Lakes at Firewheel Golf Park

3.7760000000 3.8 stars from 5 (125)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7134 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.5
  • Layout

  • 600 W Blackburn Rd, Garland, Texas 75044, Dallas County
  • (972) 205-2765
  • (972) 205-3965
  • www.golffirewheel.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Dick Phelps (1987)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7134 yards 75.5 139
Blue 72 6680 yards 73.6 134
White 72 6141 yards 70.7 125
Red (W) 72 5502 yards 73.6 126

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 125 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

109 out of 125 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks  

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danluna15's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Okay"


Darrell9241275's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The cart girl only came by once in18 holes. The course is okay. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not my favorite"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor condition but was early in spring. Might be better when grass greens and trees fill out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Ryosuke4231108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


HitItLong29's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is mid Feb...yeah, so the fairways haven't grown out yet, it isn't lush and green...but what a fun track to play. The Greens were in great shape and rolled really week. Would play here again in a heartbeat!


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




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"greek freak"


u7357175's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great Deal for the money. Course is kept in great condition. good layout. I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a lot of fun. I played it the day after a heavy rain and the course still looked good. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has a novice challenging design"


u000007773409's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will definitely play this course again for my continuous game improvement.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape and very pretty holes"


Jerry6459189's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I forgot how pretty some of the holes look out on the Lakes course. All greens and fairways are in really good shape and rolling true. With some forced carries, tight lanes and small greens there are some real challenges from the blue tees. Great value. Good job Garland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"recommended with provisions"


ngeary's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape! A lot of water on the course - it IS the Lakes course, but didn't come into play a lot. However, I believe it is on hole 16, there is a creek all along the right side that isn't depicted on the score card or my sky caddie.

We were right at a 4-hour pace of play (9 am tee time). However, the marshal came up to us on the back around hole 12/13 and informed us we HAD to be finished by 1:00 because there was a shotgun tournament teeing off. That would have been good to know in the pro shop before we teed off or at the turn.

No cart girl (glad we asked!) so had to stop at the turn for provisions. The ladies in the grill are very nice, but definitely not in a hurry. Prices are reasonable, 16 oz beers instead of the traditional 12 ouncers. No coolers on the cart, glad we brought our own.

Would play again & recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course especially for the value"


u000008008858's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was overall in really good shape. Greens were a little bumpy and slow but held well. Better yardage markings would also be a great help. All in all a really good course and a great value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"gets me everytime, except this time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finally broke 90 and this thing. Tons of water and hazards on the right. They keep the rough pretty long a lot of times, greens are pretty slow. Bunkers in good shape. This course is tough, but finally was able to get under 90. Ugh!


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


"Hidden Gem"


Charles8800474's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

This course is amazingly in GREAT condition! The grounds from tee to green are in great shape. I would play here everyday if I could!.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great deal on a challenging course."


u000001313657's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great deal on a challenging course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Lakes Stays in my Rotation"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play The Lakes at Firewheel monthly. The course was in good condition where it counts (fairways and greens) but rough around the edges. Always a fun layout if you know it. A great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot, hot, and did i say hot?"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay, so the heat wasn't the fault of the golf course. First time playing this course and tee time was 11:30 on a Hot Deal. The front desk gentleman was a little less than customer service oriented it once past this, we found a nice little course that could become our home course instead of Los Rios. The fairways, greens, and bunkers were in great shape. The pace of play was great as not many people were playing the Lakes Course.. Had a quick bite at the grill after 9 and the grill was nice and cool. Have had a better burger but it is a golf course, not a restaurant. The on course restrooms are air conditioned and all of the coolers were filled with ice cold water. Only made it through 14 holes before we decided to call it a day due to the heat. However, we look forward to returning and finishing not only this side, but the Old Course as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overbooked"


a0730691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in nice shape but was either overbooked or too slow. No marshalls to speed up play. Over 5hr round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Role Baby Role!"


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 03/26/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

To me, this course is much more difficult than The Old Course. And requires as much thought to get around the course as The Bridges. This time out, the fairways were really hard. So, hitting a record drive should have been no big deal. Good thing is, the greens were very receptive and rolled well. For the duffer, don't even think about cutting the corner on the par four, fifth hole. If you push your drive right on the par five, number eight, hit no more than an eight iron into the fairway, right of the bunker. You will still have a par opportunity. On the par four, twelfth, every thing roles to the right, toward the water, and there's a big tree on the left side of the fairway. So, consider just writing down a double and moving on. Not really. I have parred this hole before. You'll enjoy The Lakes, if you stay out of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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