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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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Bridges at Preston Crossings
Tee Times
Gunter $25
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $56.25
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $29
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $25
Golf Club at McKinney
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15.00 - $35.00
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lipan $27
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $22
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $30
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $23
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $30
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $29
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $30
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $13.8
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $18
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $125
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $12
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $19.5
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $16.63
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $16
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $20
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $10
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $18
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $10
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $15
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $18.5
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $20
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24.5
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $18
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $17
Westdale Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $9
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $18
Los Rios Country Club
Tee Times
Plano $13.86
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $7
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $18
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $16
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Pinnacle Country Club
Tee Times
Mabank $65
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Richardson $14 - $36
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $20
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $11.5
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $15
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $20
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $29
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $15
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $34
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Runaway Bay $20
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $35
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $24
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $19.95
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $15
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $18
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $13.5
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $20
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Richardson $10 - $32
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $39
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $19.95
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $15
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $36.45
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $16
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $20.75
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $18
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $15
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $24
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
Links at Waterchase Fort Worth $22 - $59
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Wright Park Golf Course Greenville $27
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $80
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Country View Golf Course Lancaster $12 - $16
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Par 3 Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth N/A
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Woodbridge Golf Club Wylie $20 - $35
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
Glen Garden Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $23 - $34
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $22.00
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Granbury Country Club Granbury $7.50 - $15.00
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Great Southwest Golf Club Grand Prairie $49
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Timberview Golf Club Fort Worth $15 - $25
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Honors Golf Club Dallas Carrollton $90
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $25.00 - $49.99
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $48
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
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