Waterview Golf Club

3.8849000000 3.9 stars from 5 (139)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7191 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 9509 Waterview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75089
  • (972) 463-8900
  • (972) 463-6310
  • waterview.americangolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7191 yards 74.1 128
Blue 72 6760 yards 71.9 121
White 72 6355 yards 70.0 118
Gold 72 5906 yards 67.8 110
Gold (W) 72 5906 yards 74.3 131
Green (W) 72 5472 yards 71.6 122

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 139 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

124 out of 139 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"This course is fun"


u000007716120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in rough shape playing in February, but other than that it's a decent course for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"GREEK FREAK"


u7357175's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREAT COURSE FOR YOUR MONEY. THE GREENS COULD HAVE BEEN IN BETTER SHAPE. SOME BUCKERS WERE LIKE CLAY. OTHERS WERE FLUFFY SAND.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u309674816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good condition but some greens were in winter shape, a bit patchy and bumpy. Waterview is nonetheless a solid course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Down hill"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course numerous times and would consider it an average course. However, my last round was way below expectations. Poor management left people scrambling for a cart. I was still waiting for a cart after my tee time, while people teeing off 20 minutes later were given carts. The pace was horrible, no marshal. The fivesome in front of us caused huge bottle necks. The greens were in terrible condition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Waterview Golf Course"


u000005582130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fun course to play. Generous fairways even for the high handicapped. Five sets of tees to choose from, including senior tees. Pick the correct set of tees, and you'll have a very pleasant experience plus it will be a lot of fun.

From the tips, black tees, it's all the golf you ever want. We played the senior tees,. From these tees, the hazards or not as much in play. Neither me or my playing companion lost a golf ball all day.

The layout is exceptional. All the hole holes are unique. The variety of layouts prevent boredom.

All this makes for a very enjoyable day.


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


"What happened to the greens???"


msw1185's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The greens were atrocious when i played on 10/1 - they were in great shape the last time I played there about a month ago - very surprised and disappointed to find the huge dead patches, weeds, and generally uneven playing surface.. hard to understand how they were allowed to decline like that.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"first time in 5 years"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Back to this course for the first time in 5 years. Layout still very nice - they reversed the nines since 2011. Tees and fairways had good grass and turf was very playable. Saturday morning pace of play was decent (4:10), weather was perfect, and beverage cart was seen 4 times. Bunkers were a little thin but playable. Rate was fair for prime time. The only negative was......

The Greens. What happened? Every single green had dead areas of mud or sand. Aeration was irregular and awful. Not a single putt rolled true. Grass was 3/4" long in places. Bottom line, the greens kept this review from being much higher rated.

We had a good time despite the greens. Still like the layout, the sightlines, the open fairways, and the range. Will be back if they get the putting surfaces figured out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very poor greens"


u000007422847's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even the hot deal was not a good deal. The greens were ridiculous. I was unpleasantly surprised since they are usually good. The round took 4 1/2 hours...pretty slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Waterview Golf Course"


renezn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a nice course, maintained well enough. It was very hot when we played and there's not much shade.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Still fun playing there"


kcfredieu's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I usually play Waterview a couple times a year. I always enjoy the course and I generally team up with other players. My only wish would be that kept the grill open later or had a food cart. Other than that, I have no complaints.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Surprise"


Pat7125527's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Hit a hot deal because it was close, never played the course before. Very nice layout, everything is right in front of you.

Greens were in very nice condition, fairways were good considering junky weather lately.

Will not be the last time I play 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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this golf course,great friendly stuff, I only hope to have a car girl for refreshments and snacks because it's hot and no service when need it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


learrell's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course in good condition . Greens are little slow right now. -1 under still wasn't a bad round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I like this course"


mmason2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quickly becoming one of my favorite courses in DFW in this price range. Greens and entire course are well-maintained, holes are varied and interesting. Greens fee includes range balls and a soft drink at the turn. My only gripe is the quality of sand in the (numerous) sand traps, but that could have been because of all the recent rain. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Incompetent Marshals/ un-level tee boxes"


Armysman30's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took just under 3 hours to get through 9 holes. There are Marshals on the course, but they are really just paid spectators than Marshals. It is extremely slow and they do nothing about it. When confronted the marshal informed me they get 5 minutes per shot per USGA rules, to which I replied that is for lost balls. If they don't fix their pace of play issues they are going to start losing players.

The other major issue they need to address are their tee boxes. about a third of their tees are crowned and significantly sloped. Who doesn't like hitting a side hill lie when they tee off?

Raking the dirt traps more than once a month would help as well. Emphasis on dirt as you will be hard pressed to find sand in any of the hazards.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"No."


jurothegreat35's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

No, i will not play this course again. Not because the course was in horrible condition or because the staff was unfriendly or any other reason that a negative review SHOULD be written. Im compelled to write this review for one reason that should never be an issue in the great game of golf. The reason i wont play this course again is because the way the game has always been played and what makes this game special to me is not honored here. Waterview forces one to drive a cart by charging the same fee whether you walk or not. The sacred connection between humanity and nature and the serenity and calm inherent in taking a scenic walk on a golf course are not valued here. I will not return because if i wanted a loud, fast paced, stressed out, rush of an experience i would have stayed in traffic on my way home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course in great shape for winter"


u000001292671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape for winter


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape considering we played in the middle of winter. Didn't have any food hence the low rating there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hit It Short and Let It Roll!!!"


Rick9568434's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I really like this course. Pace of play is usually really good. But today is was really over-booked, plus one foursome refused to let us play through, even though there were two holes empty in front of them. Saw two marshals who did nothing. Finally, drove around them.
Lots of dead spots on the greens, some big, some small. The greens still rolled smoothly though...but fast as lightning, and a bit hard. Nothing wanted to stay on unless your shot was REALLY elevated. Fairways and tee boxes are in good shape. The addition of some bunkers and especially 10's new pond on the left of the green, have been interesting to maneuver. The starter was really friendly and helpful. The dude who checked us in could a use a little bit more personality. By the time we figured out not to aim at the flag, and apply that knowledge appropriately, it was pretty much too late on the scorecard. You will like this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"SAD SAD SAD"


u000002776505's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

It is impossible to describe the horrid condition of these greens literally 40 to 50 unrepaired divots on every green. which is sad because the overall course was pretty nice but the greens make the course completely unplayable save your money for a course that cares This is not the place to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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