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