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4.3
462 Reviews (462)
5 Stars
153
4 Stars
226
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
93.9%
Recommend this course
420 out of 462 reviews
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4.3
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
42 out of 46 reviews
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4.4
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.6%
Recommend this course
87 out of 92 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7134 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.5
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The Lakes Course - Firewheel Golf Park
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
462 Reviews (462)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 27
Thick Rough 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 21
Playing Multiple Courses 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 12

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Excellent Staffing

Excellent staff, recommended to all family members. Course a little wet but in good condition. Enjoy the day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Wet weather
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Conditions Good
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
Top 500 Contributor
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Leaves were all over fairways. Balls hard to find, especially in rhe rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Played Here Before, but Needs Improvement

The Firewheel Lakes Course is a fairly challenging layout. The front 9 starts with a quirky hole, but after that the other 8 are pretty good. The back 9 is where it loses me. The creeks and lakes are hidden from view and it's not always apparent where they can hurt you. For example, on #10 you have to carry a creek that transverses the fairway. Depending on the tee box it can be difficult. However, if you clear the creek and push the ball a little left the lake to the right is in play. Anything to the left is no bargain either. #12 needs to be cleaned up and the trees to the left need to be cleared out to make it more playable. Anything other than a perfect shot is penalized and there is no chance for recovery. The closing holes, #17 - #18 are the same. #17 is a Par 5 with water down both sides. I normally take a 3 wood for placement from the Blue Tees. Yesterday, playing from the White Tees I nailed a ball right down the middle and it rolled out into the water through the dogleg. Same thing happened at #18 with the traversing creek. Yes, it is winter and the grass is less lush, but a shot down the middle should not be penalized like that.

Another thing I noticed is that the facility (run by the City of Garland) are becoming dated and not very well cared for. The courses in themselves need to have the foliage trimmed up and the banks of the creeks and lakes need a lot of maintenance. The City of Garland needs to decide if the maintenance of 3 courses is worth it in my opinion. The clubhouse needs to be redone the grill looks is barely there and the cashier is working of an old desk in stead of a counter. I know that COVID has something to do with it, but it is just not appealing. At this point it the facility needs to look ahead.

Truthfully the City should get rid of the Old Course, sell the land to developers, and use the money to revitalized the Bridges and Lakes courses in order to have a better more up to date facility.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 142
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
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Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Lakes Course

Overall the course is in good shape. The layout is tough but fair. Only issue is pace of play. Seems that the course can get very crowded pretty quickly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good, tough course

This course is more challenging than most. It was in great condition. Lush fairways and smooth greens.

Our foursome play in 4 hours on a Saturday morning. Great pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Firewheel is always an outstanding day of golfing! Love the price point and the conditions!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Firewheel Lakes Review

Played at 10am on an overcast day that was still very warm. The course was in pretty good shape, some of the bunkers were less than ideal but overall the course played well. Played the back tees (yellow) which added to the difficulty but it was still fair. Greens rolled pretty well only a few of them had odd stripes running through them like a mower was leaking fluid or something. I'd play it again for $38 for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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