Tenison Park Golf Club - Tenison Highlands Course

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3.7
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3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
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3.5
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3.5
Value
3.5
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3.5
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3.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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2 out of 2 reviews
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3.5
2
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4 Stars
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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2.5
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3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7078
Slope 130
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Diamond 72 7078 yards 73.7 130
Gold 72 6610 yards 71.7 128
Granite 72 6242 yards 69.8 123
Silver 72 5930 yards 68.1 118
Silver (W) 72 5905 yards 75.1 135
Pearl (W) 72 4883 yards 69.1 123
Scorecard for Tenison Highlands
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Diamond M: 73.7/130 435 144 625 452 189 502 332 433 378 3490 419 583 430 178 417 396 508 209 448 3588 7078
Gold M: 71.7/128 399 127 545 432 175 485 301 411 360 3235 378 566 401 152 396 371 489 194 428 3375 6610
Granite M: 69.8/123 399 127 484 385 157 485 301 353 331 3022 378 514 401 152 356 371 489 155 404 3220 6242
Silver M: 68.1/118 W: 75.1/135 383 111 484 385 157 440 265 353 331 2909 342 514 344 115 356 343 448 155 404 3021 5930
Pearl M: 63.9/110 W: 69.1/123 311 95 382 334 126 340 236 283 276 2383 291 446 308 83 279 260 354 136 343 2500 4883
Handicap 7 17 1 5 15 9 13 3 11 10 6 12 16 4 18 8 14 2
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff-Eagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect D. A. Weibring (2001) Steve Wolfard (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.7
12

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Muni

This course is better than most munis. First, it is professionally designed. The tee boxes, bunkering and green complexes are built to a high standard. There is a lot of contour to the fairways and significant elevation change. It certainly feels like a more expensive course. The greens rolled very true for November and I never had a bad fairway lie. Conditioning was good for a public course. The bunkers need some work. There are a number of well placed water hazards. The closing stretch 13 -18 could compete with many private courses and the closing hole is particularly strong. Overall, a good and enjoyable challenge. It's a four star property on a muni maintenance budget. I wish I could give it 3.75 stars. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Tension Highlands

Due to recent rains, the bunkers are in poor shape. Heavy rains have washed a bunch of the sand and left them muddy. The rest of the course is looking good for this time of year. The layout has some forced carries and blind tee shots which will make club selection paramount.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great condition

Fairways in great shape and give you a good lie to make great contact on approach shots. The undulation was awesome and unexpected. Couple blind shots but they were manageable. Greens in great shape and rolled pretty true. Will definitely play again. Price would be better if it was $50 instead of $60. It was about a 5 minute minimum wait on every tee box though. Marshall was active but incapable of getting the speed up

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Who Killed All The Birdies?

Only had one birdie. It was a windy day! Fairways and greens were in really good shape. Greens held a good approach and the fairways had some pretty good roll without being that every lie is a tight lie. The course is looking really good. I was lucky enough to avoid the bunkers even though they looked like they were well maintained. You'll like this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

LOTS of rollout

Highlands is playing firm and fast right now! 346 yard drive from the tips on the 1st hole - oh yeah, and I hit a hybrid! Watch out for the groups behind you, everyones shots are rolling out on this hole.

Greens were pretty good. $42 was higher than I wanted to pay. Next time I'll carry my bag and walk instead of ride.

I really like this course. I'll play here a lot this summer.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Patience is a Virtue

It is so early in the season, you may want to wait to pay $37 bucks for this course. Tee boxes are almost nothing but dirt. Fairway grass is still dormant and very thin. Nothing but tight lies to be found. As Charlie Rymer calls 'em, nothing but unfortunate lies. The greens were to bright spot - very smooth and VERY grainy. They held a good approach shot and rewarded a well thought out and struck putt....for the most part. Never saw a "cart girl" the whole day. This always true on Tenison Glenn, but never has been on the Highlands.

The bunkers have really good sand at a good depth. One other observation: Most of the water hazards (penalty areas) have clear water so it is relatively easy to find a stray shot ( of course that wasn't true for me -- NOT!) I think the Highland will be back to it's glory in a month.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great place!

I was finally able to play this course for the first time (Highlands), even though it was pouring all morning before our round and on and off during our round. Wet course and cart path only made it a beating, but this place is awesome!

The course layout is fantastic. The greens were so pure!

I agree with some of the other reviews, the staff isn't great, but I completely understand why. This place gets abused. The rules are simple, don't bring your own booze, play the 18 holes of golf that you payed for, don't play 5 somes, quit slicing 3 or 4 balls off of each teebox, and keep up with the group ahead of you.

If I lived closer, I would make this my home course. It's a must play for those visiting.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Tension Highlands

Even though Tenison Highlands and Tenison Glen are on the same property, they are worlds apart. The Highlands layout is not something you would expect when you pull into the parking lot. There are massive trees that line the fairways and guard portions of the greens. Greens have a lot of break, but roll true. This is by far my favorite D.A. Weibring designed course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

OK, course

i have played this course many time. it is not for the beginner, it does have challenging holes and does require some shot making on a few holes. It could use more TLC in the summer months, But what course can't in the Heat of Dallas. The play is slow even through the week, most people play this course over the older one. It is also a little pricey. there are a few bunkers and water. also a few tight fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Greens in rough shape

No sand traps and greens are in rough shape. A good course to work on your swing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Tennison Highlands - One of the Best Public Courses in DFW

I've played this course dozens of times and it is in great shape right now, fairways and greens are very good. Played very early in the morning from the tips and it was real fun. Highlands course has great terrain, with good hills. If the south wind is blowing more than +1, this is all the golf course most people can handle. Finishing holes are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent Course

Course is old and it shows. The greens are decent at best. Some have bald spots on them and have had them for quite a while but for half the price as the Highlands course, I guess I can't complain too much.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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