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3.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
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8 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
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4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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2 out of 2 reviews
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3.5
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6943 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.0

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Architect Tripp Davis (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Depending on what Tee's you play from, this course can be very challenging. Sloping & tight greens with great roll, some long par 4 holes (especially from the black/blue tees), & plenty of opportunities to take a penalty. You can find bunkers on most every hole, water hazards & jungle like grass that borders most of the holes. The fairways and greens are in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun Course!

Had a chance to play this course on a weekday morning and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the course was in good shape. We have had lots of rain the past week and there were some spots that were still pretty wet. To be expected! Course has a nice range and food/beverage options. I'd like to play Raven Nest again in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Seen better days

Texas has had a dry winter but the tee boxes looked barren. Minimal grass and mostly dirt contrasted with the last time I had played here years ago. The greens are also battling infiltration by Poa annua, making putting difficult. The final problem came when arrogant college-aged jerks jumped ahead of us and then would take 3 practice swings before topping the ball on each stroke! That slowed our pace to a crawl. I’ve never seen a marshall on the course so you get what you pay for.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Value

I was delighted to discover this is a challenging but fair gem. There is a good variety of holes that require a variety of clubs through the course. Shot making and power were both necessary to play well. I am eager to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great golf course

I played this course for the first time and enjoyed OT very much. The fairways had a lot of undulations. The fairways and greens were in good shape. The rough was thick Bermuda. Tough to hit out of but not impossible. The greens were pretty fast but not too hard. It was a definitely a good value. I will play again when I'm in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course-- Great price!

Having driven by this course hundreds of times, I finally played. And, I'll be back . Purchase the yardage book for $3 if it's your first time. Not tricked out, but can be challenging.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Sam Houston's Colt I/45 between Dallas and Houston

Undulating greens, fairways not too wide or too narrow. A couple of challenging tee off holes across water. Rough areas will get ya. Approach shots can be a challenge due to undulations. When your on the green, they can be quick depending on what time of day you are playing. Immaculate for the price in comparison to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston courses. Great business course, father and son, socializing with friends, or just enjoying the landscape during single play. You will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

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