Monday, July 10, 2006

Quick Review of 67 Golf Courses in the DFW area

Here is a quick review (list) of the courses I have played in the DFW area with a rating of 1-10 (10 being best). I hope to have a more detailed reviews, pictures (maybe some videos too), information and links available on all of these someday

In no particular order:

  1. Links at Waterchase (Ft Worth, TX - Map) - 9
  2. Bear Creek Golf Club (DFW Airport - Map) - 8
  3. Texas Star Golf Course (Euless, TX - Map) - 9
  4. Grapevine Golf Course - 7
  5. Tour 18 (Flower Mound, TX - Map) - 8
  6. Bridlewood (Flower Mound, TX - Map - 8
  7. The Tribute (The Colony, TX - Map) - 10
  8. Stonebridge CC Private - 10
  9. Gainseville - 7
  10. Turtle Hill - 8
  11. Robson Ranch - 8
  12. Doral Tesoro (Far North Ft Worth, by the Texas Motor Speedway) - 8
  13. Trophy Club CC Private (Trophy Club, TX) - 8
  14. Fossil Creek - 8
  15. Colonial CC Private- 10
  16. Shady Oaks CC Private- 10
  17. Rivercrest CC Private- 9
  18. Mira Vista CC Private- 10
  19. Timarron CC Private - 9
  20. Meadowbrook -8
  21. Rockwood - 6
  22. Glen Garden - 8
  23. Southern Oaks - 8
  24. Woodhaven CC Private - 8
  25. Pecan Valley - 7
  26. Hawks Creek (military base) - 7
  27. Iron Horse - 8
  28. Lake Arlington - 6
  29. Chester W Ditto - 6
  30. Ridglea CC Private (Mens Course) - 8
  31. Shady Valley CC Private - 7
  32. Hidden Creek - 7
  33. Tierra Verde - 8
  34. Tangle Ridge - 9
  35. Whitestone (Benbrook) - 7
  36. Sky Creek Ranch - 9
  37. Hackberry Creek CC - 8
  38. Rolling Hills CC Private - 7
  39. Mansfield National - 7
  40. Squaw Valley (Glen Rose, TX) - 8
  41. Canyon West - 8
  42. Sugar Tree - 9
  43. Riverside - 8
  44. Great Southwest CC Private - 8
  45. Walnut Creek CC Private - 8
  46. Diamond Oaks Private - 7
  47. Castle Hills - 9
  48. Firewheel - 6
  49. Cross Timbers (Azle) - 7
  50. The Cliffs (Possum Kingdom Lake) - 9
  51. Mountain Valley (Burleson/Joshua) - 2
  52. Eagle Mountain CC Private - 4
  53. Lost Creek - 4
  54. Stevens Park - 3
  55. Tennison - 7
  56. Twin Wells - 6
  57. Country View - 5
  58. Chase Oaks - 9
  59. Buffalo Creek - 8
  60. Plantation - 5
  61. Riverchase - 7
  62. Canyon Creek CC Private - 7
  63. Brookhaven CC Private - 7
  64. Indian Creek - 7
  65. Old Brickyard - 7
  66. Runaway Bay CC Private - 8
  67. Coyote Ridge GC - 8

I had no idea that there were that many in this area!!!
Obviously, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area is a great place to live with so
many great courses nearby.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Saturday, August 27, 2005


OK, memo to all PGA Tour Players: Tiger is scrapping it around, getting up and down from the trees and starting to win again. Hmm, scary thought! Sounds all to familiar to the pre 2000 run. Is domination on the horizon again next year?

"I hit the ball beautifully all day and just could not make a putt. I
either hit good putts that didn't go in or atrocious putts that weren't even
close," Woods said after shooting a 1-over-par 71 to finish at
6-under-par 274 to win the NEC Invitational.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Nice Touch...

Chips from the tall rough on 18th green to 2 feet, makes the putt to win. Nice touch.

Congrats Phil on winning the 2005 PGA Championship!

Picture perfect finish once again (with all the kids).

First... Second... First......... T-4th

First Place - The 2005 Masters

Second Place - The US Open

First Place - The British Open

Tied for 4th - PGA Championship
Not a bad year for Tiger Woods' record in the 2005 Majors. Oh, and by the way, that's alsoa total of 10 Major wins before the age of 30. Simply amazing.

Monday, August 08, 2005


I was watching a Jack Nicklaus special on TV the other day. In one of the interviews with Jack, he said something very interesting. When he started hitting winning majors, he said his actual golf game (swing, strategy, etc) didn't change or got better. What changed was his discipline, his focus on the shot. He said that once he learned to control his emotions and not let things bother him (bad shot, noisy crowd, etc), that is when his game improved and elevated to the next level. In my opinion, it's that discipline and focus is what I think seperates the top amateurs from the tour pros... and the tour pros from the major championship winners. All these guys I'm talking about have great swings, they can putt really well, and they all can hit the same type of quality shots... its this discipline that really seperates them. Jack was the best at it bar-none, and it looks like Tiger has mastered this nearly as well.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Mizuno Irons

So how about a little iron talk. If I were to buy a new set of irons right now, I would be leaning towards these two: MP32 and MP30. What I am looking for is a forged blade look and a forged blade feel with just a enough forgiveness to help out this weekend warrior. The MP30 is by far the most forgiving of the two. However, the MP32 is something to be desired for the shotmaker in me. And from what I read online, it is quite forgiving for a blade too. Here is some quotes from the Mizuno Golf website describing these two amazing sets of forged carbon steel:

(Mizuno Golf) The new MP-32™ iron with Cut Muscle™ design technology is the player's club for the modern game of golf. Through intensive research, the Mizuno Design team evaluated the evolution of the game of golf and, in turn, created the new MP-32™ iron to maximize performance for today’s more aggressive game. Utilizing our patented Grain Flow Forging™ technology and the breakthrough Cut Muscle™ design, Mizuno engineers were able to strategically re-distribute weight to create a consistent sweet spot location, with a deeper center of gravity, while maintaining the maximum amount of solid feel throughout the set. These features deliver an extremely controllable and predictable ball flight, producing a mid-high trajectory in long irons and a mid trajectory in the scoring irons. Breakthrough Cut Muscle™ design delivers an extremely controllable and predictable ball flight.

The MP-30™ feature a classic head design for players seeking a cavity for playability and the workability of a forged muscle back. The MP-30™ offers golfers a clean look at address with a traditional top line, cambered sole, and cosmetics emblematic of Mizuno's legendary MP line of irons. Making an impact on the PGA Tour, the MP-30™ is an instant classic. Progessive cavity/muscle back design maintains solid feel while offering more playability in the long irons and more workability in the short irons. Grain Flow Forged™, 1025 select mild carbon steel provides outstanding feel. Durable double nickel chrome plated with mirror finish. Modified U-Grooves produce the ideal spin rate, for maximum playability in all conditions. Rolled leading edge, camered mid-sole, and beveled trailing edge deliver consistent striking ability from all types of lies.