Top 25 Public Golf Courses in Texas - Golfers' Choice 2024

Seek out the best golf courses in Texas in our list.
A view from tee #7 at Kissing Tree Golf Club.

What are the top public golf courses in Texas?

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We compile our annual Golfers' Choice lists by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community - golfers like you - throughout the previous year. We use GolfPass' Ratings Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's subcategory averages. Courses must offer public access and have received at least five reviews in 2023 to be eligible for this year's list. If you want to play any of these courses, hover your browser over the course photo and if tee times are available, you can click to book directly.

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Texas golf courses reviewed in 2023: 242
Reviews of Texas golf courses in 2023: 13,485

  1. Wildhorse Golf Club of Robson Ranch

    Green fee: $125
    What they're saying: "I really enjoyed myself, I’ve played probably twenty courses around Dallas and this is top 2 easy. Great tee boxes, groomed bunkers, and huge greens that were a lot of fun." - bwed14

  2. Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
    Fairview, Texas
    Public/Resort
    4.6210882353
    634

    Green fee: $80
    What they're saying: "The course is great and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The staff in the pro shop was very professional and the friendliest I’ve interacted with in a while. I put it on the top of my places to play in the area. Thanks again!" - Doc5587

  3. Diamondback National Golf Club
    Abilene, Texas
    Public
    4.8369117647
    103

    Green fee: $65
    What they're saying: "Fantastic layout, very well maintained course. Price was very reasonable. Some fun and interesting holes. Great time." - andylackey2020

  4. Palo Duro Creek Golf Course
    Canyon, Texas
    Public
    4.7527588235
    53

    Green fee: $35
    What they're saying: "Palo Duro Creek golf course is a friendly, relaxing place to play golf." - Tilly007

  5. The Old at White Bluff Golf Club
    Whitney, Texas
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.7408529412
    107

    Green fee: $59
    What they're saying: "We had a great time playing this course. The 1 hour drive was well worth it with the quality of the course and the overall experience. We expected it to be busy on a Saturday morning, but only saw other groups on the first and last holes. We will definitely be making this trip again!" - mchesser15

  6. Waterchase Golf Course
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Public
    4.6256647059
    313

    Green fee: $76
    What they're saying: "First time playing Waterchase on the recommendation of our son. We were blown away at the beauty of this course. Definitely a club management course. Greens were quick but well managed. We will be back!" - Spike3321

  7. Kissing Tree Golf Club

    Green fee: $113
    What they're saying: "Probably the best shape in the area. At Golf Now price’s it’s a bargain." - tedvas

  8. Canyon Springs Golf Club
    San Antonio, Texas
    Public
    4.4852529412
    709

    Green fee: $45
    What they're saying: "I really enjoyed Canyon Springs. The greens were extremely fast, which was cool, but was challenging with all the undulations within them. I highly recommend this course." - jap2pe

  9. The Rawls Course at Texas Tech
    Lubbock, Texas
    Public
    4.5867705882
    250

    Green fee: $79
    What they're saying: "From the starter Mike (great guy), to the rest of the staff, wow. Super nice. Course played great. Everything was it great shape except a few spots in the fairways and around the greens that were being worked on. A little pricey but I really enjoyed the day. Greens roll true. I’d play here anytime I return to Lubbock." - dubyaeye

  10. Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
    Houston, Texas
    Public/Municipal
    4.555
    480

    Green fee: $55
    What they're saying: "This is a staple course in Houston and a must play. Challenging holes and a great layout. Glad to see the continued improvements that are [being] made the course. Staff is friendly and pace of play is good." - adlove46

  11. Pitman Municipal Golf Course
    Hereford, Texas
    Public
    4.6451823529
    24

    Green fee: $34
    What they're saying: "This was a fun/difficult course. Narrow fairways, tall rough, greens with good break. It was fun. Carts have Bluetooth speakers built in and a screen with a scorecard and gives you distances. Great course and for the price, you can’t get any better." - Djdominguez

  12. Delaware Springs Golf Course
    Burnet, Texas
    Public
    4.5837176471
    1113

    Green fee: $60
    What they're saying: "I’ve played all public courses within an hour of Austin and this one takes the crown, conditions similar to [Star Ranch] which is by far best public venue in area. Where it separates itself from the rest is pace of play and the views, never felt like I was playing in people’s backyards. I played 18 solo in just under 2.5hrs, an hour faster than any round I’ve had in town. Greens are ROLLING" - Wayne24

