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2.9
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3.3
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Pace
4.0
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2.5
38.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6727 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.6

Formerly known as Tawakoni Golf Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John & Bill Lively

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Reviews

2.6
18 Reviews (18)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Has a chance, but lot's of changes need to be made

I have to be honest... the owners are so nice so it pains me to write this. I have played here at least 5 times now. I thought they were going in the right direction, but it has gone back to being an unplayable course... here is why.

This course is in horrible shape. I played a few weeks ago (Aug 2021). They need to fire their current maintenance/mowing crew and hire a new one. Tons of dead grass from mowing left everywhere. The fairway is like a light rough. The rough is like a heavy rough... and the heavy rough is unplayable. The tee boxes/greens are in even worse shape. One of the holes doesn't even have a green or a temp green. They just threw a flag in the fairway. Some tee boxes are non existent so you're teeing up in the rough.

There is zero reason this course should be full price right now, especially when you can play much nicer courses within a 30 min radius that are the same price if not cheaper. Other courses offer discounts when the course is under repair, and Deer Run is clearly under repair. They need to realize just how bad the condition is.

One positive is pace of play. There are hardly any golfers around so getting to take my time was nice, but it makes sense why the course was not so busy. Once again management is nice and I wish them well but they are putting their money into the wrong places for this course.

Please get a competent maintenance crew that knows what they are doing. I wouldn't let these guys handle residential landscaping let alone a golf course.

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

Good and getting better.

I am very happy with the improvements to the course. It is night and day since the new owners took over. Still some work to be done, but they are well on their way.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Thankfully it was cheap

Would be a 1 star were it not for the GolfNow deal. It’s not good when you’re punished for a great shot. Hit a ball in the fairway and your ball is in 1 inch deep grass. Kind of like a permanent rough. Tee boxes, fairways and greens need a lot of work. Layout was decent but needs some serious love.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2021

We had a lot of rain recently and couldn't catch up on mowing as the mowers would get stuck in the Course. Right now, we are fully caught up.

Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst conditions we ever played under

This is a s not even a golf course.
The fairways were deep and you could not locate your ball. The grass was cut after it looked to be 18 inches tall and all the clippings were on the course in clumps. Honestly this place should not even be open. Many of the tee boxes were in horrible condition and the greens were even worse, some were 1/2 dirt. The front 9 was in sad shape...the back 9 was worse. I would not call this a golf course. We should have known it was bad when the staff asked if we were from out of town ....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Significant amounts of rain in the last few months put us behind on our mowing as our machines would get stuck where flooded. This caused grass to grow taller. Just recently we got caught up, mowed all the tall grass and burnt all the clippings.

We did loose parts of two greens in the snow storm in winter. We are still waiting for springs that come from South of Houston where they haven't been able to cut sprigs due to flooding. All the remaining greens are in excellent shape.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you for a nice review. Appreciate it very much.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

If I Could Rate Lower I Would

1. Not maintained at all, fairways had ankle high grass. If you missed the fairway AT ALL, your ball was lost in knee high grass. Greens are 75% dead and sandy. Tee boxes look nothing more than 2 pieces of PVC Pipe just thrown in a pasture somewhere. The smell out there is horrible, dead animal carcases and skeletons all throughout the course.

2. 4 Man groups???? There's were several groups of 8-10 people all playing the same hole at the same time, holding up play the whole time we were there.

3 Carts were horrible, breaks did not work and took literally 20 feet to stop. Cart paths we're almost undrivable for most of the course with giant holes and missing concrete throughout.

I wouldnt play here again if it was free, and would not reccomend this course to my greatest enemy.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Significant amounts of rain in the last few months put us behind on our mowing as our machines would get stuck where flooded. This caused grass to grow taller. Just recently we got caught up, mowed all the tall grass and burnt all the clippings.

We did loose parts of two greens in the snow storm in winter. We are still waiting for springs that come from South of Houston where they haven't been able to cut sprigs due to flooding. All the remaining greens are in excellent shape.

We do agree that the cartpaths are not complete and some areas are damaged.

