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3.4
96 Reviews (96)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
22
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
86.2%
Recommend this course
64 out of 96 reviews
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3.4
12 Reviews (12)
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1
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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3.8
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.2%
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16 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7218 yards
Slope 119
Rating 74.1

Rusted Rail Golf Course, located about half hour or so southeast of Dallas, has a new name and a new look. Formerly known as Creekview Golf Course, the facility was purchased in July 2017, then renamed and renovated. Reopened in August 2018, Rusted Rail unveiled what is essentially a new golf course with renovations on its 36 bunkers, new Champion Bermuda greens, a new irrigation system and vastly improved conditions, including new cart paths and restroom facilities. Designed by Dick Phelps in 1995, the course can play from around 5,800 yards to more than 7,200 yards. The layout features mature oaks lining many of the holes with elevated greens and mounding. The course also has a stream running through the middle of it as well as ponds that come into play on about a half dozen holes. Additionally, the clubhouse has been completely remodeled and expanded to around 17,000 square feet.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7218 yards 74.1 119
Blue 72 6770 yards 71.8 117
White 72 6161 yards 68.7 110
White (W) 72 6161 yards 75.4 124
Red 72 5459 yards 71.2 115
Scorecard for Creekview
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.1/119 426 424 581 391 598 334 205 383 177 3519 416 394 458 211 552 221 561 418 468 3699 7218
Blue M: 71.8/117 402 390 567 363 573 315 162 369 162 3303 394 373 441 167 529 197 553 383 430 3467 6770
White M: 68.7/110 W: 75.4/124 395 347 531 323 525 285 129 334 146 3015 373 347 406 134 500 182 470 343 391 3146 6161
Red W: 71.2/115 366 304 493 294 469 255 86 309 124 2700 337 303 365 100 472 142 402 294 344 2759 5459
Handicap 10 2 4 12 6 14 16 8 18 9 7 1 17 5 15 11 13 3
Par 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 8 4 2 12 10 14 16 6 18 9 7 1 17 3 15 11 13 5

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champions Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy 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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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3.4
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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4.0
First Time Playing

Greatly improved

The course was in very good condition. From what I can tell they have made a ton of improvements. Tee boxes Andy fairways were in great shape, the bunkers were raked and fluffy. A couple greens were a bit rough, but not terrible. You can tell the new owners are really trying improve this course I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Good
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Pace Fair
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Excellent course for the money. The greens were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Fun to play

This was my first time to play here and on Memorial Day to boot. Fairways were well mowed just a little bumpy in places. Greens were slow and rough patches in places, so hard to get a true roll. I would recommend and will be back for sure.

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

One of my favorite courses

I play here often and the course keeps getting better and better. This will be a top notch golf course by summer

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rusted Rail a source of pride for Crandall, Texas

Although this was the first time I've ever played Rusted Rail, I was told by the folks I played with that the course is night and day from what it was just a couple of years ago. That's because the new owners, since purchasing the course in 2017, have made great efforts to improve every aspect of the operation, creating what is essentially a centerpiece for this bedroom community located just south of Dallas.

It starts in the clubhouse, where each guest is warmly greeted. There are terrific meeting, banquet and wedding facilities (there's even separate rooms for brides and grooms) and a solid food and beverage operation as well.

As for the course, which was renamed two years ago to reflect the railroad heritage of Crandall, Texas, it continues to improve each day. The new owners spent upwards of $1 million on new drainage, bunkers, cart paths and improving the fairways and greens to create a golf course that's fun, playable and a pretty good test, especially if you play the back tees at more than 7,000 yards. Each hole is different, with a nice variety of par 3s and par 5s, culminating with a terrific uphill finishing par-4 by the clubhouse. Rusted Rail has become a source of pride for Crandall, and it should get better and better in time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Work on progress

Winter conditions with bare greens, but you can see a fun course on its way. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens need work

Greens are in really bad shape. I’ve played this course prior to it becoming Rusted Rail. Appears their investment emphasis is on the Event center and not the golf course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Looking to try somewhere new

We were looking to try somewhere new, we found Rusted Rail just 30 minutes away so we decided to give it a try. The course was in great shape, well maintained, I’d didn’t end up in any bunkers however my playing partners did, they say it was the softest bunker they ever played from. That’s saying something about bunkers in Texas in the middle of June. The staff was very friendly as well. We will definitely play Rusted Rail again

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

Great Survivor

Played this course about 2 years ago and it was one of the worst courses I had ever played. You can tell that the owners now want to give you a good course for the money. My son was playing with me on this round and thought that it was a good setup and fair course. Really had great time and enjoyed the round very much, I will be visiting this course again to keep seeing the continuing improvements. Nice job on saving a good course!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golf with great people

The Rusted Rail is a great course with a great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grand Opening for the Rusted Rail GC

Staff is superb! The course is very good, the greens are good and they are still working to make them better. I think the course will just continue to get better and better.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

New course and clubhouse - worth the drive

This was the first time I've been out to the new Rusted Rail since it was re-done and was extremely impressed. The new owners have clearly put a lot of time and money in to this facility (formerly Creekview). The old clubhouse is completely gone and rebuilt. New tees and greens were put in and look great. The value is well worth the 20-25 min drive from Dallas. Will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course and getting better!!

The course hasn’t been open long but it’s getting better every week. I’ve played once to twice a week and it just keeps getting better. It’s a pleasure playing at the Rusted Rail!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf course REBORN

This course has been reborn. My pasture used to be better, but after a year closure and MAJOR overhaul this is a real golf course again. The fairways are good and most of the greens are good, they are still working on them and should continue to improve. It’s only been open for 3 weeks so look for better things to come.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Improved but still needs work

This course has a very nice layout. I played it when it was Creekview. The Rustic Rail team have greatly improved it. The bunkers are great with soft white sand to test your play from bunkers. The course layout stayed the same. Hole #11 is very confusing. I could not tell if it was playable or under repair. Most of the greens needed some work. And the tee boxes needed to be mowed. The course needs TLC. with so many nice courses within the DFW area offering very good GolfNow hot deals, Rustic Rail is going to have to offer competitive rates to draw players. I will not play it again unless I get a GN hot deal below $20.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

I've played the course off and on for many years. Ten to fifteen years ago it was a nice course, and very close to home. A couple of years ago you would go in the clubhouse and the guy running the place was laying on the couch with a hangover. Then the course close down. In the last year or so, the course has gone from decent to awful the last time I played it. Greens were full of weeds and appeared to maybe have some kind of fungus. You can generally tell when a course is good or bad by seeing workers on the course. The last time I played there, there was one guy in the clubhouse and that was it. Nothing being done to the course. I wish it got the kind of attention it needs to be a good course again one day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is closed. New ownership

Course is closed until September. New ownership. Hope they get rid of the water moccasins and get new greens and fairways

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor

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