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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 $24
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
The Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
Gunter $12
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $14
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $30
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $19
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $24
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $17.5
Woodbridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Wylie $15
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $18
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $12
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $29
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $21.25
The Club at Los Rios
Tee Times
Plano $12
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $26
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $15
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $27
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $20
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $19
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $16.99
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25.95
Pinnacle Golf Club
Tee Times
Mabank $17
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $12
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $15
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $10
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $27
Runaway Bay Golf Club Runaway Bay $25 - $35
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $11
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course Mesquite $17 - $38
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $18
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $10
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Sunset Golf Club Grand Prairie $15 - $25
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $35 - $65
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $5
Cleburne Golf Ranch Cleburne $10
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $18
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Glen Rose $14
Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine $110 - $195
Links at Waterchase
Tee Times
Fort Worth $35.99
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $15 - $29
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $19
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $14
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $15 - $30
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $23
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $14 - $36
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $21
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $25.95
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $12
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $5
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $12
Rusted Rail Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $8
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $22
Wright Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Greenville $10
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $16
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $39
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $12
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $16
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $8
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Irving Golf Club Irving $18 - $30
Mountain Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Joshua $15
Texas Star Golf Course Euless $37 - $57
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $17
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $9
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $15
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $20
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $12
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $12
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $11 - $32
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club Carrollton $15 - $30
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Sycamore Creek Golf Course Fort Worth $8 - $19
Shady Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $65
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $25
Country View Golf Course Lancaster $18 - $33
Hidden Oaks Granbury $17.50 - $25.00
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course Fort Worth $12 - $20
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Keller $29
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $32
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Golf Club of Dallas Dallas $12 - $40
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $25 - $35
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $33 - $44
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Hills at The Clubs of Prestonwood Plano $86
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas N/A
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $11 - $18
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $29 - $40
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Granbury Country Club Granbury $8
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $108 - $158
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $42
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $35 - $45
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $21
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $18 - $39
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $10
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $10 - $32
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course Richardson $14 - $36
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Texas Rangers Golf Club Arlington N/A
Whiskey Ranch Fort Worth TBA
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club Lipan $27 - $39
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Westdale Hills Golf Course Euless $9 - $13
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course Grapevine $21.00 - $51.32
Creek at The Clubs of Prestonwood Dallas $86
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $10 - $25
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $24
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
River's Edge at Rockwood Golf Course Fort Worth $10
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $25
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
Maridoe Golf Club Carrollton N/A
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $125
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $34
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $31 - $79
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Rockwall $60
Little Nine Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $30 - $125
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
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