Old at Firewheel Golf Park

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3.5
296
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
77.2%
Recommend this course
236 out of 295 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
16
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
63
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.4%
Recommend this course
45 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6845
Slope 135
Rating 74.1
Type Public
Book a Tee Time at
Firewheel Golf Park - The Old Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6845 yards 74.1 135
Blue 71 6429 yards 71.6 131
White 71 6054 yards 69.9 124
Red (W) 71 5497 yards
Scorecard for Old Course
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: 72.5/130 425 391 566 180 420 414 372 234 552 3554 425 457 180 517 383 195 567 167 400 3291 6845
Blue M: 71.1/129 366 360 532 163 400 394 343 195 535 3288 404 442 165 505 362 188 550 151 374 3141 6429
White M: 69.4/125 W: 73.9/130 350 314 507 146 374 385 338 183 505 3102 388 424 137 495 340 167 536 118 347 2952 6054
Red M: 67.7/118 W: 71.2/124 346 292 473 129 352 344 326 128 495 2885 302 381 117 460 334 146 475 93 304 2612 5497
Handicap 3 17 9 15 7 5 11 13 1 8 2 14 6 10 12 18 16 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Mid-iron Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No

Reviews

3.5
296

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 22
Thick Rough 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Playing Multiple Courses 17
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 12

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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Previously Played

Slow pace of play today

Got behind a six some on #12... took 45 min to play 12 and 13. Just skipped 14.... played last 4 holes in less than hour because there was no one on those holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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1.0
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Got rained out. Do do get back my deposit

Got rained out and do not get back GolfNow desposit so it wasn’t good.

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

Clubhouse staff

I normally don’t like playing this course because the clubhouse staff is not helpful however the young lady today was a delightful surprise. I will try this place again in the near future hopefully she’ll rub off on the rest of them

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sand Finally some Sand!

I have played this course many many times over the last four years and the constant complaint was that the bunkers are either flooded or they are as hard as concrete. Last Sunday I was out there and much to my surprise there were huge piles of sand in the parking lot and I was told that all the bunkers on the old course will be dug up a drain system put in and then fresh sand put back into the traps.

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

Does Sgt. Schultz now work at Firewheel? “I see nothing.”

The Olde course is now more fun for playing a relaxing round because tee and approach shots are much less demanding since they pruned back some of the trees that made tee and approach shots narrow. It is now a basic “olde” time WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) layout. The rolling greens are demand formidable putting skills to get your par now that you can hit the green in regulation.

Firewheel still has a huge issue that has been there since I first played it 20 years ago. A local crowd of “good olde boys” schedule blocks of adjacent tee times to play multi-group matches that slow down play. For example, on Thursday August 21, our tee time was right behind such a group. Our twosome sat patiently behind them on every tee box and in every fairway knowing the last group would not let us through since they wanted to be together. I am OK with that.

At the turn, the front group delayed teeing off, so they could compare scores and bet outcomes. I am OK with that.

But the front group was now at least 3 holes behind – you can see 10, 11 and 12 for threw 10 tee – and they did not eve offer to let us go through. So, we went to the 16 tee nearby and played 16, 17 and 18 and came back to 10. The lead group was now in the middle of 11 fairway. We had played 3 holes to their 1 ½.

The foursome on 10 tee told us they had been told to do the same thing by another group that was also being held up and they did.

We joined up with another twosome and played 10 an 11 before we caught up with the herd on 12 box. Yep, our foursome played two holes while they played one.

The math said it would take us twice as long to play 12, 13, 14, and 15 behind these groups which would put our round at OVER 5 hours. So, we left.

Course management knows about all of this and lets it go on anyway. They booked the tee times. There was no marshal. They could observe firsthand from the windows how long it took then to get to 9. The could see the hold up on 10 box.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, Poor Conditions

It always is a hit or miss on this course for conditions of the greens. They were slow and uneven in my round. I expected dry and hard fairways and was not disappointed. The conditions do keep the price and crowds down. We played in under 3 hrs.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old course of course

All was great. Good

Time. Need a cart girl and a more upscale

Snack and lunch area

With higher quality food choices. Has potential!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day For Golf

Course was in great shape!! Greens were very consistent. Course layout makes you think about your play & not just bomb driver on every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall course was in good shape. All sand traps are terrible and basically unplayable. Greens are slow and staff was not very friendly. Course was very crowded but pace of play was good.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course needs a little work, bunkers not great, fairways ok (not as good as Lakes) but pace of play was great for a Saturday afternoon. Overall it's a great deal for the money

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice old track

Not the most challenging track in DFW, but has the lines of the older tree-lined holes, and some very quick-rolling and sloped greens. There were some areas around the course (esp. tee boxes) that could use some extra TLC from the greens keepers; i.e., hard pack & bald areas, etc.. But I like the design of the layout, and the greens will challenge you. For the $$, a very good value, even for a Muni track.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

THE OLD COURSE not very good

This course needs watering. It was dry even in the fairways. Plenty of tee boxes had large patches of dirt. More than a few of the greens had barren or diseased areas patched up with sand which made them inconsistent. At this time of the year this course should be in better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I really like the multi-course option

Great value for the price using GolfNow!!!. There’s multiple courses to play so you have a variety

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