Old at Firewheel Golf Park

3.5679352941 3.6 stars from 5 (285)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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 N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 285 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
137
3 stars:
65
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

226 out of 284 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals playing multiple courses beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards thick rough   Great for drinks  

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u373328668's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uSEKN7304SE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u249751919's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice old track"


dallasmark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"THE OLD COURSE not very good"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



hmurray50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I really like the multi-course option"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
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Great value for the price using GolfNow!!!. There’s multiple courses to play so you have a variety


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very pleasant afternoon!"


jimtapp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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First time on the Old Course. Loved it. A little quirky, with some parallel fairways that require you to pay close attention to other players, but otherwise an enjoyable, playable course, with remarkably good fairways and greens (some of the tee boxes are a bit rough, but it wasn’t a huge issue). Friendly staff, too! Great value. Will absolutely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"ALways great."


coleman98's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Any of the Firewheel courses are fun and challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Traps"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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If their sand traps had actual sand it would have been so much better. Hard as a rock!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just Don’t Care"


Tyronne4990044's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Used to be a good course for the money but tee boxes were just mud, bunker with no sand, lots of drainage issue and it hasn’t rained much lately. Greens ridiculously slow and bumpy for N Tx.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"bad mother's day surprise and extremely hard fairway ground"


TigerDragon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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First of all, I was shocked that the staff would not even allow my wife to ride with me (on a Mother's Day) unless she pays a ride fee. The attitude was really troublesome especially when other golf courses in the area kindly offered mothers a free round of golf for Mother's Day (with a paid playing partner). The second surprise came when I hit the second shot from the fairway. The ground was so hard and dry that it could easily cause wrist injuries. Even the ground on tee boxes was incredibly hard. I broke a tee on one of the tee boxes because of that. Overall poor and disappointing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Old Course at Firewheel"


u000004071636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Glad to see the course starting to green-up. Sand traps are like hitting off the cart path. Ground was hard where there wasn't any grass.

Should get better with a lot of watering.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Grreat Value/Greens Need Improvement"


hmurray50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on

The cost to play was a great value compared to other nearby courses. The greens were inconsistent with speed of putts and holding approach shots. Fairways were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"USed To Be A Great Course"


Matt2Putt's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I’ve been playing Firewheel for over 25 years and this was the worst condition I’ve ever seen it in. Bunkers completely washed out and not maintained, tee boxes basically dirt and given up on, greens were barely maintained, (several had evidence of insect infestation) and the fairways appear to have stop being watered. I agree with the other review that The Old Course has become the unwanted step child of the unwanted step child of the Lakes and Bridges. It’s really too bad, when maintained, this is a fun and challenging course to pay. It appears the City Of Garland has given up on maintaining this course, probably selling to a single family home developer sometime soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Concrete Bunkers!"


Tom5929581's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good course when it is kept up. The old course seems to be the step child of the Firewheel family. The bunkers dont have sand they have hard packed dirt that will do nothing but scar up your club. Many of them still have water in them. The other two courses Lakes and Bridges have great sand but the old course has been ignored.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Dan7824213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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The course is in the best shape I’ve seen in a while. Tee boxes being aerated though


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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