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3.8
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
86.1%
Recommend this course
106 out of 135 reviews
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3.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 41 reviews
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3.8
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.8%
Recommend this course
48 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6562 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.5

Formerly known as Sammons Park Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Greens Emerald Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Sammons

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #23)

Reviews

3.8
135 Reviews (135)
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Crazy Course layout

If you live in Temple Texas then its nice to have a municipal golf course to play. With that being said I would not recommend anyone outside the area to waste any time to travel there to play. Course had a strange layout and is not sign posted to know where the next hole is. While the greens were decent the fairways were in rough shape as was the rough.

Cannot comment on the bar and food facilities as COVID certainly has caused restrictions so was not able to sample anything.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's been awhile since we last played at this golf course. What used to be the front nine is now the back nine and the back nine is now the front nine. Not saying that is a bad thing. This is definitely a good golf course. We will go more often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Golf!

The course is in great shape ! The staff is very friendly, helpful and professional! We really love the staff members and all their help!
Sometimes there are large groups that really slow the pace a lot and to many groups of 5 & 6 but we always manage to work around it. The fairways and greens are looking great and a good time to go play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Greens - Annoying Carts

Sammons is in great shape. The greens are almost perfect: fast, smooth. The greens would be if they had a bit more undulations, but they are in fantastic shape. The course layout is interesting. Some short par 4 holes, but each of them is lined with hazard - good risk/reward. The par 3 holes are challenging with water carry on two of them. The par 5 holes are fairly straightforward.
Around a year ago they installed new golf cart software with an electronic fence system. This is the most annoying aspect of playing this course. If you get off track the cart slows down to a crawl and BEEP-BEEP constantly. You have NO idea most of the time where BEEP-BEEP...the fence is, then you are hoping to get back to safety so you do not have to push! There are no signs when the hole is cart path only BEEP-BEEP. Rarely do you see a sign BEEP-BEEP...for keeping carts away from BEEP-BEEP...the green. You get the annoying factor. GO.PLAY.NEWAY

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love playing this course. The only negative I have about this course is the pace (5 or 6 carts all together playing), and due to COVID they pair you up with other players. I do not like this because we are trying to stay safe and we have no idea who we are playing with and vice versa.
If not for COVID, we would be okay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Signage and Directions

We struggled locating the next hole on many occasions. There are multiple cart paths and the holes are scattered in different directions. We were not the only group confused as to where many of the next holes were located. It affected the pace of play. Very frustrating.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

bad experience

The course was decent shape at best. Fairways burned up but greens good. But extremely poor amenities and communication. We teed off at 4pm and they were not selling any drinks except water. What type of golf course doesnt sell beer or snacks on Saturday afternoon? Also no one told us when we arrived that we had to be done by 730. A guy was pulling all flag sticks and told us we had to come in around 725. This was our first time hearing this. There was still a good 45 minutes of daylight. It was extremely aggravating not being able to finish. We did have a kid with us so we played late, and let several singles go through only to be kicked off the course on the 17th tee. Will not be going back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good for the money

This is a great little course and isn’t very long. So if your a low handicap golfer then you probably won’t be challenged. But if your a high handicapper like me then this course is for you. Greens were just aerated so they were a little bumpy but still in good shape. GPS on carts was awesome and price was fair. My only problem was no directional signs for someone who hasn’t been there before. Was a struggle at times to get around. I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

As a member, I am somewhat disappointed the greens were not top dressed after the necessary aerification.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

Sammon’s is a great value. Conditions are excellent. The only drawback is that the routing can be confusing. Some signs could help this. People are friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.

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