River at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course

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4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6609
Slope 126
Rating 71.8
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6609 yards 71.8 126
White 70 6044 yards 69.1 121
Red (W) 70 5381 yards 72.1 121
Scorecard for River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/126 W: 73.0/120 426 458 186 366 410 236 485 446 367 3380 373 378 365 154 376 460 364 180 579 3229 6609
White M: 69.2/115 W: 72.0/118 397 430 165 340 379 197 455 415 329 3107 340 330 346 135 339 422 329 158 538 2937 6044
Red M: 68.0/113 W: 70.0/113 361 401 159 314 343 168 423 367 280 2816 316 297 297 114 254 382 282 128 495 2565 5381
Handicap 7 1 13 17 3 9 11 5 15 14 8 16 18 10 2 6 12 4
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 1 15 13 3 11 9 7 17 12 8 16 18 10 4 6 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ralph Plummer (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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 Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.4
103

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 24
Forced Carries 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Playing Multiple Courses 20
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 26
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 9

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course that's forgiving

This is a fairly open course so it is definitely forgiving, which I always appreciate. Greens were in great shape but the fairways needed some work but I think that was mostly due to lots of rain prior to playing. I love the elevation changes throughout the course, it really makes things interesting.

Staff has always been friendly and willing to answer any kind of questions you may have. This course is definitely a course beginners should play due to how forgiving most of the holes are. I like playing here because I am familiar with it and I know that it's going to be in good shape consistently.

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

Great Day of Gold for $12.00

It was a great day of golf for $12.00. We were actually able to get in 27 holes in less than 4 hours. The course was in great shape and we had a great time. The staff at Pecan Valley are very nice. Would recommend both the River and Hills courses to anyone.

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

Nice Practice Round

Not a bad place for a little on course practice. Balls are lost very easily in the rough, lots of ground cover (dead leaves, fallen tree branches, lots of acorns etc. ). Could stand to be cleared up/ cleaned up a bit. Greens where good.

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

Fort Worth Municipal

Pecan Valley Hills course is a user friendly course that is fun to play. Holes 2, 6, 8 and 9 are probably the most challenging. No. 2 requires a good second shot across a generous pond, No. 6 can be had if you stay out of the trees off the tee (use iron off the tee), No. 8 requires a nice fade around a couple of large trees protecting the right side of the fairway and No. 9 is a severe dog-leg left hole that can be a problem if you can't hit a middle to long iron draw off the tee. The greens were in very good shape and the fairways were OK (sort of typical muni fairways). I play this course often and it is a good value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Nice course for your money.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant surprise

It was a little damp with scattered showers but the course was a pleasant surprise. Nothing overly challenging but it had some nice dog leg holes and shot placement needed off some tee shots. Some greens had a small weed problem and teesee needed some cutting but greens were receptive and rolled true. Will be back to play the river course.

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

Hills Course Pecan Valley

Course in great condition-- appreciated signs posted telling the hole number-rest rooms clean.

One water fountain had warm water-other one had cold water.

Will return again.

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

Great shape

Great shape, greens were consistent but medium speed

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

Great shape

The River course is in great shape. Especially with all the heat we have had. This course is one of my favorite in this area. If you get a hot deal you need to take it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout 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

Quick round on a saturday

Pace of play is the story. I played with my wife in her first 18 ever and finished in 3 hours 20 minutes. Marshals move pace along great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The Hills

The course is actually pretty good. The greens are well maintained as well as the fairways. We actually arrived early. Seeing that there was no one on the course we thought we might go to the first hole to see if we could get off. There was literally no one on the course so we felt like we could go ahead and tee off; however, one of the staff members specifically rode her cart to our position and told us we had to wait until our tee time. I think there is no doubt we were asked to wait because we used golfnow so we waited until the staff told us we could go. If you use golfnow, you will be required to wait for your tee time even though no one may be on the course. No common sense or courtesy will be extended.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just So-So

This is the sister course to the River Course, which I have not played but it can be seen from the entry road and looks like it is in much better shape than the Hills. Several Greens were under "maintenance", was aggravating as it messed up my approach strategy. All in all, it's a good value I suppose.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not as good as it used to be...

In the past, I loved playing the River course. You could always tell that the city put the money needed into it to make it a great track from tee to green. But, when I played it most recently, it was in the worst conditions I have seen there. The tee boxes were not manicured, the bunkers had no sand in them, weeds everywhere and the greens were beyond bumpy. I do not know what happened, every other course in the area is in great shape but this one seems to be struggling.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

This course was an old time favorite

First thing is they raised the price of their green fees. Ok whatever , BUT , the tee boxes were trashed , then the fairways were hard pan with not a hint of growing grass and not one decent lie on any of the fairways ! The greens were totally horrible . Sparce , bumpy, and borderline unplayable , and for all this we paid $40 each . Such a disappointment since most of the other courses around are in good condition. The condition of this course completely ruined our weekly outing with the golf buddies ! We will never return until maybe the course manager has a clue what fertilizer is used for !!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PV Hills

A quite acceptable muni for mid to high handicap golfer. Staff much better than several years ago.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent golf course, Highly recommended.

This was my first time playing pecan valley. I am by no means a good golfer, but this course was challenging but not too intimidating to hit over a water hazard. The course was very well maintained. The greens were slower in the morning, but became really fast and unpredictable by comparison later in the day. This is a great value for a round of golf at one of the better maintained courses in the DFW area. I would highly recommend trying it out if you have not played there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

This course was OK

Paid $39 and not worth that price.

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

Great play at The River

Great pace of play, friendly staff, good condition of course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good friends on a course

Enjoyed the course with 2 good friends. We each had some good and bad holes. Greens were fast, had to get used to them. Over all we enjoyed the course. Beer was cold in the restaurant.

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