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3.3
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
109
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
18
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
71.2%
Recommend this course
202 out of 245 reviews
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3.2
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
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3
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
68.8%
Recommend this course
11 out of 16 reviews
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3.2
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
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7
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2
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3
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
68.2%
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15 out of 22 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6569 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.8
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Year round
Architect Billy Martindale

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - 1/2 cart included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.3
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 31
Forced Carries 17
Narrow Fairways 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 7

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of our favorite Courses

I know the conditions of this course are not up to some's standards. My buddy and I "don't" play it flat so that mitigates somewhat the less than ideal fairways. We like the layout and the pace of play so much, that we keep coming back to Pine Forest even though there are courses in the area that are in better shape. I would rather play a 3 hour round at PF for $20 bucks on a great layout with beautiful views than a 5 hour round at nearby courses for $50 bucks on a course admittedly in better shape. The greens are in much better shape than the last time we played the course but don't expect them to be perfect. The staff is always very friendly they really seem to appreciate their customers. I almost hate writing this review as this hidden gem on weekdays is almost like having your own private course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2019

Hello. Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Boston Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Needs work

This golf course needs TLC. Greens and fairways are in poor shape. The layout and par 3s are really strong. Give this course and the management time and this course can be really good. Staff in clubhouse was super friendly. Give it time and check it out

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Hello, Richie. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Pine Forest!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Thank you for reviewing us, Mark. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Pine Forest Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your time

I have played all over Texas. This course is in the worse shape I have experienced in 5 years. The greens are so incredibly bad you are not able to actually putt. The do not cut them, fungus all over the greens and the fairways look like a cow pasture. It’s hard to believe they charge 30.00. The layout is great but not worth a trip. Sorry

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/04/2019

H. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Pine Forest. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens

The greens are not cut short enough and they are extremely slow. Fairways have a lot of dirt instead of grass. Beautiful setting

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Pine Forest.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Our Favorite

Love the layout of this course! Compared to the other courses in the area it is in great shape! Highly recommend you give Pine Forest a try.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty good course

Overall, pretty good. I only paid $30, which was fair considering conditions. Tee boxes were pretty rough on all holes (nothing flat, and the ground was so tough, it was hard to find a spot to stick your tee in). Greens were rough and super
Inconsistent on the front, but good on the back. Fairways were decent. Hole layouts on the back are much more challenging and quite beautiful. As long as the price stays realistic, this is a good course to play. Definitely has potential to be an excellent course! I feel like it’s getting there, and if they could sort out the tee boxes overall and the greens on the front nine, it would make for a massive improvement! Overall, not bad. I’d rather play here over a slightly nicer course with worse pace, which is all too common in Austin.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing @pineforestgolfclub. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Hoping for more

First time playing the course since under new ownership. I live 1/2 mile away and want to love this course, but can’t. Took a couple of friends out and, well, should have gone somewhere else. It hasn’t rained much the last week, but there were many areas of standing water, or overwatering and other areas that are bare dirt. Literally, one cup was full of water and everywhere around the green was sopping wet, maybe some irrigation problems. The greens are so fuzzy, it was like putting on Velcro. Slowest I’ve ever played. I know the new owner is doing his best, but this course seems like it’s barely hanging on. The course may be the prettiest in Central Texas, but the golf condition is much to be desired. I’ll drive 30 minutes and spend a little more money to play in Austin... :(

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/10/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Pine Forest. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout steadily improving

It's ashamed this great scenic layout in the beautiful hills outside Bastrop has been hit with so many challenges in recent years. But fires, floods and droughts have not changed the fact that this is still one of the funnest courses you can play. I really commend the new ownership which has met these problems head on and saved a great course. While still not ideal, the course conditions have steadily improved and major issues such as wash outs(from flooding) and erosion have been resolved. We had a great time on a great course and will continue to come back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/09/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not the course that I remember

I used to always want to play here because of the views, challenges, and great condition of the course. We used to play our state girls coaches association tournament here every other year, but it's been several years since we've been here (convention is in DFW every year now). I was in town for a family reunion and went to play before heading back home and was so disappointed in the overall condition of the course.

Most of the tee boxes were in bad shape and a couple were so wet and muddy that I had to hit from a different one. The greens were average condition at best, but they were the slowest that I've played on in many years. Lots of bare spots in the fairways... I hit one down the middle on an awesome drive and it hit a bare spot with a lip in the middle and my ball bounced and went sideways. Still got a par, but it was interesting.

