Sammons Golf Course
Formerly known as Sammons Park Golf Course.
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|Red (W)||70||4727 yards||68.6||121|
|Black M: 72.2/132 W: 79.0/143||522||361||318||197||320||305||214||465||422||3124||454||204||580||178||405||495||588||237||332||3473||6597|
|Blue M: 69.2/127 W: 75.8/136||489||340||296||175||298||283||182||409||394||2866||407||175||532||164||396||490||581||179||307||3231||6097|
|White M: 67.2/123 W: 73.3/132||455||325||267||157||269||264||165||379||364||2645||381||152||507||152||355||389||521||164||289||2910||5555|
|Red M: 63.5/118 W: 68.7/124||425||304||260||95||236||238||130||309||335||2332||269||127||450||128||259||321||495||115||235||2399||4731|
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Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses
Not up to par
Greens had been recently airated, plus could nit play 3 holes sue to maintenance watering greens.
Great Course - Details Not So Good
This is the course I play most often. The course is in really great shape. The greens were redone around two years ago and they are really good.
There are some details lacking in playing Sammons. There is very little drinking water on the course. We bring our own water and electrolyte mixture - it is very hot and the course needs to put drinking water out. This is a COVID holdover that must be corrected.
It does not get dark until after 8pm and they sell 18 hole starts up to 5pm. But they remove the flags at around 7pm. NOT GOOD. Why do you even need to remove the flags? I guess locals have stolen some of them in the past. I do not like paying twilight rate and then having no flags for the last 6-7 holes.
Before we took the course the Marshall indicated that the 2 some in front of us where new to the course and moving slow, I told him no problem that my group had a couple of slow players also. We where still on the 1st hole when he came out and told me to just start playing best ball and to speed things up. At this point we are waiting for the group ahead of us and the group ahead of them on every shot we could not at all have gone any faster. He did not even bother to look at either group and see what was our hold up. Needless to say it upset me , and ruined our day. Please at least look at the big picture and see what the real hold up was, it sure as heck was not us, it might have been the 2 some in front of us or the 4 some in front of them all and I mean all hitting two balls each.
Potentially very good
I played Simmons for the first time. It was frustrating too say the least. The tee boxes are barely distinguishable, and instead of the traditional tee markers, they have placed a foot long circular stick and painted the end to identify the box your on. Outside of the yardage sign, it is difficult to even determine the direction you are heading. Signage from green to the next tee doesn’t exist. The GPS on your cart will help a bit, but had I not been paired up with someone familiar with the course, I might still be out there trying to find the 13th tee box. The layout is crazy, with a front nine that plays very short and a back nine at more normal length. Back to back par 5’s exist on the back nine, another oddity. As for the course itself, it could be really good. Texas has been in a drought and that has impacted the overall condition, but the course was in pretty good shape. Greens were a bit bumpy, but not bad. Green fees were low, $35 with cart included. If you have never played it before, make sure you are paired up with someone who has. Otherwise, not bad at all.
Need Water Stations
They need to set up water stations when it is middle summer in Texas. Cart lady said she kept running out of water before getting to us, plus we barley seen her driving around. Maybe carry less beer and more water on 108 degree days.
I do like that the City of Temple has a golf course. I do however with it cost less. I would play a lot more if it didn't run me a $50.00 bill every time I play.
With that said the cost of the course does not show in the maintenance. The bridges and cart paths need repair. The course had some areas that could use dirt, grass, drainage and green repair. I also don't think I have ever had a good cart when playing here.
All in all, its a golf course, close to home, and easily accessible.
Awesome risk/ reward layout. Course in great shape. Wish there would have been directions to the next hole. It’s also Texas and 100 degrees. Some water throughout the course would be nice.
Great Course just a little backed up
We had a great time and will be coming back. The staff was good, the course was clean, and the people were friendly. It was pretty backed up and we started about a hour late because of it, but that could be because of the holiday weekend. Overall an amazing experience for a great price.
First time there played with a couple locals they showed me the way (no signs to next hole) You cant go wrong for the price
The pace of play was terrible. Fairways were right on top of each other so it was like playing dodge ball on the golf course. If you have never played there before it’s hard to know where each hole is because cart paths zig zag across each other.
Needs signage and water stations
The course is not easy to navigate and has very little signage. Really difficult to find the next tee box sometimes. We played on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and there was no beverage cart and there is no drinking water on the course. Also, no outside food or beverage allowed. It was a hot and thirsty round in 100 degree weather. Last thing…we were told to have our cart back by 745 pm…not a problem. Unfortunately, at 7pm, the staff started hovering around us on every hole. They would sit in their cart on the green while we hit our approach shots and then take the flag and follow us to the next hole. This started on hole #15 and made for a really awkward and unenjoyable end to the round. It’s cheap but you get what you pay for.