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3.9
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
78.3%
Recommend this course
19 out of 26 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.7
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6840 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.4
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Garden Valley Resort and Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Sanford

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK

Reviews

3.9
26 Reviews (26)
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Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day for golf

Good day for golf. Fixed logjam issue on first tee by allowing to tee off back 9 first. Comfortable playing pace. Challenging course, greens need a little work.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Good Course but frequently let 5 or 6 players play in a group. Pretty busy most times

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Excellent Course right outside of Tyler. Will become beautiful community with a lot of amenities. Golf course is in good shape and is challenging. Staff is excellent and golfers are courteous and laid-back (unlike some country clubs). Would recommend to anyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good shape, nice layout

This course has a nice layout, very laid back staff who are helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough golf experience

Wild hogs appear to have caused considerable damage to a good bit of the course. Gunfire could be heard around us as we played. Winter conditions were certainly apparent throughout the course. Fairways had a great deal of standing water to avoid. Pro shop attendant did not seem trained on how to handle a prepaid online booking. Newer golf carts and significant repairs to ball washers at tee boxes would certainly improve the player experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Middle of Nowhere

Long ride to play a course that has nothing to offer. Terrible vibe.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Love the layout

Greens are a lot better than they were at the beginning of the summer and are rolling good. Fairways are a little dry right now but it has been super hot outside with no rain since May. The course does need some work but I absolutely love the layout!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great Course...and excellent staff. Sure enjoyed the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sad to see

This course used to be one of the best in all of East Texas and was once dubbed "the Augusta of East Texas". I have played it at least 35 times since it was built. But this past weekend I played 3 holes and quit because the greens are absolutely unplayable. Some grass, some dirt. And where there was grass, it was so bumpy that putts would not stay on line. Tee boxes and fairways are fine but the greens are deplorable at best. Golf Now should remove this from their list. I encourage you to save your money to avoid disappointment. Even a hot deal is overpriced which is what I had.
It is sad to see such a nice track waste away. I hope either the current ownership or a new owner will put some money into this place and get it back where it was once before.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GV

Always a beautiful course with panoramic views. The greens are pretty horrible this year. That is not normally the case though. Fairways, tee boxes, and approach areas are on good shape. The greens are better than a month ago, but don’t know if they will make it back to normal standards this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wouldn't play this course without another "Hot Deal"

Course is in terrible shape, unfriendly staff who were almost annoyed that I had used GolfNow to book my tee time, tee time was overbooked by the course (Knowing that GolfNow had the foursome already, they booked two other people with a foursome to make a sixsome? It was ridiculous), and the clubhouse is in desperate need of an update.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not so good

Greens were really bad. Lots of sands and grass not coming in. Maybe next month it might be better?? Pace of play pretty slow. Sad to see this course in this shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad, Sad, Sad!!!

I should have known something was a miss when the putting green was horrible. Every green on the course was bad, not just because they were recently sanded but like a wasteland bad. The bunkers were full of water, however, the fairways were in decent shape. I understand that East Texas has received lots of rain over the past few weeks but having played Garden Valley in the past, this was a real let down! Don’t waste the money, or at least give them a month or so to get the course back in shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Only play if you got a “Hot Deal”

Starting from the get-go here, they booked us as a 5-some and I was a single, not complaining but a heads up would’ve been nice. If it hadn’t been for the Hot Deal it would’ve cost me over $70 to play and that would’ve been highway robbery for this course. The greens are just flat out awful, the cart paths are destroyed, the fairways are OK at best, and the pace of play is absolutely horrendous. I wouldn’t waste your money playing here.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

Snuck out to this course when a friend mentioned it to me. You won’t find it on GolfNow or really any advertisements. It’s a nice hidden gem. I hit literally every club on my bag today on this course and pulled 2I just as many times as I hit driver. This course is a total ballstrikers paradise and is a nice change from the bomb and gouge tracks that are littered across Texas. Some bald spots on the outer lying edges of greens but they were in otherwise phenomenal condition.

Would definitely come back out and play as this course was a great architectural achievement with the intertwined pine trees and lake views. Really nice track.

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

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