Golf Club of Fossil Creek

4.1246000000 4.1 stars from 5 (281)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6865 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 3401 Club Gate Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76137, Tarrant County
  • (817) 847-1900
  • (817) 847-8126
  • www.thegolfclubatfossilcreek.com
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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

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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 281 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

249 out of 278 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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Jaime3484759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


aronsamuel's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fair golf course to the mid handycap player, we'll cared for


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great course, Teribble pace of play"


Ecomet5561189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before and enjoyed myself. Unfortunately, this was not one of those times. They pace of play ruined the outing. It was so slow that the marshal was making excuses instead of enforcing the rules. Spending ten minutes waiting to tee off on every hole after hole 8 is definitely not ideal. We decided to skip the last hole. I will not be going back any time soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u00000847262's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a fun and really unique course. Everything was good but the only issues were that the greens were sanded and the fairways were plugged. If your smart use a lot of irons and hybrids off the tee!


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


"Got it all"


Mommarox's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arnold palmer knew what he was doing when he designed this course. It's absolutely gorgeous. Has a little bit of everything. No two holes even remotely similar. Very fair to women. The course was packed but played at a nice pace. Is well worth the money!!! Loved this course!


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


u000005195709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. GPS was showing pin but was way off. Restrooms on the course were locked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Top Course in FW"


u000006484403's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course with a unique design. Really utilizes the natural water features for some great holes. Greens, fairways and tees in pristine shape for February. Friendly staff and good pace of play. Will certainly play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course, use every club in the bag, they gave a great offer for second round at $20.

Would play again,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"manage your way around the creek"


rasanko's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course was more fun than the first. I remembered where I was stung the first time and I proceeded with caution. This course is a lot of fun but you need to leave your bravado in the bag. I had a great time negotiating most par 4's with my 5 iron.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fossil Creek"


u00000941614's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was excellent and I was able to tee off at the prescribed time. The starter paired me with an older couple who were excellent golf companions. The course was in very good condition for late January. A few tight lies on worn spots in the fairways, but they were the exception. The greens were fast and presented a challeng, but a fair one. The bunkers were filled with sugar sand and were well maintained. I will try and play again when the weather is hotter, limiting some of the would be golfers who slowed the round down. All in all, a fine course that was affordable and enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely a must play. Great layout and always well taken care of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"I love Arnold Palmer designed golf courses....."


Lhornedfrogdavis's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Fossil Creek for the first time since Arnie passed in September. Really paid attention to the course design this time in tribute to Arnie. This is a course that is wonderful to play with a very nice mix of holes requiring lengeth and holes requiring strategy. Course is in good shape, greens are very fast and true! Great time to come and play.


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


"One of my favorites."


u000007055801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Right in the heart of north Ft. Worth sets this gem of a course. The design and layout shows just how beautiful our Southwest Texas landfall can be. Limestone cliffs and slow moving creeks touched by a well designed course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Winter rounds are hard to beat"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
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Reviewed on

You can't beat 83 degrees on 12/28. The course was in very good shape. Greens roll true. This course is always a challenge but I love the layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"What a joke"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saw this on Golfnow for 39.95 and had not been out to Fossil in a long time so I figured I would give it a shot. AWFUL DECISION. Tee time was at 11:30 and I was running late, pulled in at 11:20 to find out they were 30 minutes behind on the first tee. Then the front nine proceeded to take 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Always have liked the lay out and wished I could have stayed for 10-13 but could not bear that punishment of waiting on every single shot and left after 9 holes. Wont be back until they figure something out over there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Second time playing"


Eric6071116's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall condition was good, greens are very fast and will hold shorter spinning shots. The main gripe on the course is pace of play. Second time I played here and it seems like they over sell the tee times. Again this is the second time with same results. We waited forever the first time and the second time we were not able to get in but 10 holes due to pace of play. The first time took just under 6 hours second time we ran out of daylight at 4:50 hours on the course waiting. What's surprising is the green fee are not cheap so you would expect less traffic and better pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Shot placement and tough greens"


mcnultyn1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Short course. Very fun layout. greens were impossible. Miss the cup by an inch and it rolls into the water. Never seen that in my life.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mr Palmer masterpiece"


aelsborg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course layout, requires accuracy on approach shots to receptive but fast greens. Plenty of elevation change to keep your attention and greens have sufficient undulations to ensure most puts over 10ft have at least a hole break.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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!"


u000005462967's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in excellent condition for this time of year! A lot of creeks make it more challenging!


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



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