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3.8
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
86.0%
Recommend this course
76 out of 109 reviews
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4.1
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 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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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #1)

Reviews

3.8
109 Reviews (109)

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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Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens are fast

Played a fun round on this course. Not too challenging, but enjoyable. The fairways are still in winter condition, but the greens were in great shape and were fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

The course was typically in a dormant state but should be much better in the next 3 weeks. The pace of play was great and the weather could not have been better .... had a great time and very enjoyable round !!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and staff!! Only reson course did not receive 5 stars, well its January. If you have not played this course, PUT it on your schedule. Cannot wait to play this layout in April.

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

Just average

Course conditions were not great which was surprising considering there are mostly positive reviews on the course. We drove an hour to play here expecting great things. Probably wouldn’t return, even in the summer.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Coarse, Excellent Greens

I had a great time at rusted rail golf course. The course was very fair and the greens were in excellent condition for this time of the year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost better

I use to golf at this course when it was under another name and management. The course back then was terrible but used it to better my game. When you can play well on a bad course you will play better on a some what decent course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nicely redone

I have played this course twice in the last two months, they have done a nice job of maintaining the course and remodeling the clubhouse! Would play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rail Yes!!

I play the Rail on a regular basis and it gets better and better. Fairways are very good and the greens are good a little bit of sprouting here and there. They still roll well. I love the course!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time.

Went to Dallas from San Antonio to visit son and play some golf. I picked this course be cause it was out of the metropolitan area and had good reviews and pricing. We loved our time there. Loved the layout. Very forgiving but still had to play good shots to score well which we did. Will play the tips next time. Yes next time because it was fun. Great condition and could be a very special course once they do some upgrades. All in all a fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rusted Rail “Rail Yes “

Been playing this course since it opened back up. It keeps getting better and better. I love it and the staff is wonderful. The local tour I play in just had a tournament there and the members liked it. Giving it a thumbs up! Great place to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 19
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
Played On
Reviews 373
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
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

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