Old at Firewheel Golf Park

3.5436000000 3.5 stars from 5 (195)
  • 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 | 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

Average Rating 3.5 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 195 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
91
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

154 out of 194 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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"A slow day on a windy day."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a confirmed tee time at 8:22 AM. We were ready to play at 08:10 AM. We had to wait in line for a chance to tee off until 08:45 AM! Apparently the golf course has no Starters nor Marshals! Too many golfers are thus allowed to get in line as they please or the the Golf Course overbooks Golfers. The result was a very slow day. On the positive side, one may get to rest a lot while waiting to take a shot at Firewheel Old Course...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Solid course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
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Greens were in good shape, but a bit slow. Some fairways We're pretty dry/hard, which gave very tight lies and felt like hitting off concrete. That said, and had a great time overall. Would recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat the price and level of maintenance in my opinion. Fun course, various levels of short to long holes. Bunkers were in bad shape, but I guess I shouldn't be in there anyway :) Overall, great course, great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ehh..."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
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Played the Old Course for the first time: painfully slow pace, no marshalls, no cart girl.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"bad sand traps"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was hard and dry. Needed water!! Sandtraps were unplayable. some spots had sand others were hard and unplayable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Michel4864039's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't play after it rains"


coe00006's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Played on a Saturday morning after some thunderstorms on Friday night so it was cart path only. Lots of very muddy areas on the course. This could've contributed to the 5 hour round and super slow greens.

For $39 on a weekend morning the course has great value. Golf course is fairly open with a few tighter holes with some water. I would like to check it out again in drier conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens?"


Matthew6164160's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens were the slowest I've played on outside of playing on greens that have recently been punched. It appeared they hadn't been cut in a couple of days. Was like putting on fairway grass. Bunkers were not maintained and puddles in places. Not bad value for the money but wish the greens were just a little better. Played the Lakes course the same day and it was in better condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
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Great lay out. The putting green in great shape long par 5s


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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The sand traps were poor and if you were even a little off the center of the fairway, it was tough to find your ball. The greens were in decent shape. Middle of the Road course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


u000001395190's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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Way too many people were packed in. We played about 12 holes in 5 and a half hours and gave up. The other players weren't very classy either. Blaring music as they would pull up to hit their ball and slam on their brakes. Didn't matter if you were in your backswing or not. We won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u635791819's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001806087's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly. The course has a nice layout. The sand in the sand traps had no softness to them. The dirt was packed. The Tee boxes didn't have much grass which the fairways were similar. The greens were good. Overall the course is in winter condition. Hopefully it will get better as the weather gets warmer. The course needs some TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice pace"


u9426408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
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For twenty bucks a person I will be playing again soon.

Pace of play is awesome for beginners such as my self. No one rushing behind you and the staff was excellent.

Showed up early both days I played and they let us out on the course when we got there.


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


"Good course but needs some TLC"


Tom5929581's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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This is the oldest of the three Firewheel courses and it still offers a challenge to most who play it. However there are some areas where the city of Garland has neglected it. The bunkers need work with some new sand instead of the hard clay sand mix that is in there now. Another area of attention needs to be the tee boxes. They need to be leveled out and reseeded.

The staff is great and it's a good course for just about anyone. I just hope the powers that be will fix the issues I mentioned above.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"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
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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



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