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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
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $22.95
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $37
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $21
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $18
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $37
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $34
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $22
Bridges at Preston Crossings
Tee Times
Gunter $24
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $9 - $17
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $20
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $27.95
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $20.75
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $24.8
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $27
Los Rios Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $22.17
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $30
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $20
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $37
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $9
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $20
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $17 - $35
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $15
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $17
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $15
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $27
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $24.95
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $15
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $18.99
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $12
Country View Golf Course
Tee Times
Lancaster $13.65
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $27
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $10
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $18
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $18
Westdale Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $9 - $13
Woodbridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Wylie $15
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $25
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $110 - $195
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $17.50 - $25.00
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $22
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $10
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $57
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $29.95
Cedar Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Kemp $19
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Runaway Bay $25 - $35
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $37.45
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $10
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24.95
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $19.95
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $34
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $26
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $25
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $29.95
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $13 - $39
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $21
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $17
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $25
Pinnacle Golf Club
Tee Times
Mabank $15
Links at Waterchase
Tee Times
Fort Worth $46.99
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $19.95
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $17.95
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $13
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $19.95
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $15
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20 - $40
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $24.95
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $16
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $71
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $12 - $30
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $10 - $31
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $10
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $25
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $6
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland Garland $25.50 - $49.00
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Golf Club at McKinney McKinney $20 - $45
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $34
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Maridoe Golf Club Carrollton TBA
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland Garland $25.50 - $49.00
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Little Nine Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $30 - $125
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $35.00 - $69.99
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club Lipan $27 - $39
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland Garland $25.50 - $49.00
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Rockwall $60
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $80
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $18 - $39
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Granbury Country Club Granbury $8
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
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