159 Private Road 7019, Frankston, Texas 75763, US
(903) 876-4336
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About Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club

Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club is located in Frankston, about a 40-minute drive south of Tyler in East Texas. The Jay and Carter Morrish design opened in 2001, and it has become known as one of the better "hidden gem" golf getaways in the south, featuring a secluded sandy and forested setting. Accommodations here are onside two-bedroom condos designed for golf groups. They come with full kitchens and sleep up to four apiece with one, full-size bed in one room, and two full-sized beds in the second bedroom. Living areas have futons that fold out into a fourth full-size bed. Pine Dunes also recently expanded their offerings with six double and six single guest rooms. Other amenities onsite include a bar, grill and full-length driving range.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened2001
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesVillas/Casitas, Room
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club

Reviews

4.7
58 Reviews (58)
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Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Thanksgiving

Course is being prepped for winter, green speed difficult to read, forget the break its winter. Keep the ball in play for a chance to find it, provisional when not.

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

Nice layout

Golf is exceptional
Facilities are not
What else is there to say?
Using the term "resort" is taking liberties in my opinion.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great golf!

This is a MUST play for anyone. Beautiful track, hole after hole, a real treat to play. I recommend this as on par with the great golf courses anywhere! Just do it!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Always nice

Had a very nice Saturday on Pine Dunes again.
Even it was quite busy on the course the pace of play was excellent .
Always enjoy this lovely course. Its always worth to go to Pine Dunes ,even if you have to drive a few hours.
Special thanks to Jodi an Allison .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best layout in East Texas

You come to Pine Dunes for golf and nothing else. The facilities are mediocre. Good practice area though. It hadn't rained in a while but you couldn't tell because the course was in great condition. You really feel like you're all by yourself with just the deer and the forest. This course has the best layout in all of East Texas and the greens are quick, undulated, and in phenomenal condition. The sand waste areas are very cool as well. I'll definitely return. Also the burgers at the clubhouse are superb.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Met my high expectations

drove out of my way to play based on reviews and not disappointed. Pro Jay Mitchell was down home friendly as was the whole staff. Course condition was great- loved the bent grass greens. Tremendous value on a beautiful and non-punishing course. Played 18 on a Saturday as a twosome in under 3 hours. Quaint grill house and great burger to boot. Worth a detour if on I-20.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem in Frankston, Texas

One of the finest golf courses I have ever played. Greens were punched and sanded a week before we played but were in good shape. The fairways were flush and the tee areas were good as well. The practice facilities are top notch. They have a large driving range with plenty of room and a very good short game practice area. The practice green is very large and the slope of the practice green is very ideal to what you see on the course. The Pro was extremely nice and helpful. There are different sets of tees that provide a challenge depending on your handicap. If you haven't had an opportunity to play this course you need to put it on your to do list. You will not find another course with the quality and for the price you pay at Pine Dunes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent condition

A friend from Tyler and I met at Pine Dunes and enjoyed a beautiful day on a well kept course. We will meet their again and play this gem in the woods.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

I've played out here a handful of times now and absolutely love it. It's a beautiful course with beautiful surroundings that is extremely well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

unbelievable condition

With the lack of rain and highs over 100 you would expect the course to be dried out. Not the case at all. And even with the greens having been aerated recently, putts rolled quick and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Public Course for the Area

I live in Houston so I am used to a certain level of public courses (extremely nice). Visiting the Tyler area once every 6 weeks has left much to be desired from a public course perspective. Tyler is very much centered around country clubs, but I visit rarely so paying for a membership is simply out of the question. This course is in amazing condition. I would honestly rate this course above Hollytree and Cascades in Tyler. It was challenging and to be honest the carts need GPS or they need more visible 200, 150, and 100 yard markers, but other than that I loved the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best public course in Texas

Completely lives up to the hype. Played twice, once from Blues and once from Golds. It felt like two different courses as the tee change does change club selection and strategy fairly significantly off the tee. Course was in pristine condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

The golf course itself was top notch. The clubhouse and grill weren't very impressive but the course was in pristine condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 129
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of the finest courses in Texas

A very well maintained courses from tee to green. Well worth the drive from Dallas. This course is in the top five best courses in the state! Will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Stay and Play Warning

Our group opted for the stay and play package which includes green fees and an overnight condo. That's why I'm giving the overall experience an average rating. The good reviews for the course written by others are merited. It's an excellent course for straight hitters. In great shape and perfectly groomed. The condo and facilities - not so much. The condo was worse than any other stay and play we've tried. I know it's tough providing first-class services and facilities in the middle of nowhere, but the facilities are way below average. But the golf is great, so get yourself a hotel room in Palestine (20 minutes) and give it a go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

I love Pine Dunes!

Pine Dunes is a great course. Great layout/design, excellent conditions and nice/courteous staff. Best of all, it wasn't crowded at all (not a surprise mid-day on a Wed.) With the Golf Now deal, it was an outstanding value. I love Pine Dunes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 373
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

One the Lone Star State's best public courses

Ranked among the best public courses in Texas,, Pine Dunes Resort is all golf, nothing else. If you're looking for a posh resort, this isn't it, but if you wanted to challenge your game, Pine Dunes will give you as much as you can handle. Many say it reminds them of Pinehurst . The Pines, the sandy knobs, waste areas and difficulty of the course certainly exude Pinehurst. The greens do not, though they can be perplexing. Most of all, you have to drive it straight to survive and the approaches are no picnic either.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful golf course

Pine Dunes is a jewel of a golf course. A little out of the way, but well worth finding it. Always in great condition, beautiful layout, great greens.....it is a wonderful golf experience. It is a challenging track from the tips, but there are several sets of tees to make it playable for any level golfer. You will not be disappointed ! One of Texas' finest daily fee golf courses. It should definitely be on your bucket list !

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