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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 $19
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $10
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15.00 - $35.00
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $10
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $20
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $12
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $24
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $23
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $29
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $12
Golf Club at McKinney
Tee Times
McKinney $12
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $14
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $35
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $19
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lipan $27
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $10
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $25
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $30
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $27.66
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $15
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $13.4
Granbury Country Club
Tee Times
Granbury $10
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $18
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $12
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $10
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $14
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $10
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $8
Westdale Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $8
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $19.5
Country View Golf Course
Tee Times
Lancaster $10
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $10
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $10
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $10
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $10
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $12
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $5
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $18
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $10
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $13
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $16
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $10.25
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $10
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $18
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $28
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $13
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Runaway Bay $10
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $15
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $10
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $39
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $10
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $17.5
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $17
Los Rios Country Club
Tee Times
Plano $12
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $20
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $10
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $15
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $33
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $10
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $20
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $19.95
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $14
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $12
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $10
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $10
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $31
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $15
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $10
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $24
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $20
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $20.75
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $10
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $109
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $19.5
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $15
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Par 3 Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth N/A
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $48
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $80
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Great Southwest Golf Club Grand Prairie $49
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Timberview Golf Club Fort Worth $15 - $25
Webb Hills Country Club Wolfe City $15
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Honors Golf Club Dallas Carrollton $90
Pinnacle Country Club Mabank $65
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Woodbridge Golf Club Wylie $20 - $35
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
Glen Garden Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $23 - $34
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Links at Waterchase Fort Worth $22 - $59
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $25.00 - $49.99
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $22.00
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