Golf Club of Fossil Creek

4.2323058824 4.2 stars from 5 (354)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6865 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1987), Ed Seay (1987), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1987)
Type: Public/Resort
Style: Links
Greens: TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6865 yards 73.7 138
Blue 72 6457 yards 72.1 133
White 72 6006 yards 69.3 127
White (W) 72 6006 yards 74.4 132
Red (W) 72 5066 yards 68.7 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 354 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
149
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

318 out of 351 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Fossil Creek fan."


u632972839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time as usual at Fossil Creek. It was kind of pricey @ $80, but the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004265950's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challeging Course in Excellent Condition"


chpeterson2003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fossil is an excellent Arnold Palmer design. Challenging and in excellent condition. Practice facility is good except for the chpping green which is pretty small.

My main complaint with the course is that it is often too crowded.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



swannee100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape

Looking forward to more rounds this summer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Bob5112194's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Really nice layout. Greens need to be worked on as they were bumpy for long putts and you could see the small ant protrusions in many greens that would cause the long putts to bump, bump, bump. This course has, as many, been encroached over the years by houses and there was active construction on some holes. The view on the scorecard is no longer available due to the addition of townhomes. Still a very good golf course with some very scenic holes against the creek and worth playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Bob5112194's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time at this course and will return. Fairways were in great shape, plush and the ball sitting up perfectly. The only negative was the greens as they are probably due for a punching. Long putts would bounce a few times as there were small dirt piles on the green which made them inconsistent from hole to hole. I imagine they are great in top condition but likely need some work at present. That being said, the layout was really fun and some of the holes that cross the creek were worth a picture. Despite the number of people on the course pace of play was adequate -- 4 hours for a friday afternoon is not terrible and the worst offenders were only a hole behind max.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play if in the Ft Worth area"


RAGINCAJUN78's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Despite the heat, round was awesome! Very scenic and challenging course. Course was in great shape. Really enjoyed the sheer walls that had to be carried onto green. Go play it if you can!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005180492's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definition of what’s wrong with golf"


TXGolferTX's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I came out and managed to zip through the first nine and things were going fine until I was driving to 10 tee and stopped by an employee who was out playing golf on what I assume was his off day.

After he spit out a large wad of chew less than five feet in front of me he told me I had to stop and wait for what turned out to be nearly 20 minutes for another single a hole behind me to pair up with in the middle of the round. There was a group on 10 who offered to let me play thru but I instead sat there on the tee box waiting for this single. There were three open holes in front of me.

The course did not have a starter, the guy at the desk said go whenever you want and they are somehow surprised that people went when their tee time was up and the tee box open. Forcing singles to pair up in the middle of a round with an open course in front of them is why we have pace of play issues.

Tip for the GM: don’t let your employees spit dip in front of customers. Also, don’t uselessly add an hour to someone’s pace of play if you want them to come back. Your course isn’t that good that it can get away with it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"What a day"


insurance1tx's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wish this could be my home course but Plano is a little far. Fantastic golf course, back 9 is beautiful. I'll be back soon


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 shape"


Eric1962853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course looked great and greens were in great shape as well. Thank you


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


"Overpriced and overrated"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played fossil creek with my son for my birthday, spent $150 on our green fees and still had to pay for range balls , had to take the receipt for green fees and receipt for range balls to the starter who treated us like we were a bother to say the least, thought we were going to have to show some sort of identification, we were then directed to the mats at the range, yep, $150 to play and extra for the range balls to hit off of mats, when we tried to hit a couple with our drivers the starter/range policeman instructed us to stick the tee in the mat if we wanted to hit driver, in general the distasteful start to a special day made the days experience one to be forgotten. There are 3 avid golfers in our family and we play a lot of golf but I assure you that will be the last round and money spent at this golf course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poo Customer Service"


u907185661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I purchased the hot deal from golf now a few days before we were to play and ended up being able to get to the course earlier than expected. Since the course was literally wide open (maybe 1-2 slots filled from 12:30 to 2 pm) we asked to tee off early and the pro in the shop refused to let us go early so I asked to play 9 holes before which was also turned down. Golf now even called to see if we could tee off early as well. Then he explained that he would not release the cart key to us until 2 pm and no sooner. Finally we have our cart and go putt a few before our round. Pro shop will still not let us tee off early meanwhile another group pulls up and is allowed to jump ahead of us because they paid more than we did according to the starter. Then to top it off once we were on the tee box we heard the pro shop call the starter and inform him our group is still not to tee off until 2:30 and the group ahead of us was on the green. Just poor customer service all around by the course pro I'll take by business elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Condition of course"


u3733350's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m a pretty avid player around the metroplex and this course and Iron horse and southern oaks and hidden creek are the 4 best condition courses I have played as far as greens and and fairways being in great condition - I try playing a different course every other day and these are so good choices - Canyon West and Sugartree are some good ones as well right now. As far as Fort Worth and West of Fort Worth - hopefully I’m a help for your choice - Fossil Creeks Greens are by far the best - fast - firm and true rolling


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


u694568283's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course definitely makes you hit a variety of clubs off the tee box, with each hole having its own way of punishing you for an errant shot. The fairways were in excellent shape and greens rolled true and quick. Bunkers were well-maintained. Several fun carry shots over water and some elevated greens make for a nice change of pace. Don’t play here if you’re looking to primarily hit driver off every tee. Will be back here in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u797607924's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pafournier's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent mid week getaway."


u000007235975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wind was brutal but course was in great condition for early spring. Very little traffic so I got around in under 3 hours. Fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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