Tenison Park Golf Club - Tenison Highlands Course

3.5556000000 3.6 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7078 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 3501 Samuel Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75223, Dallas County
  • (214) 670-1402, (214) 670-8385
  • (214) 821-0070, (214) 821-3977
  • www.tenisonpark.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): D. A. Weibring (2001), Steve Wolfard (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: Tiff-Eagle Bermuda Grass
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Diamond 72 7078 yards 73.7 130
Gold 72 6610 yards 71.7 128
Granite 72 6242 yards 69.8 123
Silver 72 5930 yards 68.1 118
Silver (W) 72 5905 yards 75.1 135
Pearl (W) 72 4883 yards 69.1 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

9 out of 9 reviews


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"Who Killed All The Birdies?"


Rick9568434's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Only had one birdie. It was a windy day! Fairways and greens were in really good shape. Greens held a good approach and the fairways had some pretty good roll without being that every lie is a tight lie. The course is looking really good. I was lucky enough to avoid the bunkers even though they looked like they were well maintained. You'll like this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"LOTS of rollout"


Filthy20's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Highlands is playing firm and fast right now! 346 yard drive from the tips on the 1st hole - oh yeah, and I hit a hybrid! Watch out for the groups behind you, everyones shots are rolling out on this hole.

Greens were pretty good. $42 was higher than I wanted to pay. Next time I'll carry my bag and walk instead of ride.

I really like this course. I'll play here a lot this summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Patience is a Virtue"


Rick9568434's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It is so early in the season, you may want to wait to pay $37 bucks for this course. Tee boxes are almost nothing but dirt. Fairway grass is still dormant and very thin. Nothing but tight lies to be found. As Charlie Rymer calls 'em, nothing but unfortunate lies. The greens were to bright spot - very smooth and VERY grainy. They held a good approach shot and rewarded a well thought out and struck putt....for the most part. Never saw a "cart girl" the whole day. This always true on Tenison Glenn, but never has been on the Highlands.

The bunkers have really good sand at a good depth. One other observation: Most of the water hazards (penalty areas) have clear water so it is relatively easy to find a stray shot ( of course that wasn't true for me -- NOT!) I think the Highland will be back to it's glory in a month.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great place!"


Filthy20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I was finally able to play this course for the first time (Highlands), even though it was pouring all morning before our round and on and off during our round. Wet course and cart path only made it a beating, but this place is awesome!

The course layout is fantastic. The greens were so pure!

I agree with some of the other reviews, the staff isn't great, but I completely understand why. This place gets abused. The rules are simple, don't bring your own booze, play the 18 holes of golf that you payed for, don't play 5 somes, quit slicing 3 or 4 balls off of each teebox, and keep up with the group ahead of you.

If I lived closer, I would make this my home course. It's a must play for those visiting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Tension Highlands"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Dallas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Even though Tenison Highlands and Tenison Glen are on the same property, they are worlds apart. The Highlands layout is not something you would expect when you pull into the parking lot. There are massive trees that line the fairways and guard portions of the greens. Greens have a lot of break, but roll true. This is by far my favorite D.A. Weibring designed course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"OK, course"


Lee188a's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

i have played this course many time. it is not for the beginner, it does have challenging holes and does require some shot making on a few holes. It could use more TLC in the summer months, But what course can't in the Heat of Dallas. The play is slow even through the week, most people play this course over the older one. It is also a little pricey. there are a few bunkers and water. also a few tight fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens in rough shape"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Dallas Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

No sand traps and greens are in rough shape. A good course to work on your swing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tennison Highlands - One of the Best Public Courses in DFW"


jquinntx's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Walked Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course dozens of times and it is in great shape right now, fairways and greens are very good. Played very early in the morning from the tips and it was real fun. Highlands course has great terrain, with good hills. If the south wind is blowing more than +1, this is all the golf course most people can handle. Finishing holes are great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent Course"


jmiller0299's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is old and it shows. The greens are decent at best. Some have bald spots on them and have had them for quite a while but for half the price as the Highlands course, I guess I can't complain too much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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