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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6362 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.1
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Lake Murray State Park Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6362 yards 71.1 126
White 72 6094 yards 69.9 119
Red (W) 72 4923 yards 69.4 100
Red 72 4923 yards 63.6 91
Scorecard for Lake Murray
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/126 345 382 160 515 175 525 160 475 407 3144 365 475 190 440 521 157 390 375 305 3218 6362
White M: 69.9/118 330 372 150 505 150 515 145 425 387 2979 355 450 180 430 515 140 375 370 300 3115 6094
Red M: 63.6/91 W: 69.4/100 300 263 125 392 137 417 96 375 370 2475 255 390 145 345 405 123 320 307 268 2558 5033
Handicap 3 5 15 7 17 1 11 13 9 8 14 6 2 16 12 4 10 18
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Year round
Architect Art Proctor

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Unique course for the area

Disclaimer: I am a high handicapper.

I really enjoyed playing this course for the first time. I live about an hour away, and I will definitely play here again.

I had heard there were a great deal of trees, so I expected to lose quite a few balls. I think I lost one ball all day. As long as you think through each shot, you can minimize the risk of going OB. There are no sand traps, but water is featured on several holes. On at least two holes there were water shots hidden from view, so pay attention to the course map on the scorecard if it is your first time playing.

This course features five par 5's and five par 3's. Most of the par 4's--and some of the dog-leg par 5's--you're better off using something less than driver off the tee. This setup and the course design puts a premium on accuracy and level-headed thinking. I wouldn't consider myself very accurate, but a high handicapper can stay in bounds as long as they play within their ability. For me, this sometimes meant hitting 3-hybrids from the tee box on par 5's. Once in the fairway, I didn't really play many full swing shots--instead opting to use my 3/4 swing most of the day.

The bermuda greens are very quick. It is difficult to utilize bump and runs effectively on many holes due to everything from elevated greens to shots over water hazards. Golfers with a high trajectory ball flight will definitely have an advantage hitting into the greens. It wasn't very windy when I played, but I would imagine high winds might level the playing field between high and low trajectory golfers when it comes to hitting greens.

Really my only complaint pertains to course yardages. There are no stakes marking yards to the green, and the yardage markers that are on the course are not very prominent (most of the day I could not find them at all). Additionally, the yardages displayed on the score card do not appear to be very accurate. On most holes the distance between tees is greatly exaggerated on the score card. For instance, the senior's tees will say they play 100 yards shorter than the white tees, but will be 50 yards away from them. I am unsure which are correct.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much Improved Resort Course

Hadn't played this course in about 6 years. They have taken out all their bent grass greens and replaced them with bermuda. Made a big difference in these small greens. Didn't have the fungus and bare spots that normally appear in bent grass in this area. Greens were rolling well & with speed. The course manager has done a good job in bringing back this neglected resort course. I will play it again when I get the urge to drive 80 miles to play golf :)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Worth the Drive

As with anyone, is it worth the hour+ drive from Dallas north just to play golf? My answer is yes, the bent grass greens, beautiful oak trees and all around fun course (at a great price). Not to mention you can stop along the highway on your return trip to TX...

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course really makes you think

This course is very challenging to me. A lot of the fairways are tight, and you really have to think about your shot. It offers elevation changes from the tee box to the fairway to the super fast greens. A majority of the fairways are tree-lined on both sides. Fairway grass could be fuller, and the greens were dry and hard. Very difficult to land the ball on the green and keep it there. I really like the layout and beauty of the course, and the challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented On 04/18/2018

Played 4/18/2018 course is rough, staff friendly, tee boxes terrible, fairways very hard like hitting off of concrete. Grees like postage stamps very hard to hold from 150 out.
I will not play again. My handicap is 9.

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