Sammons Golf Course
Formerly known as Sammons Park Golf Course.
|White (W)||70||5552 yards||73.8||134|
|Red (W)||70||4727 yards||68.6||121|
|Black M: 72.5/137||522||361||318||197||320||305||214||465||422||3124||454||204||580||178||405||495||588||237||332||3473||6597|
|Blue M: 69.8/129||489||340||296||175||298||283||182||409||394||2866||407||175||532||164||396||490||581||179||307||3231||6097|
|White M: 67.8/128||455||325||267||157||269||264||165||379||364||2645||381||152||507||152||355||389||521||164||289||2910||5555|
|Red W: 68.6/121||425||304||260||95||236||238||130||309||335||2332||269||127||450||128||259||321||495||115||235||2399||4731|
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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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a member, I am somewhat disappointed the greens were not top dressed after the necessary aerification.
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.