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4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
97.6%
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Layout
4.7
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4.0
Amenities
4.5
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4.2
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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

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Reviews

4.5
82 Reviews (82)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Course conditions/ car path only

I’ve played this course many times however this was the worst experience I have ever had at a course. Aerated greens and fairways With plugs all throughout fairways. Their was no notification of the course conditions or the cart path only.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/15/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desperately needs a Marshall to start people

Great course layout. Greens were in good shape. Fairways were good.

Only complaint was the pace of play. There was not a starter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Wish it was more affordable.

I really like this course located here in beautiful East Texas.
It, by far has the best layout I. Our area.
The staff has always been friendly & helpful.
My only complaint is cost.
$75/ rd includes cart but is a little pricey.
Club membership is also on the high side.
I’ll continue to play it a few times a year through Golfnow. Sadly, that cost has also risen to about $65.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Great course challenging will test your game play here weekly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

Great layout of the course. Fast and smooth greens and the course had a lot of hills.
Some bunkers are starting to get a little firm. Either no one went through to take them before play or they are losing sand.
Restaurant was delicious and service was fast. Will be back for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

It was a beautiful course and the greens were in good shape. It was a difficult course with fast greens, but a great experience for our first time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First but not last

Didn't have any expectations since my first time to play was in the middle of winter.
Well laid out course, members were friendly. Greens were in good shape and I would expect them and the fairways to be outstanding in a couple of months. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course where local knowledge is worth several shots

Conditions were really good for November. Greens were consistent and true. Don’t get above the hole and on most holes, long is not good. OB creeps into several spots where you might expect to see red stakes instead. Note missing the Par 5 13th long, or left by just a yard or so will kick OB. It’s a fun course with the elevation changes that you’ll want another shot at. Only draw back was my cart’s GPS wasn’t working which made it difficult to figure out where to hit it. There’s a few blind tee shots where you need to play to the proper side of the fairway as slopes will kick the ball into a penalty area.
Saw the Beverage cart at least 3 times. Cart girl had personality which was fun.
Brett in the shop managed working me into a group on a Saturday morning as I was a single.
Pace of play was a little slow on the front, but we made up some time on the back. 4:45.

Will definitely look to go back and improve on my round. The large American Flag flying over the property is a nice touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sanded greens

Greens are currently heavy sanded and on the weekend it was almost a 5 hour round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thanks so much for the rating. We apologize if they are too heavily sanded.. and about the length of the rounds. During weekends, we can be very full with guests who are not accustomed to our greens. This can make the rounds much longer than normal. Please visit us again!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Wet/tough/slow

This is not the first time I have played here. This course will humble you no matter what tee box you play from. There are a lot of pros such as the course layout, price and difficulty. Cons: the fairways or edges of the greens are Never Dry! Always pick clean and place. They are improving the course such as the driving range opening at the end of the month and putting more drainage in but it still needs a lot more. Prepare to get your tail whipped and play a 5 hr round. They are notorious for booking a tournament and tee times over lapping.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thank you so much for the contructive critism and feedback! we are steady moving to improve Tempest and make her the best she can be. We are working hard to fit all of our guests in and our tournaments. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent layout with challenging greens that are in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful course

Extremely beautiful course in every way. If you're an average golfer don't expect to shoot average golf. It is not all that amateur friendly so you better be ready for higher scores. The greens are very fast and the only strait putt you will have is when you're about a foot away. It's long even from the white tees (if you're a senior like me). The pins are put in very difficult positions and if you miss, get ready for possibly and even longer putt coming back. I do like the course very much and do recommend it if you want to see what it's like to play a course like the pros play. Give it a try, it is a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be a lot better

Rating based on driving from DFW. Would be higher if without the road trip. Got the feeling that they've pulled back this year or are using the pandemic to make changes.

Lots of potential, but wasn't quite worth the road trip. If I lived in the area, then I'd love this place.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thanks so much, Milton! The pandemic has affected us all, but we are striving to make Tempest be the best it can be.
Please come back and see us again- since your visit we have put up East Texas' biggest flag pole, finished our newly designed driving range and we are almost done completing our new course restrooms.
Thank you for supporting Tempest!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

I found this course on Golfnow, if I lived in the Tyler, Tx area I would be a regular at this awesome golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tough Course, Decent shape for August

Very narrow and lots of undulation, bring a few extra balls. It is a fun track, good greens that rolled true and fast. It looks like they are trying their best to improve the course and facilities. The range was closed under construction so I some what understand the steep $75 rate for a weekend round.
Ps the carts are badass!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thanks so much for the feedback!
We are steady moving forward to make Tempest be the best she can be. Since your visit, we have opened our custom driving range, added course restrooms and installed East Texas' biggest flag and flagpole. Our fees reflect what we are trying to offer our guests, and that's playing at Texas #2 golf course and East Texas' #1 course. Please visit us again! We appreciate you!

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