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4.5
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
94.0%
Recommend this course
105 out of 111 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 32 reviews
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4.3
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.4%
Recommend this course
47 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7229 yards
Slope 120
Rating 73.7

Formerly known as Southern Hills Golf Club and Shallow Creek RV Park.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Webb Jeff Brauer (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

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4.5
111 Reviews (111)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Not impressed at all

There’s a lot more courses out there that are better for a lot less money. Way over priced

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Tempest Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

No marshalls

I do not have any ill will towards any level of golfer but having to wait in 100 degree weather for two guys to take 6 minutes every hole to go 150 yards was unbearable. I am sure like everywhere else that don’t have the staff, but if you charge like you do then provide it.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time at tempest

Best layout and course conditions I’ve experienced in east tx. Very hot but on course water coolers were present, beverage cart came by several times during play and complimentary ice/cooler on cart. Carts include gps but it rarely worked on either cart in our foursome. That’s about the only complaint and I’ve seen other reviews referencing gps issues. We drove 1 1/2 hours to play course and it was worth the drive and I plan to play again soon. Large greens and undulating fairways make it a challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace, Pace, Pace

Much like everyone else says, course is ok, better than many. However, pace of play is a huge problem here. Only problem worse than pace of play is that management really could care less. Once they have been given your money, you are on your own. When we talked with the head person, he chuckled and told us to go somewhere else, we would find no better than his place.

So, course is fine, just pack a lunch, a snack, and possibly even dinner

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Tempest Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Just when the greens were getting good!

This courses greens could be the best around; however, everytime they start to get really good, they either punch, sand, verticut, etc. I don't know why this is the only course in ET where this is necessary.
Slow play continues to be a problem; however, one of their Marshalls is starting to do some things about it.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Need to play

Nice course, just a long way to travel and a little high priced for the location.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tempest

Course is starting to mature and is a monster from the tips.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, great condition.
Left my range finder in the cart, when I called to tell the pro shop I was told that It was never found.
My fault for leaving it, but I wish whoever found would have done the right thing.
Guess I will be more careful next time. I was just expecting more from their cartbarn staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course in East Texas

Great course; but, they punch, verticut, sand the greens way too often. Tee markers are not placed correctly; whites can sometimes be farther away than blues. Carts are in bad shape, and GPS system rarely functions correctly. They are way too tolerant of slow play.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course! No marshal advising players on pace of play, a threesome had the whole course backed up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course but slooooow

Saturday 10:54 tee time. Took north of 2:30 to complete front 9. I get that public golf courses don't move quick, but for an $80 green fee I expected better. They definitely overbooked. Arrived at the 6th to find 4 groups on the hole. Couple that with charge for range balls, cart screen not working, no coolers or club washers etc... Cool, course but not worth the price IMO.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Tempest Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hills, valleys and views

It’s been over two years of progress getting this course where it is now. Smooth fairways help make those thinking shots a little easier. You bite off just about as much or as little as you want out there now. Go get em!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top East TX Course

This course gives you everything you ever want in a quality place. Clubhouse, practice facility & friendly people who work there. Nothing needs to be said about the course, it’s no less than a gem. Must be played more than once to really get a feel for all the hills you’ll encounter. Big greens that require precise putting. Go play!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great East Texas course

Tempest is a great course and definitely worth a place to play in East Texas

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely lay out, needs more grass

I again enjoyed a relaxed round at this course...new to me but it has great potential. Many good shots on fairway or green could be on dirt, sand, or just minimal grass. The winter took its toll...but the recent rains helped I am sure. Much better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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