Duck Creek Golf Course

3.4167000000 3.4 stars from 5 (108)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6523 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 2800 Diamond Oaks Dr, Garland, Texas 75044, Dallas County
  • (214) 440-2229
  • duckcreekgc.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell (1983), Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1983)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: 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
Back 71 6523 yards 71.3 125
Middle 71 6097 yards 69.2 119
Forward 72 5103 yards 70.7 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 108 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

90 out of 108 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Duck Creek needs work"


u000002829458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Understand the financial constraints but course is in sad shape. Was a member when it was private, always enjoyed the course. Staff trying hard but maintenance is a major issue. Greens thin, fairways have been flooded ( very rough shape) and just looks like it is in disrepair. Too bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day of Golf with Friends"


Konrad3319258's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course in town, for a no rush afternoon... easy pace of play, with your friends... Extreenly courteous staff, and proshop... Lots of challenges, so hitt'en straight... Or bring plenty of balls... :))


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


Mark6623408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
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Reviewed on

Great course for the money


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


"Great course"


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

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

Reviewed on

Great course but bunkers have been left to have grass and weeds grow in. Need to bring the bunkers back or make them part of the fairway not having a rough lie in the middle of the fairway or to chip out of.


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


"A nice experience"


bdavis325's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very playable. I would recommend it most to somebody you wants a fairly low stress round. Pretty flat, no blind shots, greens in good shape but not complicated, tiered or undulating. Very good players will be fairly bored so if you are looking for a good test this probably isn't worth your time. The fees and service are very good for the money and a BIG bonus was that is was very wide open for a beautiful weekend day. Playing fast as a twosome was very nice. Drink cart with friendly staff was a plus.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty run down"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hate to give such a harsh review, but this course has certainly seen better days. Berthing is pretty run down: parking lot, tennis courts are run down, pool is drained and over grown with weeds. All the rough areas are overgrown and unkept. The greens are decent, fairways are ok. Course is a little difficult, but an interesting layout. I'm not sure who bought this place or what their plans are to make it nice again, but it's pretty bad out there. But it's a cheap round of golf in the city if you get the $15 round on GolfNow, but I'd rather spend an extra $5-$10 and play Firewheel.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


allen1608079's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are in great condition. And the greens are rolling :).

I recommend a map lay-out at each hole for guidance. Idea for increasing the pace.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Courtesy would be nice..."


u000007305805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would have been nice to know there was a kids camp scheduled. Apparently it was added last minute by the pga and those of us who had already paid/were playing the course we're forced to "endure" the experience . The kids were fine, the parents..not so much. Crowding tee boxes , talking loudly at said tee boxes and basically taking over holes just because. I love the layout of the course, clubhouse manager was awesome..only thing lacking..courtesy from parents in a kids camp. I guess etiquette is not taught during this camp. Sad, very sad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Crystal in the Rough"


u740999144's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is decent but has potential to be very nice. The "club house" and practice facility have seen better days but the course itself was a pleasant surprise once you got past the parking lot impression. The greens were already turning but they were in good shape and rolled very nice. Fairways were also good and the tee boxes were hard but level. Course could use some additional attention in the rough areas. five feet off the fairway and there was chance to lose your ball due to the high grass. Overall, for twilight price of $20 it was worth it and I like to play it again to redeem myself on hole 18. Cross the creek twice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways not kept up"


James2110641's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, the experience was good. The greens were in good shape, however the fairways were terrible and needed cutting. If the grass was cut on the fairways I would definitely recommend the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Saturday Afternoon golf"


Robert7706878's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Duck Creek fairways were in good shape with all the recent rain. At first play was slow because a group in front was slow. After by passing this group, play moved at a good pace.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I'd play here again, why not?"


marvin78741's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I paid $30 for this course and I'd say that it was right on the money. The staff were VERY NICE people. I cannot say that enough. A tournament started about an hour and a half before we did so we were waiting an avg of 2-5 minutes before playing each hole. The course was decent. I've played in some really cruddy courses and this was nowhere near these. BUT it definitely was not the most premier. The course was nice just you have to navigate through the neighborhood a little. Definitely a narrow course as a couple of balls landed in someone else's fairway a couple of times. Will definitely play here again though!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Duck Creek again"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not much has changed since the 80's, even after the reopening. It is a great course for renewing or learning the game. Enjoy golf at good rates.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Greens Are Small And Undulating"


mwjones8's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The difficulty for me on course was the hole position on the small undulating greens. Yardage is poorly marked, luckily my cart partner had a yardage watch.

Green rolled well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Place in shambles"


FreddieWashington's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played early Sunday morning. Walked with a friend and paid $42 (walking price was same as cart price).

This place is a mess. Driving range tee grass was bad and uneven and the range itself was about as ugly as any I've ever seen.

The course itself needs a lot of TLC. Tee boxes could only be identified by markers and fairways were undistinguishable from the rough. The high point was the greens - they were very good. Not a lot of bunkers, but the ones I looked at were in bad shape.

The course needs mowing and a lot of overdue upkeep - bunkers, lots of broken ball washers, broken up cart paths, etc.

I paid $42 cart rate (and walked). I'd say their cart rate should be in the $25 weekend range and $18 on weekdays to be competitive with other courses in the area.

If it weren't for 20+ mph winds, the course would have been very easy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable Day At The Duck"


ranger1965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Schedule worked out at the last minute to get a round of golf in Sunday afternoon. So loaded up the girlfriend and headed over.

Duck Creek used to be a Private CC back in the day and had been shut down for some time. It has the character of a older style course with smallish greens and relatively no bunkers. Water does come into play on several holes but nothing overly evil. Course was in okay shape for the time of year but could use some TLC which I believe they are working on.

The only negative that I took away from my experience would be pace of play. I can see where when prime golfing season hits you could easily be waiting between every shot the way they schedule their tee times.

Overall a nice and enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Gracious and accommodating!"


Billff1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Immediately we felt welcomed. Regulars were friendly, staff was helpful. The course needs some weed-be-gone. Tees and greens were in great shape for February. Crossing the Creek twelve times was trying, being the first time there. Didn't see the crossing a few times, so lost some balls. Only negative is the Creek needs cleaning up by staff or volunteer members. Can easily see the course and surroundings were a special place years ago. This will be a gem in a few seasons. Randy, the bartender, makes a standout special. He's a great ambassador for the place. In fact, I asked him if he was an owner. He wasn't!


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


"Busy busy"


Josh8868349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on a Sunday afternoon in an attempt to get some practice in later in in the afternoon. Apparently I was not the only one with that idea. It took about 10 minutes to checked in because nobody was in the club house, and another 10 minutes to cart after that. The place was packed out, and when we finally got to the tee box we were 4 groups deep waiting to play. I liked the layout of the course, and hopefully they aren't usually that packed, or I won't be back. If they didn't overbook tee times I believe the overall experience would have been much better, but at least the conditions were decent for January.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


KMV528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in good shape and they do a great job maintaining it. The greens were in great shape and rolled very true. I will defiantly be going back to play it again.


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


"Duck Creek"


pbgreen83's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways hard... Nice greens... Definitely a go back course...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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