that's better than most privates around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2014

Well said. I didn't look at your review before I posted mine, but I basically copied you



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