Tempest Golf Club
Formerly known as Southern Hills Golf Club and Shallow Creek RV Park.
|White (W)||72||6051 yards||73.0||127|
|Gold (W)||72||5239 yards||70.4||120|
|Red (W)||72||4512 yards||67.6||114|
|Black M: 73.7/130||377||399||470||157||420||566||196||443||564||3592||538||462||186||584||419||394||378||173||503||3637||7229|
|Blue M: 72.0/125||354||377||425||140||402||543||177||418||539||3375||490||443||173||559||390||378||326||153||461||3373||6748|
|White M: 70.2/120 W: 73.0/127||330||321||393||120||380||491||175||372||496||3078||459||357||160||511||360||345||252||137||392||2973||6051|
|Gold M: 66.4/115 W: 70.4/120||282||294||319||103||281||412||162||344||456||2653||359||262||144||419||330||325||232||136||379||2586||5239|
|Red M: 64.0/110 W: 67.6/114||224||266||272||86||259||384||147||311||425||2374||322||217||130||313||276||264||186||115||315||2138||4512|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Texas
Excellent East Texas Golf
Just love this course. They've made so many improvements. Certainly first-class all the way!
So many great front nine holes and the back nine is ALL spectacular! I completely felt like I was playing golf in the rocky mountains! Colorado!? Playing off the contours / slopes behind and around the greens was awesome ... totally different than the vast majority of golf courses.
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Played under Covid-19 rules
The course overall was very good. There were some issues of fairways closed due to plugs not being picked up. The staff did explain that their machine broke down and apologized for the inconvenience. Playing under virus rules was not enjoyable. No flags were used, no rakes in bunkers and the cups were turned upside down. Cups upside down caused balls to bounce out of the hole, but I guess the idea is so you don’t have to reach all the way into the hole. I would say the course is over all beautifully laid out and it is a very picturesque golf course. It is a very challenging course if you play the tips with very undulating fairways and greens! I would like to play this course again under normal conditions, I think it would be an awesome experience!
Winter golf at tempist
Overall it is a Great setting ,great course, and great venue for golf.. for being winner the golf course was in phenomenal shape, greens were excellent, staff was is over and above. I will be back time and time again.
Best Course in East Texas
Traveled an hour and a half to see this course with my own eyes, heard from many people It was a great course. Got a great deal from GolfNow and man for the price this is hands down the best course in East Texas. I live on a golf course and I would travel to play here once a week. Challenging but yet fun at the same time, not very forgiving on bad shots. Beautiful course even in middle of winter, best greens I’ve seen hands down in East Texas area. Highly recommend to any skill golfer.
Just love playing here. The new owners have turned it into a first-class course and facility. Great place to play a challenging yet fun round of golf.
First Class Anywhere
This course is stunning. Resort like layout and atmosphere. Highly recommend to all.
This was the first time playing Tempest Golf Course. I played the course from the Black tees. The layout/design of the course made it a very interesting round of golf. If you are looking for a course to challenge you, this is the one. The elevated, multilevel greens made getting the club selection right a challenge. The range finder GPS integrated with the cart was very helpful as you didn’t want to hit your shot to the green in the wrong place!
As the course meandered through the woods and along creeks, it really made club selection and position off the tee quite important. Because of its length (7200+ yards from the Black), I had to hit driver most of the time off the tee. With lateral hazards and OB lining many of the fairways, you don’t want to miss the fairways. That said, the course rewards good shots and near misses. I was able to putt off of the extra large aprons around the greens. Best of all is how true the greens were to putt. These smooth, fast greens would hold their line making 4-6 foot putts easier to make.
If you want a great challenge of your game, this is the place. But...be honest with yourself about your length and accuracy off the tee. If you can’t accurately hit it long off the tee, hit from the Blues; otherwise, you just might not make it to the fairway!
Top notch course
Great course. Great conditions. Always like playing here. If you haven’t played it you need to.
One of the most picturesque courses I've played in Texas in my life! ( I'm 54 years young and I've lived in Texas my entire life. )
It's a new course and it needs another growing season to be great. Fairways were really good with a few spots that still needs filling out. Greens were perfect, really fast but fair. Lots of elevation changes which I loved. I shot 90 and was thrilled for my first time on the coarse ( 15 Hdcp). Can't wait to come back and play this one again.
Loved the layout. Every employee was friendly and positive. Nice pro shop and restaurant. Would like more consistent and quicker greens. Will be going back.
Not yet worth the normal fees
Greens were large, challenging, and in pretty good shape for August in Texas. Fairways have not finished growing the grass yet. Still have the net matting showing in many areas. Ground very hard and extremely difficult to hit off the fairway in many places. A lot of the tee boxes were so hard we couldn't hardly get the tee in the ground. Broke a lot of them before getting one to stick.
Course in great shape
Be ready for a test. It's got a few holes that I'm not a fan of but everything and everyone out there is first class!
Felt Like Georgia
What’s BIG golf course! Elevations and and 100’ pine trees felt like playing in North Georgia. Needs to mature and fill in. A second-shot golf course. Staff always AWESOME.
In awesome condition and well taken care of.
Courses in great shape, I'm not a big fan of the layout of a few of the holes. Too much target golf for me! Friendly staff, value, and course conditions will keep me coming back for more pain.
This is still a very fine course. Took my son out here . He agreed it is beautiful place to play. It needs more water on it, as some of the fairways were getting a little brown. Will keep playing it at least every other week.