We have to disagree on a few false statements: There are no PVC pipes on Tee Boxes but have painted PVC caps as tee markers, there are no animal carcasses or skeletons. Generally the team size never exceeds 4.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs Help

I feel like this course has seen better days. Some great scenic views of the lake but the fairway and greens are not in good shape. It's not good when you hit a great shot but you can't find your ball because the rough and the fairway look the same. This course needs some TLC.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Relentless rain and flooding set us back with mowing as the mowers would get stuck in the Course. The fairways and rough have been mowed well and right now we are in good shape.
During the snow storm we lost parts of two greens. We are still waiting for springs from south of Houston where they still haven't been able to cut them due to water in the field. All the remaining greens are in excellent shape.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course on Lake Tawakoni

This course has been around for 40 years, but the new management has really been turning it around. They cleared the trees so you can see the lake when you golf, and are improving the greens every time I come. Definitely a unique spot that has a lot of character.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you for a wonderful review. Thank you very much.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awful

Worst course ever. Avoid with a passion. Only good thing was price and friendly staff. Terrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 58
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

The worst ever

I have been playing golf for 11 years and 50 plus golf courses, this is the worst course that I have ever played. Dry bald spots every where from tee to green. New owner just took over the course last September. Wish them the best of luck.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/22/2021

This is James with the Golf Course. We are in a transition from winter to spring and the bermuda grass is just coming out of dormancy, it is still not yet green in many areas. We are doing a lot of work to improve the course. We had sprayed the greens and fairways and all the foreign grass and weeds are gone. The dead/dying trees had been removed over the winter and now trees are being pruned. Today we are aerating the greens and top dressing. We are in constant improvement and will be one of the best courses in the DFW area in due time.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Very nice review. Thank you.

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Commented on 03/22/2021

Thank you Chris. You are going to see constant improvement here at the Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Management Super Course

Used to be an average course hence the previous negative reviews, but new management has been putting in a lot of work improving the greens and the fairway. The trees were trimmed to make the view of the lake better, better snack options now, more carts, and overall a much better place to look at. Also very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

No one can ask for more. Thank you for a great review. Appreciate it.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok for the price

The greens were in ok condition but the t boxes and fairways were below average. The layout is nice but course conditions were definitely below average.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you very much. Appreciate you.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Very Nice golf course

Good value for the money. Very Scenic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you very much. We appreciate you.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

If I could give less than 1 star I would

Absolutely terrible course. Decided to try somewhere new about an hour from home, mistakes were made. The course hadn’t been mowed in weeks, at least. The greens were half dead, covered in sand. The tee boxes were uneven and felt like valleys. The cart paths were so broken that I have whiplash from bouncing so much. And to top it all off the breaks on the golf carts didn’t even work. If you wanted to slow down you better make sure to hit the breaks 50 yards early.

This course wasn’t worth 20 dollars per person. I wouldn’t play it for 5 dollars per person. You’d lose a ball in the fairway to overgrown weeds or limbs and sticks everywhere.

If you’re thinking about playing here for the first time, don’t.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Relentless rain and flooding set us back with mowing as the mowers would get stuck in the Course. The fairways and rough have been mowed well and right now we are in good shape.
During the snow storm we lost parts of two greens. We are still waiting for springs from south of Houston where they still haven't been able to cut them due to water in the field. All the remaining greens are in excellent shape.
Agree that the cartpaths are not complete and needs repair.

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the drive or the money

Overall this country course was in shocking condition, the fairways were often not much different to the rough. The cart path nonexistent ion on most of the course. The greens were very bumpy and patchy with clumps of weeds growing on. them.
There were wood fires burning on pasts of the course to eliminate accumulated wood/trash.
The owners were very friendly and elicited feedback, unfortunately we were not able to have much positive to say. Golf GPS’s did not work on the course as the yardage had not been updated. Inconsistent yardage markers on the the course.
The golf carts and country/lake setting were good.
Not worth the drive or green fees from Dallas.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Relentless rain and flooding set us back with mowing as the mowers would get stuck in the Course. The fairways and rough have been mowed well and right now we are in good shape.
During the snow storm we lost parts of two greens. We are still waiting for springs from south of Houston where they still haven't been able to cut them due to water in the field. All the remaining greens are in excellent shape.
Agree that the cartpaths need some work.

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