WinStar Golf Course - Scissortail
|Gold (W)||72||5778 yards||73.7||130|
|Red (W)||72||4843 yards||68.2||121|
|Black M: 75.8/137||557||431||440||387||190||450||382||231||553||3621||365||226||344||551||442||586||410||195||452||3571||7192|
|Blue M: 73.2/135||533||398||411||361||174||424||363||212||530||3406||341||210||309||514||411||548||391||178||423||3325||6731|
|White M: 70.6/127||507||371||377||342||148||403||341||190||502||3181||308||189||283||475||374||503||361||160||384||3037||6218|
|Gold M: 67.9/120 W: 73.7/130||475||346||336||319||138||363||314||184||473||2948||291||173||262||443||352||470||335||140||364||2830||5778|
|Red W: 68.2/121||395||287||294||269||116||316||260||163||396||2496||243||158||185||388||305||385||260||118||305||2347||4843|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Oklahoma
So glad they have taken steps to improve the course conditions from the freeze a few years ago. The fairways are looking better. Can’t wait till the spring comes and the fairways are fully healed from the sod that they have placed down. I would play again this year if the weather permits.
A tale of two courses
While the scissor tail is a work in progress, and coming along nicely. The current condition reflects in the recent reduced pricing . But overall best value and fun. Not to over look that this courses does host college golf tournaments. The roughs are brutal, as you will not find your ball if it comes in there. The other course red bud is the better of the two. Win star is great!
The course design, layout, amentities (bathroom/water) were great. The course however is under maintenance. Fairways were extremely wet, uncut grass (high), lots of raised patched sod. Made it so that drives were not going to roll after the land. Traps were in good shape. Greens weren't too bad. A few were sandy and firm, but could still put. Staff and clubhouse/bar were all great. I think in due time the course will be in great shape. Just wanted to share specifics if you decide to play. I would go back but it will be a while. Maybe next summer.
There are new sod patches in the fairways and the cut length is longer trying to keep everything alive, but it’s definitely playable. The staff is working hard to fully recover the course from last year’s freeze kills and they’re doing a great job. The greens roll fast and true; they’re excellent.
Both times I've attempted to play this course, it was cart path only. My friend has M.S. and is just not able to do the walking necessary. I understand that after a torrential downpour cart path only is to be expected. However, a trace of rain or none at all shouldn't constitute the inconvenience. The staff was apologetic, but it would've been nice to know before the hour drive to go there.
Slow Saturday but nice renovation of the clubhouse except no showers
I wish they would have kept the showers in the locker rooms
Been a while since I played Winstar
We arrived early and were greeted by my favorite Cart attendant. He quickly loaded our clubs and had us headed to check in. This was my first time back since the Clubhouse reopened. It’s a fresh look and still has the same basic layout as before it closed a few years ago. They did eliminate the lockers and showers in the men’s room which was disappointing since I travel from an hour away and enjoyed that after a hot day on the course. I probably won’t go to the Casino afterwards if I’m sweaty and greasy with sunscreen. The practice facilities were in top notch condition except it was time to move the tees on the range as most of the grass had been dug up from others that morning earlier or they had not moved them from the day before. The chipping and putting greens were excellent. We got to go early and were sent to Redbud which is said to be in better shape than Scissortail which we had made our reservation. There were a number of bare spots on every hole from either the summer drought or the winter freezes that hadn’t recovered. The greens were firm and fast, very few shots at the pins held their place. The tee boxes were in great shape and the rough is deep enough to swallow your ball with an incredible appetite. Had one grumpy cart attendant when we made the turn because we asked for ice since the cooler by the course was empty. The beverage carts were plentiful on a hot day and the ladies were very nice. The pace of play was poor. We waited on every hole by the time we reached the third tee. I’m a little disappointed that there was no Marshall.
A Great Experience
The course is in great shape and the staff, especially the cart girls, were all just great!
The course layout is a little bland since the land underneath it is also bland, and because this is a newer course - meaning that the trees still require some growth.I am sure the other, more expensive course is nicer.
But the service made up for it. Our carts were driven to us at our car. I came with ice and two bottles of water. The driving range is free. The clubhouse is much better than most in the Dallas area. They put money into this course, as evidenced by how green everything is in the middle of a drought.
Overall, Course was not in very good shape, which is surprising since I have played it many times before.. I would not return until they have fixed the issues.
Hot and dry
Considering the hot and dry conditions the course was in very good shape.
Great Course…. But needs improvement
I played Winstar - Scissortail, 2 times last week and Monday the fairways were soaked from watering and made play much more difficult. Balls were sinking in the ground, getting no roll and made chipping almost impossible.
Saturday was a little better with how much had been watered but on the 10th hole, there were workers on the fairway spreading sand and half the fairway had the grass cut out of it and piles of sand in several places. No one told us the 10th hole would be under construction but open… I wasn’t going to hit a ball with several workers in the middle of the fairway, so we just skipped the hole.
To their credit, it looks like they are trying to resolve the issues with large patches in the fairways and greens that are just plain dead making putting an adventure, especially for a hacker like me.
The amenities are nice. Cold bottled water before you take off are provided along with ice. Filled my cooler up on the cart with 5 bottles of water and ice and refilled at the turn. There are air conditioned bathrooms on the course, which is a very nice amenity with more water provided at those.
So much potential here for the largest Casino in the world to do better with course conditions and this would be one of the best courses in the area dollar for dollar.
I played the sissortrail course, Although they’re were some bad spots on the fairway’s the greens were in excellent condition. Overall good value
Don't waste your money!!
Course needs improvement. Some greens 80% sand with hardly any grass. Lots of bare mud holes throughout the fairways. Carts prevent you from driving in sections of the course and slow you down through main areas.
Played at 1030 on July 2nd believing that the course was going to be burnt from the lack of rain. Was really surprised to see they have put a tremendous amount of water so that fairways and greens were in very good shape. There were just a few spots I found that were needing attention but overall I was very happy. Staff, facilities and amenities were on par. Word of advice, don't get out of the fairway as the rough is thick grass and you will loose balls easily.
Drove up from Dallas to play a round here and it was so worth the drive. Great course conditions and even the 12th hole they warn you about is not bad at all. Plenty of amenities provided and great customer service as well. I will definitely be playing here as often as I can!