  13. The Quarry Golf Course
    San Antonio, Texas
    Public
    4.5757882353
    942

    Green fee: $139
    What they're saying: "Layout is great. The greens are all defect-free. The greens are slow because they are having drought issues, so (they) can't cut them short and roll them. The fairways are in good shape and bunkers are well kept. Would play again and recommend without hesitation." - trevinom

  14. La Cantera Golf Club
    San Antonio, Texas
    Public/Resort
    4.3212
    523

    Green fee: $199
    What they're saying: "Great views, challenging course layout, and great conditions. In the middle of a probably one of the hottest summers that I remember the course was still in great condition. The sand was soft, fluffy, and playable, much different then some of the other courses in the area. Very well maitiained course. I would go again." - GolfPass reviewer

  15. Vaaler Creek Golf Club
    Blanco, Texas
    Public
    4.5188529412
    1083

    Green fee: $80
    What they're saying: "The course is always kept up. They have a great mixture of pars. This is by far my most favorite course in and surrounding San Antonio. The only thing I would say is a negative, if you’re not a resident of the community, you can’t get earlier tee times. But everything else is awesome." - tbigham

  16. Landa Park Municipal Golf Course
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Municipal
    4.5367882353
    1080

    Green fee: $49
    What they're saying: "Got an afternoon tee time, after getting thru Wurstfest traffic and parking, my group and I had a fun afternoon. The staff is always friendly and receptive to feedback. I play this course as much as I can and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience." - vaoiwo

  17. Golf Club of Houston - Tournament Course

    Green fee: $159
    What they're saying: "I now understand why the PGA tour guys have an easy time putting with greens that roll true and fast. Greens are in great condition!" - crocn

  18. Rayburn Country Club
    Brookeland, Texas
    Resort
    4.4
    41

    Green fee: $60
    What they're saying: "Awesome course. They are doing a great job bringing it back to life!!" - cmcorman

  19. Tangle Ridge Golf Club
    Grand Prairie, Texas
    Public
    4.4175647059
    1024

    Green fee: $75
    What they're saying: "Always satisfied with this course and the front desk staff are always friendly." - foghat75

  20. Randolph Oaks Golf Course
    Randolph AFB, Texas
    Military
    4.4132411765
    238

    Green fee: $42
    What they're saying: "It’s a great course and it’s well maintained! It was a “holiday” for the base so the course was packed. Part of the success of the course is the draw for more people, so it’s busy. That won’t stop me from coming back again, though. The layout is wonderful and a good track to play, especially for the price." - ChiefSpeedy

  21. The New at White Bluff Golf Club
    Whitney, Texas
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.5912470588
    102

    Green fee: $85
    What they're saying: "Met my son here for a Saturday of golf. Beautiful course, and super nice staff. Nice Yamaha carts!" - TreGillette

  22. Moody Gardens Golf Course
    Galveston, Texas
    Public/Resort
    4.5275294118
    871

    Green fee: $86
    What they're saying: "Many different tees present many different challenges. On the whole, there is no altitude change at sea level, so it can be challenging to see where the fairway goes. Good greens, and really unique grass." - frjim

  23. Forest Creek Golf Club
    Round Rock, Texas
    Public
    4.3846058824
    708

    Green fee: $89
    What they're saying: "Great course as always. How many course give you water for your round anymore?? Price also included lunch and a drink. Greens are nice. Slower than usual, but for the Heat they are in great shape. Highly recommend" - Lee2440801

  24. Pecan Hollow Golf Course
    Plano, Texas
    Public
    4.4625117647
    492

    Green fee: $59
    What they're saying: "Course was in very good shape. Overseeding par 3 teeboxes meant all played 100-125 yards. Greens rolled very well given the crazy hot summer we had. A few bare spots and dry areas due to heat/lack of rain. Bunkers were all in good shape and I visited a few of them. A great course for the money." - jcook137215

  25. Hill Country Golf Club
    San Antonio, Texas
    Public/Resort
    4.3992117647
    819

    Green fee: $145
    What they're saying: "A challenging course to play 27 holes. Not easy even for low handicap players, because the narrow fairways. One of the best I have played in San Antonio." - jra38511

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed and photographed more than 1,100 courses and written about golf destinations in 25 countries for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfpass and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for GolfPass. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
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