I feel bad because the folks in the clubhouse were very nice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We the heavy rain this season, we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the tee boxes, fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Pine Forest. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

give them a break

This course has a beautiful layout, some inspiring views, including the running Colorado River, and lots of interesting hills and curves. Central Texas and, especially the Bastrop area, have been experiencing lots of rain, and wind, and thunderstorms, and flooding, all of which make maintenance almost impossible. I still enjoy playing the course. My last play, the greens were in better shape than i had seen them, since the fires. There are exceptions where some fungus or disease got in and is being treated. Fairways, where i could hit them were nice, except where there was flooding. It takes time to clean up flooding, so i dropped close by or where i thought i might have rolled had there not been water, and on we go. All in all, nice folks, nice course, nice views, and hit Bucee's on your way back to Austin!

Conditions Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/15/2019

Hi! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

What a hidden gem this place is!

First time playing here and I'm already a huge fan of this place! From the moment we entered the pro-shop to check in to the greens-keepers on course, to the marshal, to the kid taking my cart after the round was complete, to the kitchen staff, everyone was warm and friendly. The day was very hot (full sun 97F) and there were iced water coolers every 3-4 holes.

The golf course......I have no idea where all the negative "Nancys" are coming from saying the greens are in poor shape, they're just fine. The area has seen a lot of rain over the last 6-8 months and the ground is very soft with some areas of standing water (fairways and bunkers) and 2-3 greens with worn areas (about 5% of the surface area affected, because dummies keep stepping in it!). But I found all of the greens to be very smooth, free of divots, and the cup/flag well maintained. LOTS of wildlife in the area, including some HUGE turtles on the approach to #2 green (I swear one of them ate my ball)

Considering this place survived one of Texas' largest wildfires it has ever seen within the last 10 years it's a miracle they are still here. A lesser managed golf course would have given up. But this place is a well kept secret. We decided to play here rather than the resort nearby because of the price and we had a great time. I'll definitely be returning.

My favorite hole was the #12 Par3. The most intimidating was the tee shot from #11 Par4.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Hi. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your 5-star experience with us. We really appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Sad

I was very optimistic coming to the course for the first time, but it’s safe to say that this course should be shut down and turned into a deer lease. The staff was friendly and helpful but that’s the only good thing I can possibly find about this course which is sad because the lay out has real potential. I saw more deer on the course than greens and fairways. The greens look like a sandy fairway and the fairway looks like my front lawn.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/21/2019

Hello, Payton. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Making comments that cut down the course are not helpful to us or any golfers reading your review. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Pine Forest.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Course

A tale of two courses. The first 9, pretty easy and straight forward, the second 9 a jungle cruise and difficult. Many of the holes on the second 9, reminded me of Jumanji, welcome to the jungle. The greens were in pretty good shape. This was my first time playing this course and look forward to a second round in the near future.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/12/2019

Thank you for your review and 4-star rating. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Pine Forest Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon @PineForestGCFootGolf.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not as good as it used to be

I was really disappointed to pay $50 a person for a course in this bad of shape. Greens were awful, fairways no better, tee boxes sucked too. The only good thing, is they haven’t change the design of the course. This used to be my favorite course in the whole state of Texas for the money, now it wouldn’t crack my favorite top 200. Oh yeah, and no beverage cart either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations; however, the way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. Making comments that cut down the course are not helpful to us or any golfers reading your review. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Pine Forest.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/15/2019

Thank you for visiting us @pineforestgolfclub. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Hole 12

The course was wet from rains the day before but it was in much better shape than a few months ago. My only complaint is number 12 cart path was pretty treacherous from the recent rain.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/29/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting @pineforestgolfclub. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/08/2019

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. Please join us for another round soon. Thanks for choosing Pine Forest.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions have improved!!

My husband and I have played this course for many years and have seen it go through good and bad times. Over the last few months, the grounds crew has done wonders for the fairways and the greens! LOVE the elevation changes at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/02/2019

Hi. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4 stars. We're glad to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed the course. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back! Thanks for choosing @pineforestgolfclub.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

This course

The overall course is nice but this course is always wet. The tee boxes look like they’ve been driven on, the greens are super patchy and ‘bumpy.’ So there’s no true greens here. The fairways are sub par, it’s either grass or you’re hitting from hard dirt/sand. I also had to wait a while to get some assistance at the bar. Overall, the amount you pay here in my opinion is not worth it and should try another course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/22/2019

Hello. Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back! Thanks for choosing Pine Forest.

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