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4.5
45 Reviews (45)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
98.0%
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44 out of 45 reviews
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4.7
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.0%
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32 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7229 yards
Slope 120
Rating 73.7

Formerly known as Southern Hills Golf Club and Shallow Creek RV Park.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Webb Jeff Brauer (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Texas (2019 #7)

Reviews

4.5
45 Reviews (45)
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Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent East Texas Golf

Just love this course. They've made so many improvements. Certainly first-class all the way!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 140
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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First Time Playing

4.488 STARS

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.

THANKS FOR STAYING OPEN DURING COVID19!

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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.
Todd

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First Class Anywhere

This course is stunning. Resort like layout and atmosphere. Highly recommend to all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Course

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome

East Texas hidden gem greens, layout, scenery incredible

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top notch course

Great course. Great conditions. Always like playing here. If you haven’t played it you need to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent

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