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Value
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7375 yards
Slope 137
Rating 75.7

Colonial Country Club, located in Fort Worth on the southern banks of the Trinity River and near TCU, is one of the most historic golf clubs in Texas. The club was founded in 1936 by Marvin Leonard, who sought to have a north Texas club with smooth, bent grass greens (unheard of at the time, as many courses had either sand or Bermuda turf). The course was originally designed by Texan John Bredemus and Oklahoma architect Perry Maxwell, who formally worked with Dr. Alister Mackenzie. Holes no. 3-5 are nicknamed the “Horrible Horseshoe” and represent the strongest stretch on the course, featuring a 247-yard par-3 4th hole bookended by long and demanding par 4s. Colonial Country Club hosted the 1941 U.S. Open, won by Craig Wood and was the first time the event was staged in Texas. Despite now playing over 7,200 yards, Colonial maintains a reputation to this day as a ball-striker’s playground. Ben Hogan won the Colonial golf tournament five times. Other multiple winners of this longstanding PGA Tour event include Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, Nick Price and Ben Crenshaw.

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2014 #11)

Reviews

4.6
288 Reviews (288)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 62
Water Hazards 61
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 51
Locals 29
Seniors 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 55
Near the Airport 47
Worth the Drive 33

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hawsome

This course is wonderfull. He is quite tough with a lot of water, but a very good challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent layout and great shape!

Played a shotgun start and really enjoyed the course! For those who like to play quickly, this is your place.....they keep you moving(which I like)!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but starter was horrible

Played this course at 954 and got there at 830 to hit some balls and practice . The started called everyone but our group and then when noticed it was time to go over to tee box we stopped to get a drink at snack bar as he told us there wouldn't be cart girl on the course till later . So stopped and got mixed drinks and he started yelling cause the girl in snack bar took a long time to make them . Started acted like we were the ones slow . Also while waiting at snack bar group behind us came up saying "you guys better play fast we will be right on your backs" . Other then that course was awesome !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for price we got

Course is in great condition, nice layout, and staff was very friendly. Only drawback was we were sent out as a 2 and the foursome ahead of us wouldn't let us play though even though they were 2 holes behind. Ranger let us know they were notoriously slow but it was ridiculous. Watch them hit every shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Colonial Golf

We're not members but they offer play in the off season. Colonial is a very nice course and gives me a good challenge. I wish the scorecard had a graphic showing the course since there are a few blind holes. A very fun round and excellent conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Southwest Florida Course

This course has more water around than any others you can play. Fabulous conditions and a real challenge for the Blue Tees. Plenty of teeing options for all levels of players. Rangers are somewhat over the top as we made the turn as a foursome in 1hr 52min and 2 holes into the back nine the ranger was considering giving us a yellow flag which apparently is a bad thing??? If you can live with the constant ranger observations it is a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent course

The course is in great shape. Play it now before it closes to outside play Jan 1st

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Real quality of private golf course

Excelent golf course condintion and service. Marshals doing excelent job keeping pace of playing. Fast and chalanging greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Colonial Must Play

This course is a must play in SWFL. Only open to the public May-Dec. Impeccable greens, phenominal condition...great value at $65. members of this club should be extremely proud...MUST PLAY!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good price good condition good time

Starters kept pace at four hours and conditions were what you would exspect .Great price for a very nice course .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Colonial the Great

An outstanding private course that you can only get on in the "out of season" months. Play it often whenever you can - it's a great layout and conditions are always superb.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Course was in great shape wind was blowing 20 mph tight fairways still managed to break 80 lots of fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Perfect course

Great to play there, true greens, perfect fairways and tees, nice layout. We enjoyed it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful place to play

One of the best places we played. Will come back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course,great layout fun to play

Had never played this course before,great course and layout,great value,friendly staff.played with a couple of members really helpful on course.would recommend to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This is a great course

Colonial is a first class course in every respect. We have played many courses in the Fort Myers area, but this is my favorite.
I look forward to returning now, and in the future

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

Colonial is my favorite in Fort Myers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in great condition

Beautiful course and very friendly staff. Only issue was we had to wait after the turn due to 2nd half of a league teeing off in back nine. Finished front 9 in 90 minutes then had to wait 20 minutes to tee off. Then waited in every hole thereafter. (Women's league)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Again the course was in perfect condition, only greens little sanded and thus slow. Range area is under construction and the range was already closed at 5pm. Altogether a very nice day of golf at Colonial CC!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Beautiful layout with some challenging holes. Design is one of the best in this area. Hilly fairways and well positioned bunkers make this course a fun one to play.
Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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