Dogwood at Garden Valley Golf Resort
|Green (W)||72||5832 yards||72.5||130|
|Red (W)||72||5532 yards||72.5||130|
|Blue M: 71.9/130||370||190||452||165||526||379||376||456||595||3509||512||407||212||388||355||183||362||393||519||3331||6840|
|White M: 69.7/124 W: 75.9/134||347||171||329||149||507||363||342||422||514||3144||490||382||186||374||334||160||333||372||494||3125||6269|
|Red M: 67.2/115 W: 71.5/121||305||128||290||119||468||311||322||380||481||2804||449||345||126||331||280||136||286||329||446||2728||5532|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great stay & Play
Stayed with a fairly large group just beyond the 18th green looking out at the lake. The course was great, would play again!
easy to get to using gps
but needs more signage
will play again
Greens were smooth, back 9 holes are have great views
Fairways were dormant but very playable. Greens were the best part of the course. Front nine holes were nice but were mostly straight and easier than the back 9. Back nine were more tree lined with elavation changes and more course management needed to score well. Will definitely come out again during April or May.
Nothing short of amazing year round
I played this course on a cool afternoon in mid-December and could not have been more pleased with the conditions. The greens were flawless, the fairways (dormant) provided perfect lies, and the scenery was beautiful. The course features rolling hills, giant Texas pines and great views. I drove from Dallas and once on the property, knew the hour or so drive was so worth it. Garden Valley is immediately off of I-20 and with the raised speed limits, an effortless drive.
The course was in great shape when we played there
This is the best course for the money in the area.
I have played Garden Valley numerous times and have always found it to be in excellent shape.The greens are always smooth and the bunkers and fairways are in perfect shape as well.I have heard that it is referred to as the Augusta of East Texas,and that is a pretty good description.Overall ,I highly recommend a trip from Dallas or any area about the same distance to give this course a try.