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Destination: The Dallas Metroplex

DALLAS -- The Metroplex area has never had a problem with attractiveness. The Oil Boom brought great wealth here and Yankees by the multitudes continue to move to Texas to escape the cold winters of the north. The Metroplex area is now an amalgamation of classic Texas scenery and attitude with lavish consumerism. Fans of the "New Texas" and all the golf it has to offer don't seem to mind the stifling, 100-degree summer weather complete with 90-percent humidity. Snowbirds and native Texans alike have year-around golf temperatures and countless handsome courses to select from, too. In the summer just play as early in the morning as you can or as late in the afternoon to avoid the heat.

The Oil Boom was replaced in the 1990s by the Golf Boom, which lead into the 2000s with more than 30 new daily-fee, resort or upscale municipals opening to the public. The hundreds of golf courses in the Metroplex area range from ultra-exclusive to downright economical. A member of the former group, the Preston Trail Golf Club, former host to the Byron Nelson Classic, is so popular that a member has to die for a spot to open. But this isn't even the priciest in Dallas. It has been moved aside as the most expensive private club by the brand-new Dallas National Golf Club, where Roger Staubach plays, and any open membership in the future might go for upwards of $175,000.

Other hot spots include the Cowboys Golf Club, the world's first NFL-themed golf course, and the Tribute at The Colony. On the eastern banks of Lake Lewisville in The Colony is The Tribute, a Scottish replica course that, unlike Scotland, has lush conditions. Born in Scotland, built in Texas, as they like to say.

A large portion of the Metroplex golf scene is made up by Fort Worth. This is where, as the locals claim, "the West begins," and a short drive from Dallas yields Glen Garden Country Club. Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan caddied here as teenagers and competed against each other in a caddie tournament. Colonial Country Club's prestigious Colonial National Invitational became know as the "Masters of the South" when it began in 1946.

Outside of the Metroplex area, visitors can find plenty of beautiful and lesser-known courses. Suburbs offer popular vacationing spots and beautiful courses.

In the rolling hills of Denton County, 35 miles from downtown Dallas and 30 miles from downtown Fort Worth, Tour 18 offers fine versions of some of the nation's best courses. It recreates Augusta's Amen Corner, the island green at Sawgrass and the famous 12th at Tulsa's Southern Hills.

Dallas Metroplex transportation


If you're headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, setting up travel arrangements should be easy. The Metroplex area is serviced by one of the national largest airports. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has daily arrivals from most major U.S. and foreign cities.

DFW International has more than just the usual limousine and car rental counters. It even offers live music, entertainment and Dickey's BBQ restaurants in several terminals. The airport is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in Irving. Its about a 30-45 minute drive to each city from DFW International.

If you're driving to the Metroplex area, you have several options. If you are coming from the North, you can take I-35, which runs through Oklahoma City, until it splits into I-35W and I-35E. East will take you into Dallas and West goes through Fort Worth. The two routes join again and continue running south to Austin. Interstate 30 runs East and West through the heart of Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.

Metroplex FAQs


What is the "Metroplex"?: The Metroplex is the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dallas is 35 miles east of Fort Worth. There are over five and a half million people who live in the Metroplex.

What is the weather like in the Metroplex?: Summers in the Metroplex are hot, many times exceeding 100 degrees during the day then dropping below 80 degrees at night. Late July to early August is the hottest with an average high of 96 degrees. Golf season is usually about eight months long, from March to about November before it regularly begins dropping under 32 degrees at night.

Do people go to Texas for vacation?: Only California is ahead of Texas in the number of people who vacation in their state. Like the saying goes, "Everything is bigger in Texas" and there is plenty to do whether you're in the Metroplex or in west Texas. Texas receives $7.4 billion from visitors annually. Dallas is the number one destination in Texas for visitors. Texas is big in fact, so where is the Metroplex in relation to everything else. Dallas is 250 miles from the gulf of Mexico to the south. It's also unique in that it's only four hours by air away from large cities in Canada, Mexico and most U.S. cities.

Is it tough finding a place to stay in Dallas?: Dallas has more hotels than New York City, making it very easy to find accommodations, even last minute trips. There are over 65,000 hotel rooms.

How's the grub? Hot! Dallas consumes more picante sauce than any other city in America. Chili was also originated in Dallas. With over 7,000 restaurants, which is more per capita than New York City, Dallas takes eating seriously. Also, be sure to check out Grapefest, in Grapevine, a suburb of Dallas. It's one of the biggest wine festivals in the Southwest, and occurs in September annually.

What about golf?: There are around 40 private and 35 municipal golf courses in metro Dallas, and that doesn't even count Fort Worth's offerings.

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Courses

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Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
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Grapevine $19 - $30
Golf Club at McKinney
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McKinney $20 - $45
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $19 - $30
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $24.8
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15.00 - $35.00
Bridges at Preston Crossings
Tee Times
Gunter $23
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $25
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $10
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $15.2
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $16
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $25
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $60
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lipan $26
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $19 - $30
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $12.4
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $25
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $10
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $13
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $10
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $22
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $12
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $19.5
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $13.5
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $10
Granbury Country Club
Tee Times
Granbury $10
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $18
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Westdale Hills Golf Course
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Euless $5
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $8
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $18
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $12.4
Country View Golf Course
Tee Times
Lancaster $14
Old Brickyard Golf Course
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Ferris $10
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $15
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $16
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $19.5
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $12
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20 - $40
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $25
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $19
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $12
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $15 - $30
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $10
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $14.99
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $5
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $24
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $13
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $28.75
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $10
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $21
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $21
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24.95
Runaway Bay Golf Club
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Runaway Bay $10
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $31
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $119
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $15
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $15
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $39
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $15
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $19.5
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $18
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $65 - $99
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $25
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $29
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Los Rios Country Club
Tee Times
Plano $18.48
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $10
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $23.5
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $18.5
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $24
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $15
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Pinnacle Country Club Mabank $65
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek Plano $25 - $45
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $22.00
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Links at Waterchase Fort Worth $22 - $59
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $48
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $80
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek Plano $15
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $25.00 - $49.99
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Woodbridge Golf Club Wylie $20 - $35
Honors Golf Club Dallas Carrollton $90
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Par 3 Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth N/A
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
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