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|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Texas
Fun course where local knowledge is worth several shots
Conditions were really good for November. Greens were consistent and true. Don’t get above the hole and on most holes, long is not good. OB creeps into several spots where you might expect to see red stakes instead. Note missing the Par 5 13th long, or left by just a yard or so will kick OB. It’s a fun course with the elevation changes that you’ll want another shot at. Only draw back was my cart’s GPS wasn’t working which made it difficult to figure out where to hit it. There’s a few blind tee shots where you need to play to the proper side of the fairway as slopes will kick the ball into a penalty area.
Saw the Beverage cart at least 3 times. Cart girl had personality which was fun.
Brett in the shop managed working me into a group on a Saturday morning as I was a single.
Pace of play was a little slow on the front, but we made up some time on the back. 4:45.
Will definitely look to go back and improve on my round. The large American Flag flying over the property is a nice touch.
Greens are currently heavy sanded and on the weekend it was almost a 5 hour round.
Thanks so much for the rating. We apologize if they are too heavily sanded.. and about the length of the rounds. During weekends, we can be very full with guests who are not accustomed to our greens. This can make the rounds much longer than normal. Please visit us again!
This is not the first time I have played here. This course will humble you no matter what tee box you play from. There are a lot of pros such as the course layout, price and difficulty. Cons: the fairways or edges of the greens are Never Dry! Always pick clean and place. They are improving the course such as the driving range opening at the end of the month and putting more drainage in but it still needs a lot more. Prepare to get your tail whipped and play a 5 hr round. They are notorious for booking a tournament and tee times over lapping.
Thank you so much for the contructive critism and feedback! we are steady moving to improve Tempest and make her the best she can be. We are working hard to fit all of our guests in and our tournaments. Please visit us again soon!
Extremely beautiful course in every way. If you're an average golfer don't expect to shoot average golf. It is not all that amateur friendly so you better be ready for higher scores. The greens are very fast and the only strait putt you will have is when you're about a foot away. It's long even from the white tees (if you're a senior like me). The pins are put in very difficult positions and if you miss, get ready for possibly and even longer putt coming back. I do like the course very much and do recommend it if you want to see what it's like to play a course like the pros play. Give it a try, it is a great course.
Could be a lot better
Rating based on driving from DFW. Would be higher if without the road trip. Got the feeling that they've pulled back this year or are using the pandemic to make changes.
Lots of potential, but wasn't quite worth the road trip. If I lived in the area, then I'd love this place.
Thanks so much, Milton! The pandemic has affected us all, but we are striving to make Tempest be the best it can be.
Please come back and see us again- since your visit we have put up East Texas' biggest flag pole, finished our newly designed driving range and we are almost done completing our new course restrooms.
Thank you for supporting Tempest!
I found this course on Golfnow, if I lived in the Tyler, Tx area I would be a regular at this awesome golf course.
Tough Course, Decent shape for August
Very narrow and lots of undulation, bring a few extra balls. It is a fun track, good greens that rolled true and fast. It looks like they are trying their best to improve the course and facilities. The range was closed under construction so I some what understand the steep $75 rate for a weekend round.
Ps the carts are badass!
Thanks so much for the feedback!
We are steady moving forward to make Tempest be the best she can be. Since your visit, we have opened our custom driving range, added course restrooms and installed East Texas' biggest flag and flagpole. Our fees reflect what we are trying to offer our guests, and that's playing at Texas #2 golf course and East Texas' #1 course. Please visit us again! We appreciate you!
Awsome in many ways! Challenges galore! If you are good at playing on pasture courses, take some extra balls and an extra towel to wipe your tears as this is a real course with real pro layouts. Get well randy!!!
well worth drive
Been waiting to play this course for awhile. visiting in-laws at Holly Lake Ranch and got a great deal on golf now. Morning time for $35.75 booked with 3 others. got there hour early and driving range was closed but they have a great practice putting green. Ended up going out early by myself with few open holes ahead of me. Was fine since never played the course took little extra time trying to figure landing areas and approach yardages. Lot of elevation even when it doesn't look that much. Take extra club even good strikes came up short. Greens and bunkers were excellant and a few blind tee shots but great challenge. The white tees at 6000 yards played more like 6300 - 6400. Joined a twosome on the back but we all had to wait for a couple of fivesomes.
Thanks so much for your feedback! Our custom driving range has been under construction- expect it to open within a few days!
Please come visit us again soon.
Do yourself a favor and make a trip to Tempest. Fantastic layout. Great elevation changes. Condition was 4.4 out of 5. Friendly staff. I will be back soon.
Great experience. This was the first time to visit Tempest but it will not be our last. Course was beautiful and the customer service was excellent.