Golf Club of Fossil Creek

4.3078117647 4.3 stars from 5 (315)
  • 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 | 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 315 Reviews
5 stars:
127
4 stars:
134
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

282 out of 312 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Shot placement is a must!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course even though it is slightly more than Iron Horse or some of the other Arcis facilities in the area. This course is all about shot placement and course management. If you are the type of player that wants to go out and hit the tee shot as far as possible and then chip on this course will eat you for breakfast. many of the holes have creeks or marshes running across the fairways. Two or three of the holes have fairways that slope down to the water.

You need to play smart if you are going to shoot well at this course but I think its worth a persons time if they really want to see where their game is at.

the staff is friendly and the practice facilities are good. Like almost all of the Arcis facilities this one is great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


John3071979's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Was in good condition although the sand traps were very hard. Markers on tee box were non existent and with generic score cards I had no clue as to layout and distance. I would like to play it again now that I know layout somewhat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Top course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best courses in town. Yes we all enjoy those courses where it's nothing but makes and trees. But if you have to play in town surrounded by houses and apartments. This is the one. Staff super friendly. Course always in great shape. Layout is fun and challenging.


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


"Need better on course management"


sk5599's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

930 tee time ended up being 1005 due to bad starter. He had no clue how to do his job. Then he put walk up singles in where there were no open slots. This caused slow play all day. Fast forward 3 hours and 20 minutes, we made it to the 11th hole before quitting. Very disappointing.never saw a marshal and the cart person was seen 1 time. Pro shop did give us a raincheck voucher which was good but I would like to have completed the round same day.this seems to be coming a common weekend occurrence at fossil creek. I suggest not playing here on weekends unless you want 5+ hour rounds.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good time"


Chris3768458's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had no problems with check in, tee time was at 238 pm got there at 2 and got the keys and said I could go ahead so no complaints there.... the course was lush and very scenic definitely doesn't feel like a Texas course. Only complaint is I play from the white tees and it seems like there's lots of bends, turns, creeks, canyons, and such about 200 yards from the tee so kind of takes driver out of your hands unless u can carry 220 yards or more... should've switched to blue tees at some point.... overall very nice, challenging, and reasonably priced course I would play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"WOW, Wonderful Experience (keep it a secret)"


u000002656676's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Back in DFW visiting for a few days and found great rate on GolfNow ($25). What a bargain for this course, keep it a secret. I will play this course every chance I get now when I'm back in DFW. Only negative is if you don't like courses routed thru houses, this course might not appeal to you. But the back nine is FANTASTIC! One of the best stretches of holes on ANY course (public, private, etc...). There's a little Amen Corner stretch of holes around a quarry lake on the back nine that compares to any course. Great variety of holes. You will use every club in your bag, not just the Driver and PW. Looks like maybe 20 years ago it was a high-profile type golf club, but with the growth of DFW and all the newer courses it's kind of been forgotten. That's fine with me, more great golf deals to be had here. This is an excellent, well kept course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


dito31968's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, even for as hot as it is. Fairways are lush and green, and the greens will hold your shots and roll true! Great place to play if you can get a hot deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course!"


u297453308's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. It is a fairly easy course that can cause you some trouble if you get greedy. Play fairways and greens and you will have no problems. The greens were in pretty bad shape after aerification, but to be fair, Golfnow had an aerification alert, so we knew what we were getting into. My only knocks are the course goes out until 18, no stop by the clubhouse at 9 and the price can get pretty steep without a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



headman1970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Experience at Fossil Creek"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in exceptional condition and the way it is maintained is unbelievable. The actual maintenance staff is the most courteous and considerate staff I have ever seen.

The amenities are great with beverage carts maintained by wonderful friendly and beautiful women. Will be returning to play here many times to come.


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


"Course in great shape, Staff attitude could use a little work."


raycogburn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, one of the best I've played this year. There is a beverage cart working the course even on a weekday. The pro shop attendants are a little dismissive toward Golf Now Users ( they are pushing their ARCIS membership club). Overall can't be beat for a Hot Deal price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really good course"


jandlstotz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Fossil Creek is in our "regular rotation." On this day the course was in PERFECT condition...fairways AND greens. One of the great things about this course isn't even ON the course...following our play at FC we ALWAYS stop for lunch at Shady Oak BBQ....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000006192378's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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