Pine Dunes Resort and Golf Club

4.5282588235 4.5 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7117 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7117 yards 74.4 131
Blue 72 6537 yards 71.3 126
White 72 5819 yards 68.1 119
Red (W) 72 5150 yards 72.0 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

48 out of 49 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers forced carries plays long   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"BEAUTIFUL COURSE!!"


Bcallahan20's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Got a tip from a buddy to play this on my way down to houston from chicago. I have played tpc deere run, cog hill, medinah, erin hills, whistling straits. This course is better than two of those names and can hang with the others, but for $39 dollars it takes the cake.. Tipped it out, and it was very challenging. Saw herds of deer on 6 of the 18 holes. Well kept, and i am sure its not easy with all of the nature. If you have a natural draw you will play well. Will be back and would recommend to anyone.


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, but over priced"


Gatorsrule44's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is a great course, out in the middle of "nowhere East Texas". Great course, but greens fees are way to high for the effort it takes to get there.

We stayed in a condo on the course for 3 days; over priced, but there is nothing else within 45 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stay and Play"


Cody8580604's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Just finished a 3 day stay and play at Pine Dunes. This is the nicest course you will find at this time of the year. I've never seen a course so green in mid July in Texas. From tee to green this course is in absolutely perfect shape. There is not a single flaw I could pick out. The cabins are perfect for guests that are looking for a clean place to sleep and play the next day. I could not say enough nice things about the course, the condos or the staff. Everything was absolutely perfect. Greens are 10/10 minus a few divots people didn't fill in. Absolutely perfect weekend. I'm looking forward to staying again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Probably the best course I have ever played!!!"


Cvega1865's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My overview experience with the course was great. The course was in almost perfect condition. It had rained the night before but you could tell it had because the course drain very well. Challenging course. Only complaint I had was that the club attendant gave our tee time away to someone that rescheduled from an hour earlier. He acted like I didn't have a tee time and when I showed him my email confirmation he acted oh well. He told us that the was an opening 45 minutes later he could have. Funny thing was that we were the first ones on the course at almost 9 due to others being afraid of the rain, but we could have our schedule tee time. Anyways we got to play and it was a great course, a little overpriced for a 3 hour drive from dallas area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


dreamster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pine Dunes has received a lot of praise and for the most part it is well deserved. The layout is beautiful and the course itself is isolated, peaceful and surrounded by raw wilderness. The greens are firm and fast and roll true. It is not a luxury facility and there are few paved cart paths. That lends to part of the mystique. However, the conditions are spotty in many areas and you can see that the maintenance has been suffering, maybe to a lack of funds. The stay and play facilities are very plain and not really on the same level as the course would indicate. Overall, it is a great place to get away and enjoy pure golf. When you start to rate a course as "one of the best in Texas" the quality of the conditioning will need to be factored in and Pine Dunes does not feature some of the great tour quality conditions of hundreds of Texas tracts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A challenge"


rguse's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course easier to those players who draw their tee shot. Greens are very large so practice your long lag putts before teeing off. Back nine a little easier then front.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course and very much worth the effort! Be prepared it will test you in every area of your game. The proshop and sandwich shop are small but a very nice place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in East Texas"


u000005398268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is one of the best public courses in East Texas. It has something for everyone. It can be one of the more challenging courses and the layout is one of the nicest in the area!


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


"Terrific"


John1526775's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very simply one of the best golf courses I've played for the money anywhere in the country. Just a gem. This place is no frills when it comes to the pro shop and clubhouse but I came to play golf. Such a great experience I got a hotel room in Tyler and played it again the next day. Will be back at least once a year. From out of State.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hmmm course conditions should reflect price"


u1534584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally I enjoy the course just not today. Water was in most of the bunkers, debris covered majority of the tee boxes and tree limbs & debris scattered through out the fairways. I understand weather caused this but like the title states.. course conditions should reflect pricing. I shouldn't have to search under branches tree limbs etc on the fairway to locate my ball. I'd still recommend playing just maybe not after poor weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pine Dunes"


Oakwoodfarms's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is being upgraded somewhat. More care of hazards and removal of brush. On course bathroom facilities have yet to be addressed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Put It On Your Playlist"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you haven't played this course, you need to make the trip. Could very well be one of the top 5 or 10 in Texas! There isn't a bad hole on the course and each set of tees provides a challenge. Good players can tip it out and have all they can handle. Exceptional layout!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic greens"


Billy7680933'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 12/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at 7:30 as a single. Since it was cold and recent rain on the course I played the White tees. Course was still a little challenging for me. Greens were being mowed just before I hit into most greens so it took a little longer to play the round. Greens rolled perfectly and were very smooth. Fairways were wide enough to hit driver on most holes. A few did require less than driver to stay short of hazards. Saw the marshal on a couple of holes even though there were very few golfers out. Friendly and helpful staff. Will play again when We are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best public course in Texas"


u000008212334's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course in Texas hands down


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"A treat!"


rotsch26's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Played on a Friday at 8am in the morning. Pouring down rain for quite a bit, but course and greens held up fantastic! Very enjoyable course! Will go back once a year going forward!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Course in East Texas"


u000001290138's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best courses with an excellent practice area in Texas. I would recommend this course for everyone to play. The prices are a little high for the area and distance you have to travel to get there, but if you can get a Hot Deal or a discount for play, take it, it is worth it. I wish the course was closer to me so I could play it more. The course stays in great shape and the greens are some of the best I've played on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best east Texas course"


skeedawg40's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A gem in the heart of east Texas. With rain shutting everything down in DFW on Sunday I decided to head east. It was well worth the trip. This is a challenging layout cut right into the piney woods that makes great use of the terrain and landscape. Beats the heck out of the dfw black clay. Since chance of rain scared everyone away I had the course all to myself so pace was excellent. Greens were firm and fast. Fairways the same. I found a great place to go when I head black home for a visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track and beautiful shape in late Sept."


Mparks153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tees, fairways and greens immaculate and cut out of forest. Cart paths mostly missing and bathrooms hard to find. Facilities old and average but you'll love the golf. No two holes alike and a great challenge. Really fun!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden East Texas Gen"


u125299645's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition for this time of year. It is not a course that allows you to use driver off of every tee and keeps you thinking about shot placement.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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