Old at Firewheel Golf Park

3.5843000000 3.6 stars from 5 (178)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 600 W Blackburn Rd, Garland, Texas 75044, Dallas County
  • (972) 205-2795
  • (972) 205-3965
  • www.golffirewheel.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Dick Phelps (1983)
Type: Public
Greens: Champion Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Mid-iron 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 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

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 178 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

142 out of 177 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  

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"Old DFW Standby"


u4936546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Old Course was a pleasant surprise!

The staff in the clubhouse were both solid, and welcoming, with the practice areas more extensive than many other area courses.

The course was laid out in a traditional manner with an even mix of par 3, 4s, and 5s, as well as an interesting mix of dog legs, straight carries, and some slight elevation change.

The course did have some hardpan fairways, and bunkers that needed work but for late March the greens were acceptable. Some holes required good course management regarding layups or carries over water.

Will likely be back, if nothing else to give the Lakes and Bridges courses a shot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Forgotten course"


Anthony4319599's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Old Course used to be the pride of Garland.

Alas it is now a forgotten member of the family.

Really enjoy the layout. If the city would just give a little love to the bunkers the course would stay on my rotation. Was able to get a hot deal and wanted to see what shape it was in. Greens were fine. Tee boxes were so -so. Would recommend you play but not at full price if you can get a good deal.

Otherwise play Lakes or Bridges.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


Curtis2056860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The round was fun, the front 9 quality was better than the back. The back 9 fairways were not very good. But all the greens were in good shape, I would go back for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rthardeman's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Won't be returning"


ranger100's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes like rock, and fairways like cement. Couldn't get me tee in on some holes. No grass to speak of anywhere. Greens we're good, though. A shame, as the layout was OK.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000004071636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
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Reviewed on

It was hard to find grass on the fairways. it was mostly mud. The greens were pretty good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great for January"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had very good greens for January. Hard to be critical on any part of the course for the season and weather conditions. Had a very good round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



djagolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007866586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Value"


u000003209254's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No range balls. Good value.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Solid muni"


rtibboel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in fantastic shape. Course well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Firewheel - Old Course"


renezn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course very much; there's not much water to get over. My husband says the greens are slow, but I thought they were fine. The bunkers are not well kept; hard sand and some had standing water. There's a good amount of shade if you need it. We'll be back..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Revisiting the Old Course at Firewheel"


ggrimes911's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It had been over 15 years since I had played at Firewheel. I liked the Old Course layout and decided to book a tee time there. The two nines were swapped. The fairways had grass that was pretty sparse and the bunkers were unplayable. It looked like the course had been flooded recently but not work had been done on the bunkers at all. They looked like horses had been walking thru them. The tees were in poor shape, the greens were the best part of the course. It looked to me like they had basically given up on spending any money at the Old Course. I was very disappointed in what the Old course had become.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Track, but slow"


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 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played fairly quick around the first 9, but then eventually caught up to the group who had 2 beginners playing. While it was slow and had to wait on pretty much every hole while the collected golf balls from the surrounding creeks, I did play well and had nothing else to be doing, so I'm not going to complain. I would advise keeping the beginners to the driving range and have them start their round at 5 p.m. or so.

I feel the Lakes course is in much better condition, but it was a nice change for the day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in the best shape in a long time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course for good value"


u137261114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Old Course is a fun course, that has a great set up, for a cheap price. The course is in pretty good shape. The fairways and rough are in great shape. The fringe is nice and the greens are adequate. Some greens are a little dried up but nothing bad. Overall it's a great course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a good play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is pretty easy, but always short of being in good condition. Bunkers need work, greens are hit or miss on condition, some tee boxes have trouble growing grass. But for the money it's a great play especially if you live nearby.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course for the money. Friendly staff and decent pace... I'll definitely be playing again.


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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