Old at Firewheel Golf Park

3.7013705882 3.7 stars from 5 (233)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6845 yards 74.1 135
Blue 71 6429 yards 71.6 131
White 71 6054 yards 69.9 124
Red (W) 71 5497 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 233 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

191 out of 232 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"used to be good"


u5744965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I started playing this course in the 90's and the course was always in great shape. I moved and stopped playing for about 13 years. I recently got back into the game and play once a week sometimes 2. This course has a great layout and is fun to play but the management of the course is horrible. Tee boxes are hard as a rock and need to be watered and fertilized. The sand traps are rock hard. like concrete. literally no sand in them. several have been under repair for months. Whats more frustrating is that they have sand in a pit next to the 17th green. Both the Lakes course and the Bridges have great bunkers with plenty of sand in them. This needs to be taken care of by management.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not bad, but not great"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

GREAT day that started off fine. Played as a 2-some. Nice couple let us play through on 7 but when we hit 10, it was a constant wait. Actually paired up with the two in front of us but still horribly slow. Foursome of older gentlemen in front of us seemed to be in their own world when on the green. At the par 3 15th, we waited with the 2-some behind us as well they had everything backed up so badly. Marshall finally came around when we were on 18....about 8 holes too late.

Fairway grass was fine considering the season but leaves everywhere. Lost several balls on the fairway due to the leaves. Go OOB....forget it, just drop and keep going. Bunkers were HORRIBLE. Some were under construction, those that were not consisted of a quarter inch of packed sand over hardpacked mud. You could literally walk across the sand and not see any footprints. Ridiculous. On the other hand, the greens were really good, especially for December. Plugs for moved cup locations were done sloppily though as I hit two that dramatically altered my ball path.

Pretty basic course but much better than a regular muni course, and with some challenging areas. Have played Lakes also and will probably be back, but not on a weekend and not until next spring/summer so the leaves will not be an issue and they have time to fix the bunkers. Staff was nice as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"My Kingdom for a Bunker"


Rick9568434's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Without wind, this course has very little defense, other than my lack of ability. The greens were really good. They held a good approach shot and rolled true - for the most part. Hot dogs were better than most municipal dogs. BUT the bunkers were more like hard pan with a raised rim around it. That's why I rated the course conditions as fair. Never saw a Marshall. The twosome was slower than our foursome, but wouldn't let us play through.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Javier5501419's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Firewheel - Old Course"


tito3940423's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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Reviewed on

The Old Course is a good value for the money considering what other courses charge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"When it's breezy, swing it easy."


uvalde51's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The review title is something one our group's caddies said during a round at Carnoustie many years ago and it certainly applied the day we played the Old Course at Firewheel. Course conditions were very good and the green speed not overwhelming. Pace of play was very good especially for a weekend. We finished our round in four hours. Water comes into play on several holes and position off the tee is important to being able to approach the flag. We did not play from the tips and I would suggest only the most advanced players take that option. The staff in the shop was very professional and friendly. I will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



43anantrai's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice Option"


dallasmark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once 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 like this course. It is "old", and I like the 'old' designs. I love having a shot into a Par 4, but because I blocked it to the right, I now have to navigate around 1 lone tree, which guards the front right of the green.

The pace was extremely slow; but that's "par for the course" at these rates, and on a Sunday afternoon.

There are 45 other holes at this complex, so this course is at the bottom of the totem pole, esp. for cart girl coverage. We saw her once in 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Had fun"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a little rough condition wise but very playable. Greens were ok,. Played on a Sat at 12:45, and our 4some of avg golfers never waited or was pushed from behind. $29 ea was fair. Staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best place to play"


u000007595266's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Reviewed on

So I can let you know that I had a great time at the Firewheel Golf Course all three courses are in excellent condition the staff is very friendly the service is great I just don't know how to put this but if you want to have a good time and play come to Firewheel


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



luan481's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

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

Reviewed on


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


"Great Value"


u000007881730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course that was well maintained except the bunkers were basically unusable. The pace was also relatively slow, especially for a weekday.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



trumey05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u190636505's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Even after a hot summer the course was in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fairways were winter condition. Dryed out and hard. Better to be in the rough."



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Not sure if they hate golf now peeps. But the service was the worst I have experienced in the DFW area. Don't want to go into it but if you can avoid this place I would. They feel they are special but give me a break the qplace is barely hanging on.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money a great place to play. Greens where in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



uTZUT7653TZ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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