Rockwood Golf Course

3.0774411765 3.1 stars from 5 (46)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6350 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

  • 1851 Jacksboro Hwy, Fort Worth, Texas 76114, Tarrant County
  • (817) 624-1771, (817) 624- 8259
  • (817) 626-7595
  • www.fortworthgolf.org

Year built: 1938
Architect(s): John Bredemus (1938), Ralph Plummer
Type: Public
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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Undershirts, tank tops, cut off shirts, halter tops are not allowed
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6350 yards 69.5 111
White 70 6080 yards 68.1 108
Red (W) 72 5502 yards 71.6 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 46 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

28 out of 46 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners  

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"No longer a course for the average golfer"


pdfoster20's avatar
Age:  55-64

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The new Rockwood is an improvement, kind of. The problem is the greens. I've played many, many courses, and these greens are the hardest, (literally), and most difficult of any I've played. I've been on the new course 5 times now and have yet to keep an approach shot on the green. Rockwood has gone from a forgiving course to a very unforgiving course. I hope it gets better, but if it doesn't, I'm afraid I'll be going to Pecan Valley.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"New Fort Worth Gem"


Golden59's avatar
Age:  65+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The newly redesigned course is very nice with a lot more character. It has some picturesque holes with the addition of lakes, sand, undulating fairways and greens. My only 2 complaints are the greens are rock hard ( I hope this improves as it matures). You can't fly it in. You have to club down with any chance of keeping it on. The second cut of rough is extremely penalizing. Hit one off line and you have no chance of finding the ball. This is going to make it very difficult for the average golfer. They should take it down by at least half so there's at least a chance to find it. Other than that Fort Worth has a new golfing gem.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Muni ! Hopefully the course conditions can be kept up"


moorepete's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I guess today was the official grand opening even though it has been open for a couple weeks. Was blown away. Very interesting course with a lot of orginal holes you don't typically see. Lots of room off the tees but if you miss the green on your approach you will be challenged. Greens were in great condition but were hard and not holding lob wedges...maybe because they are new? Views of the skyline are special especially when you realize you are paying $30-45. As a downtown resident I pumped to have this course here. I just hope they can keep the conditions up and it's not Pecan Valley in a year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Better than last time playing here."


ggibson237's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in good shape and rolled very well. Fairways in OK condition considering time of year and drought conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Is in Pretty Good Shape and Fun to play!"


Mike1529865's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course several years ago and the greens and fairways were less than desirable but seems as if now that a lot of work has gone into making the greens so much smoother and better! ... I will definitely play there more often now. Great City Course for The Money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course For the Money"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many tee times on the weekend. Long wait at hole 1 due to late arrivals, no consequences for arriving late to your tee time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Played in the rain and traffic"


coachcurry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course play was as it always is ... moderate difficulty. the major problem was traffic congestion caused by very slow play of other groups and their waste of time.

Course was in good condition and the greens were the best I have sen in awhile.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rude legion"


Terry9714409's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I decided to take my Girlfriend Golfing for the first time and payed a good amount of money to get her started and have a love of the sport as I did but I should have called ahead of time to see if the legion was having there tournament because we couldn't even finish the first hole because they were calling and complaining to the marshal to have us skip a couple holes even though it was hole 1. I was extremely disappointed to find the people in front of us we had to wait for anyways but to have the staff come and tell us to skip a couple holes just to play was ridiculous I'm a disabled Veteran and I deserve to play, just as much as them I will never return to that course and I will explain to all my fellow veterans that business owners are more important that people who sacrifice for there country extremely dissapointed and upset. Never returning and will tell everyone I know never to go. I am a golfer who plays weekly and I've never been disrespected like that before. NEVER ATTEND this place


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fun, open course to play."


feasch's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was nice and open. Greens were nice and some had tricky slopes. Overall nice scenery. Not too many water hazards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good value"


johnbbrady44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good value and not dificult. Very open so high handy cap players can enjoy with out losing ball. The flooding was taking over 18 and the driving range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


firefighter61's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Seeing the course for the time and being from out of state I though it was not in bad shape after all the rain they had earlier in the spring. rom what I heard the course will be going to be redone over in Nov. will b back here next Oct. so looking forward to see what they did.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wet and Muddy"


Michael2732256's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was wet and muddy the whole day. It's been raining for a while this spring, but it's clearly an old course. Mesquitos infested the outhouses and it wasn't even worth the 20$ it cost to play. Maybe if it was dried out the 20$ wouldn't have been bad.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Water Ball"


Michael4811569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good challenging course. The day we went it had rained very heavily the night before so there were a few extra water hazards. We still had a fun day. The food at the grill is great and the young girl prepared it quickly and tasted great. One of the best burgers around. Grab some friends and try it out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rockwood golf course"


mikesz28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will never play here again, the fairways looked like most people's back yards with very little grass and lots of weeds. They had a cart path only which was very inconvenient especially because the course was in horrible condition anyway we could've driven monster trucks on the fairways and it wouldn't of made him look worse than they looked before. We did not know it was cartpath only on the first hole, because they had a sign up that said 90° rule, but when we entered the Roff to try and find a ball we were scolded very harshly by the Marshall. When we explain to the Marshall that no one told us in the pro shop that it was cartpath only, and that the sign on the first hole only said 90° rule he was just as rude, and tried to make us feel like jerks. If I hadn't driven 40 minutes to play that course for the first time, I would have sacrificed my $20 and gone to a different course. I will be sure and tell anyone that asks me about this course never to play it, and I will volunteer to make sure to tell everyone never to play that course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Deal"


u000002147102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money, this course is awesome! Some nice scenery. There are 4 or 5 holes that are just straight 400 td holes, but all of the greens are in great shape. I highly recomemd, especially for a municipal course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rockwood"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff very nice the greens in there best shape in a couple of years.The fairways are getting better only took 3hrs to play and cost me 10 bucks on golfnow.Had a good time for the money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"rockwood"


xavi07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens were in great shape. I would play this course again. great views of the city


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


u00000470513's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an old course built in the '30s. Good layout with mature trees but not densely wooded so you're not likely to loose any balls. City owned and may not get the necessary budget to keep it in tip top condition but the greens -for dead of winter - were in very good condition and very sloped to make it a challenge. Very few bunkers or hazards. Enjoyed the fact that it was a very walkable course and allowed push carts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Municipal course needs help"


John7085153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways need lots of help - mostly ant hills! Tee boxes and greens are OK. I was irked when grounds crew came by with leaf blowers and blew leaves onto the fairway while we were playing. Probably wont go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Bargain"


Johnnie4798170's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's in good condition for this time of year. I like the price and the huge trees and leaves everywhere . Lots of fun to play it. Just a lot of beginners that slow things down maybe a Marshall would help.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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