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3.4
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
74.0%
Recommend this course
161 out of 198 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
5.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7078 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.7

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1992) Jay Morrish (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.4
198 Reviews (198)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 18
Elevation Changes 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 11
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course, great round

Course is in amazing shape. Greens were moderate speed, rolled true, and held approach and chips well. Fairways were tightly mowed with no hard or dead patches. Rough was thick but cut to a manageable length so you didn’t lose your ball with a wayward tee shot. Bunker sand was too fluffy and soft for my liking, and you’d sink about 3-4 inches with every step near the edges of the bunkers. Tee boxes could use some love and leveling. Course was challenging and fun from the Blue tees. Will definitely be back.

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

Great Course and Great Round

Was a little concerned after reading some reviews, but decided to give this course a try. I was not disappointed. The course is in excellent shape, and I don’t understand why tee times aren’t booked up solid. Greens are in great shape, fast but not lightning fast, roll true, and hold approach and chip shots. Fairways were in excellent shape with no dead patches despite the Texas heat. Rough was thick but mowed to a manageable height so you didn’t lose your ball with a wayward tee shot. Bunker sand was super soft and fluffy, and made it difficult to get a good stable stance. Tee boxes need to be leveled, but that would be my only course complaint. Course is a challenge for any golfer. I played the Blue tees and still shot in the 80s. Amenities are a little lacking, but the course is going through a management change. I will definitely be back.

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

New Management Makes a Difference

I’ve always liked this course, but over the last few years American Golf let it get run down and seemed very disinterested in their customers having a good experience. I played yesterday and the turnaround is remarkable. Course conditions are much improved with tees, fairways and greens all in great shape. Out of bounds is a bit of a mess, but as the greens keeper told me, “we have a lot of catching up to do “. I’m impressed with what they’ve accomplished already. New carts, new friendly staff who seem to genuinely want you to enjoy your outing. Sand in the bunkers for the first time in 3 years. For a change the snack bar was open and there actually was a beverage cart on the course on a Tuesday,. Best of all, the rates have not caught up with the course improvements yet. I plan to play there again tomorrow and as often as I can. My thanks to the Perry family for working to restore this course to its former glory.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great greens

Great greens bunkers r being repaired can't wait until finished the course will easily be a 4-4+ star course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Visiting from out of state

A great surprise. My handicap is 12.6 and this course absolutely Kicked my buns. I shot 96 WOW, course is very fair layout wise. The Greens were in very good condition. They also Kicked me, but again, very fair, held shots well and were slick as could be. Like putting on a “Hardwood floor”.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a great golf experience. Sand traps are being redone and expected to be completed this spring. But not to worry, the creeks and lakes keep you on your toes with your heart in your throat. Giddy-up

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like the challenging holes.

There are challenging holes and holes you should make par. Overall good balance.
The bunkers need much improvement as some of the bunkers had pebbles instead of sand.
Greens were in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fine Course. I enjoyed it.

some of the reviews I read were scathing and very critical. I was worried...but i booked anyway. i am glad I did. Yes, the sand traps were in terrible shape....grassy and not tended to....other than that everything was fine....we had a good time....challenging but not too hard....the greens rolled well...and the layout was good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible customer service

I booked through golf advisor. I called the club 4 times to let them know I had a family emergency and could not make my tee time. Left three messages no one returned my call and charged my credit card 70.00 for two rounds. I live in the rockwall area and will never play here again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Charged Twice

I was charged twice for my third player who didn’t show because his pregnant wife was sick. I tried calling the pro shop a couple times but only got non stop ring. Two of my three players on reservation showed. I’m not sure I’ll return if this is what happens here. They ended up having a third join us anyways so it made no difference to the course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good to be back

Last time I played this course was 10 years ago and I was impressed. Happy to say it is the same interesting, well maintained course I remembered. Nice rolling terrain. Challenging but not a discouraging, ball-eating monster. Among the 8!or 9 courses in and around Rockwall, Buffalo Creek is my favorite!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 72
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Day after the 4th

The course is in good shape. Nice layout. The sides of the fairways and greens have thick grass and I lost several balls. I would have given the course a better rating but the bunkers are not playable. The rain has had a big impact on the bunkers. Good course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

I played this course a few years ago in a USGA Qualifier and it was in awesome shape. Played it this time and it seem like the staff had no direction. Bunkers were unplayable. Grass has grown and rocks exposed. The rough around greens not mown in places. Lost a couple balls just off green side rough.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good, not great

A great design brought down by limited maintenance and upkeep. Sand traps were just mud bowls that gave no appearance of any attempt at maintenance. Concrete cart paths were cracked and broken. The rough was so high and unkempt that it looked like the course was on a restricted mowing schedule. Pro shop was filled with excess and obsolete inventories of logo shirts from other golf courses. Overall, it gave the appearance of a course being managed by a group on a downward spiral. But people were still out there playing, and I’ll return for the design. At least the greens and fairways were in decent condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Traps.

The fairways and greens are in excellent condition. The bunkers for the most part are unplayable. It was probably just because of all of the rain we have had.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course layout.

Great course layout. Terrible condition! Tee boxes were shaggy and not mowed in what looks to be weeks. Bunkers hadn't been maintained in months.....washed out with weeds growing in them.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Faded Beauty

Returning to play Buffalo Creek for the first time in several years was like rekindling an old romance. It was easy to see why I fell in love to begin with, but it was also easy to see the effects of the passage of time. Cart paths crumbled, cracked and broken. Sand traps that looked like mud pits or craters of the moon. Bermuda greens interlaced with invasive native grasses. I’ll keep coming back, but will lament the effects of age. With a good facelift, the course could be beautiful again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens in good shape, fun course.

Compared with most courses in the area that I've played this year, the greens were in great shape. The traps were all washed out from the rains and were unplayable. I enjoyed the layout and the beautiful homes surrounding the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Going downhill

I have been a fan of this track for years. This is the first time I have played it in a while and I was shocked at the deterioration of this once gem just east of Dallas.

My friend and I played as a two some and were expecting wet conditions as it had rained heavily the day prior. Cart path only, no worries. What did worry us was the overall condition of the entire facility.

The once pro shop is now under some sort of construction and closed from what we can tell.

Range was closed - maybe to be expected - or maybe just lack of resources

Course itself - fairways were good enough. Greens and bunkers where borderline unplayable. Weed infestation on greens. Bunkers UN-kept. Overall pretty bad shape.

Maybe its weather related, maybe its just lack of money being put into the course. But regardless I want everyone to know if you are ok with paying $50 for a course not in very good condition then knock yourself out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Remodeling

For the most part the greens were in good shape but the traps were horrible. They were very hard and tough to play off. Luckily I only landed in 2 of them. They are remodeling the clubhouse and even though this is temporary it sucks to not have food or beer while playing. I will definitely be back but I’m gonna wait awhile.

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