Golf Club of Fossil Creek

4.2903705882 4.3 stars from 5 (329)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6865 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1987), Ed Seay (1987)
Type: Public/Resort
Style: Links
Greens: TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6865 yards 73.7 138
Blue 72 6457 yards 72.1 133
White 72 6006 yards 69.3 127
White (W) 72 6006 yards 74.4 132
Red (W) 72 5066 yards 68.7 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 329 Reviews
5 stars:
131
4 stars:
141
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

296 out of 326 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"fasy greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good shape for early Jan.

greens were really fast running about 10


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Kemp8805111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u090327412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been told this was a great course. Well it’s true Course Layout was fantastic and greens were fast. Only issue was the staff when checking in....more concerned about talking to other staff members about irrelevant stuff then taking care of paying customers. Even with that bad experience the course overshadowed the course conditions.

Be sure to play as it is well worth it!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course!"


u000007929236's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is amazing. Fairways are pristine and I now know what its like to hit off of proper fairways and not West Texas cow pastures. The greens are very well maintained and the degree of difficulty to make the putt was challenging but very fun. Designed by a pro this course is pretty challenging but not in a bad, make you angry, way. You won't have a bad game because of the condition of the course, but you will soon realize how far from a pro you are. It was fun and exciting trying to make the shots that you need to make. And very rewarding when I made a great shot. I also realized how effortless and easy pros make it and have decided to keep my day job.... I will definitely be back and look forward to what this course looks like in the spring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Noticed some changes"


u000007745177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my favorite course and I used to come here all the time but it recently seems that this course is going in the wrong direction. Staff has become unfriendly nor have any of the appropriate customer service skills. Some prices have went up or remained the same with course removing some of its services (GPS, over seeding). Prices are really steep on drinks. I still have not figured out how they charge $16 for a double of Bacardi. Rum is cheap and that would almost buy a handle. I used to play with a good group of people here on a regular basis and don't see them anymore. Wonder if they moved on as well. Hope Fossil gets better but not paying $70 to play here any more. Not worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Shot placement is a must!"


Tom5929581's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course but the wind made the day very tough. The conditions were great considering it was winter. The staff was great and the greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course poorly ran"


jlmejia24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing and course was in great shape. Nice layout forcing you to pull out every club from your bag. Scenic holes with lots of blind shots. Tee time was at 12:45 we where there by 12 and starter didnt let us tee off till the exact time not 1 minute earlier. Marshall parked in the fairway till 12:44 then came and told us we could tee off. Problem was that only a one single player teed off between 12 and 12:45. By the 10 hole we looked back and course was like a train wreck. 4somes backed up. We finished in over 4.5 hours and can imagine the fustration behind us. If we would have been let out earlier this would have avoided the course to be backed up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"A wonderful surpise"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at this course and it was wonderful surprise. This lovely course is in great condition and played it in 3 hours and 45 minutes with an 8:15am tee time. I played with a regular who commented that it was always in fine condition.

I was most surprised by the pleasing layout. While the course is inside a development, one generally doesn't feel crowded by the homes. (14 however is quite crowded.) The terrain is up and down with creeks forming beautiful cross bunkers.

The greens rolled very fast. Staff was very friendly. Appeared to be a fun bar scene in the grill.

It is 33 miles from my house and I returned Sunday afternoon for another 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here many times. Usually a slow round on a weekend but, not this time , played in 3.5 hours. Course in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Never dissappoints"


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 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy Fossil Creek, plenty of variety and challenge, never disappoints. course in very good condition greens true and rolling well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Rhoops9353's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would play this course again, but I wouldn't pay more than 25 to 30 dollars and hopefully on a day that isn't as windy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



GLENN8218490's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mostly good"


u000002224520's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The only negative thing I have to say about this course is that there is a lack of yardage markers...I get that there are phone apps that will give you GPS and range finders, but it's also nice to just be able to look around and find a marker somewhere, especially on the tee boxes of a par 3. I've payed less to play courses which have GPS on the carts.

On to the good stuff....the course was in great shape, staff is friendly, and we had a great time. Just through up a yardage marker here or there and you'll get 5 stars out of me.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too pricey"


Ransom8019739's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a $40 to $50 course. It's not worth a $70 price tag. There a far better courses for $50 then this one. That said - the course is a good course with good conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great way to relax"


stngray812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite places to play golf. The Arnold Palmer layout is awesome and the course conditions are really good. I can't wait to play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u408005176's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable"


barriethomas's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked a round as a solo player but got paired up by the starter with Matt and TJ, who were great company.

Course in god condition and pace of play was very good.

Would recommend this course to anyone who is in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course was in great condition."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fabulous. One of top courses in FW without a doubt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



voskuildave's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses in area, greens a bit bumpy as it has taken awhile since topdressing, but still a value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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