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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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Course City Rates from
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $19 - $30
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $19 - $30
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $25
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15.00 - $35.00
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $16
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $15
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $25
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $22
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Bridges at Preston Crossings
Tee Times
Gunter $21
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $19
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15.99
Golf Club at McKinney
Tee Times
McKinney $20 - $45
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $19 - $30
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $25
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $15.2
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $18
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $28
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lipan $27
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $60
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $26
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $10
Westdale Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $5
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $8
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $18
Granbury Country Club
Tee Times
Granbury $10
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $10
Country View Golf Course
Tee Times
Lancaster $13
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $10
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $19.5
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $22
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $10
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $13
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $14
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $18
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $10
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20 - $40
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $15
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $25
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $15
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $28
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $19
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $24
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $16
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $31
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $10
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $99
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $17.5
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $18
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $18
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $15
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $19
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $22
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $74.99
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $19.5
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $35
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $14
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $25
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $14.99
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $24
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Runaway Bay $12
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $5
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $23.5
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $15
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Los Rios Country Club
Tee Times
Plano $18.48
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $16
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $18
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $10
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $15 - $30
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $13
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $28.75
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21.95
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Woodbridge Golf Club Wylie $20 - $35
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $80
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $48
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $25.00 - $49.99
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Links at Waterchase Fort Worth $22 - $59
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek Plano $15
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Pinnacle Country Club Mabank $65
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek Plano $25 - $45
Glen Garden Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $23 - $34
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Par 3 Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth N/A
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Honors Golf Club Dallas Carrollton $90
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Great Southwest Golf Club Grand Prairie $49
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $22.00
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Timberview Golf Club Fort Worth $15 - $25
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
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