Destination Guide

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.

See also


Special Deals

We are sorry but no packages are available right now. Check back later.

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $15
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $14
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $14
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $19
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19
The Club at Los Rios
Tee Times
Plano $14
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $17.5
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
The Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
Gunter $18
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $17
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $17.5
Woodbridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Wylie $14
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $24
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $18
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $32
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $14
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $20
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $23
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $23.35
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $26
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $32
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $22
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $19.95
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $12
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $52
Hidden Oaks Granbury $17.50 - $25.00
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $22
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $21.25
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $12
Shady Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $29.99
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $14
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $12
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $11
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $16
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $28.45
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $12 - $20
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Keller $29
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $12
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Cleburne Golf Ranch Cleburne $10
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Pinnacle Golf Club
Tee Times
Mabank $12
Sycamore Creek Golf Course Fort Worth $8 - $19
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $24
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $14
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $17
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Twin Wells Golf Course Irving $18 - $30
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $12
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $15
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $19.95
Texas Star Golf Course Euless $57
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $20
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $9
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $19
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $14
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course Mesquite $12 - $30
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $17.95
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $11 - $32
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $20 - $40
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $10
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $8
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $15 - $30
Mountain Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Joshua $12
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $18
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $10 - $31
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine $110 - $195
Sunset Golf Club Grand Prairie $15 - $25
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $16.99
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $13
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Runaway Bay Golf Club Runaway Bay $25 - $35
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $14
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $14 - $36
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $14
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Country View Golf Course Lancaster $18 - $33
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $19.95
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $12
Links at Waterchase
Tee Times
Fort Worth $35.99
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $10 - $25
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $19 - $30
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Maridoe Golf Club Carrollton TBA
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $19 - $30
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $42 - $48
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth TBA
Chester W Ditto Golf Course Arlington $13.50 - $20.00
Creek at The Clubs of Prestonwood Dallas $86
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Granbury Country Club Granbury $8
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $35 - $45
Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas N/A
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Hills at The Clubs of Prestonwood Plano $86
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $10
Golf Club at McKinney McKinney $20 - $45
Little Nine Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $30 - $125
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Rockwall $60
Westdale Hills Golf Course Euless $9 - $13
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $19 - $30
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $21
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $18 - $39
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $34
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $12 - $40
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club Lipan $27 - $39
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
First page Previous page Next page Last page

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area


Related Articles