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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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $19
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $19
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $21.25
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $30
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $24
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
The Club at Los Rios
Tee Times
Plano $12
Woodbridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Wylie $15
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $27
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $12
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $20
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $14
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $26
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $17.5
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $18
The Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
Gunter $12
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $29
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29 - $64
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $15
Tribute Golf Links
Tee Times
The Colony $39
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $14
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $23
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $15
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Mountain Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Joshua $15
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $10
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $25 - $42
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $12
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $27
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $22
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25.95
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25.95
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $35 - $65
Country View Golf Course Lancaster $18 - $33
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $15 - $29
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $12
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $12
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $12
Links at Waterchase
Tee Times
Fort Worth $35.99
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $15 - $19
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Keller $29
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $32
Texas Star Golf Course Euless $37 - $57
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course Mesquite $17 - $38
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $19
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $12
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Shady Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $65
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $9
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $12
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $16
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $20
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $14
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $18
Hidden Oaks Granbury $17.50 - $25.00
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine $110 - $195
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $11 - $18
Pinnacle Golf Club
Tee Times
Mabank $17
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $5
Cleburne Golf Ranch Cleburne $10
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $16
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $17
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $10
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $14 - $23
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $11
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $12 - $20
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Rusted Rail Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $8
Sunset Golf Club Grand Prairie $15 - $25
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $21
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $18
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $10
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $25
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Texas Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $11 - $18
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $21
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas $100 - $500
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $34
Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth TBA
Maridoe Golf Club Carrollton N/A
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $33 - $44
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $42
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $22 - $61
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $18 - $39
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Hills at The Clubs of Prestonwood Plano $86
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Westdale Hills Golf Course Euless $9 - $13
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $25 - $35
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Granbury Country Club Granbury $8
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $35 - $45
Texas Rangers Golf Club Arlington $65.60 - $102.75
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
River's Edge at Rockwood Golf Course Fort Worth $10
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Creek at The Clubs of Prestonwood Dallas $86
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Irving Golf Club Irving $27 - $38
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $15.16 - $44.39
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $108 - $158
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $12.00 - $39.99
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $10 - $25
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $24
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $125
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $12 - $28
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Rockwall $60
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10.83 - $37.89
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $10
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $25
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $29 - $40
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Little Nine Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $30 - $125
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club Lipan $27 - $39
RB Golf Club & Resort Runaway Bay $25 - $35
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
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