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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
White Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Blue Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Traditions at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $30
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch
Tee Times
Denton $29
Hawks Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $29
Tradition at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Golf Club at Champions Circle
Tee Times
Fort Worth $30
Bridlewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Flower Mound $29
Golf Club at McKinney
Tee Times
McKinney $25
Champion at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Frisco Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $30
Southern Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Burleson $13.8
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $56.25
Red Nine at Prairie Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Whitestone Golf Club
Tee Times
Benbrook $22
Masters at Bridges at Firewheel Golf of Garland
Tee Times
Garland $29
Golf Club at the Resort
Tee Times
Fort Worth $15
Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lipan $20
Golf Club of Dallas
Tee Times
Dallas $15.99
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $25
Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Bridges at Preston Crossings
Tee Times
Gunter $25
Lost Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Aledo $18
Old Brickyard Golf Course
Tee Times
Ferris $10
Canyon West Golf Club
Tee Times
Weatherford $18
Grand Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $20
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
Tee Times
The Colony $15
Twin Wells Golf Course
Tee Times
Irving $23
Bridgeport Country Club
Tee Times
Bridgeport $17
Cowboys Golf Club
Tee Times
Grapevine $125
Cleburne Golf Links
Tee Times
Cleburne $12
Creekview Golf Club
Tee Times
Crandall $16.63
Westdale Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $9
Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $19.5
Iron Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
North Richland Hills $15
Westridge Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Old Course at Firewheel Golf Park
Tee Times
Garland $18
Sunset Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $12
Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Tee Times
Fort Worth $22.99
Riverside Golf Club
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $14.99
Lake Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $9
Lakes at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $15
Creek at Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Carrollton $20
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Grand Prairie $19.95
Glen Garden Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Worth $16
Timber Links at Denton
Tee Times
Denton $18.5
Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Frisco $15
Lake Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewisville $10
Golf Club At Twin Creeks
Tee Times
Allen $20
King's Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Kemp $15
Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fairview $30
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Burleson $15
Meadowbrook Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $7
Mockingbird/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $46.24
Benbrook Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Benbrook $6
Hills Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $21
Mesquite Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Mesquite $19.64
Lake Arlington Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $22
Runaway Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Runaway Bay $13
Pecan/Mockingbird at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $46.24
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockwall $20
River Course at Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $24
Pecan/Bluebonnet at Grapevine Golf Course
Tee Times
Grapevine $46.24
Duck Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Garland $15
Rockwood Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $20
Old Course at the Tribute Golf Club
Tee Times
The Colony $39
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
McKinney $20
Webb Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Wolfe City $10
Cleburne Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Cleburne $16
Mansfield National Golf Club
Tee Times
Mansfield $18
Waterview Golf Club
Tee Times
Rowlett $19
Player's Course at The Courses at Watters Creek
Tee Times
Plano $20
Texas Star Golf Course
Tee Times
Euless $39
Willow Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Haslet $10
Hidden Oaks
Tee Times
Granbury $15
Los Rios Country Club
Tee Times
Plano $13.86
Sycamore Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Worth $18
Course Two at Sherrill Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Richardson $20.57
Course One at Sherrill Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Richardson $22.73
Pinnacle Country Club
Tee Times
Mabank $20
Riverchase Golf Course
Tee Times
Coppell $19.95
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Plano $23.95
Trails of Frisco
Tee Times
Frisco $12.45
Jim McLean Golf Center
Tee Times
Ft. Worth $15
Tour 18
Tee Times
Flower Mound $44
Chester W Ditto Golf Course
Tee Times
Arlington $20.75
Van Zandt Country Club
Tee Times
Canton $18
West Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $10
East Course at Bear Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Dallas $7
Texas Women's University Pioneer Golf Course
Tee Times
Denton $16
Tierra Verde Golf Club
Tee Times
Arlington $36.45
Oeste Ranch Golf Course Weatherford $34 - $39
Dallas Country Club Dallas $102
Colonial Country Club Fort Worth $190
Lakewood Country Club Dallas $85
Granbury Country Club Granbury $7.50 - $15.00
Hackberry Creek Country Club Irving $70
Athens Country Club Athens $33
Fun City Golf Course Grand Prairie $9
Durant Classic Nine Course at DeCordova Bend Country Club Granbury $5
Cimarron Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Thorntree Country Club De Soto $40 - $90
Hartline's Golf Center Greenville $5
Cedar Creek Country Club Kemp $39
Woodbridge Golf Club Wylie $20 - $35
Shady Valley Golf Club Arlington $35 - $45
Retreat Golf Course Cleburne $50
Queen's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
Presidents Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Pecan Hollow Country Club Plano $12 $34
Oak Creek Country Club Greenville $27
Dallas National Golf Club Dallas $140
North Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Starr Hollow Golf Course Tolar $65
Master's Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
Town East Golf Center Sunnyvale $11
Links at Waterchase Fort Worth $22 - $59
Par 3 Course at Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth N/A
Woodhaven Country Club Fort Worth $50
Nutcracker Golf Club Granbury $45
Shady Oaks Country Club Fort Worth $200
Decatur Golf & Country Club Decatur $24
Old American Golf Club The Colony $150
Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $100
Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas $28
Luna Vista Golf Course Dallas $12 - $16
Lone Oak Golf Club Lone Oak $18
Saddleback Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Split Rail Links & Golf Club Aledo $42
Preston Trail Golf Course Dallas $80 - $124
Pecan Ridge Golf Club Scurry $14 - $22
Long Cove - Proving Grounds Course Malakoff N/A
Pecan Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Brook Hollow Golf Club Dallas $100
North Texas Golf Center Dallas $10
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney $135
Pecan Plantation Granbury $40
Squaw Creek Golf Club Willow Park $27
Pecan Trails Golf Course Midlothian $19
Comanche Lakes at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Vaquero Club Westlake $115
Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas $22.00
Timarron Country Club Southlake $95
Hillsboro Country Club Hillsboro $18
Mountain Valley Country Club Joshua $29.50
Corsicana Golf Club Corsicana $50
A-1 Golf Center Rockwall $20
De Cordova Bend Country Club Granbury $55
Gentle Creek Golf Club Prosper $75
Country Club Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Old Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Cottonwood Valley at The Sports Club at Four Seasons Resort Irving $195
Horseshoe Bend Country Club Weatherford $27
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club Keller $25.00 - $49.99
Country Place Golf Course Carrollton $10
Denton Country Club Argyle $49
Sand Hills Golf & Country Club Campbell $10
Oak Trail Golf Club Corsicana $23
Diamond Oaks Golf & Country Club Fort Worth $40 - $56
Hogan Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Red Oak Valley Golf Course Red Oak $12
Oak Course at Walnut Creek Country Club Mansfield $37 - $62
Whitworth Course at Trophy Club Country Club Trophy Club $76
Bent Tree Country Club Dallas $107
Gold Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville $19 - $59
Cross Timbers Golf Course Azle $31
Fort Worth Country Club Fort Worth $35
Texas Sundown Ranch Golf Course Sanger $9
Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club Frisco $125
Chisholm Nine at Hills at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club McKinney $70
Oak Grove Golf Course Terrell $15
River Crest Country Club Fort Worth $75
Hurricane Creek Country Club Anna $48
Country View Golf Course Lancaster $12 - $16
Practice Tee Golf Center Richardson $60
Mira Vista Country Club Fort Worth $112
Timberview Golf Club Fort Worth $15 - $25
Hank Haney Golf Ranch at Vista Ridge Lewisville $10
Wright Park Golf Course Greenville $27
Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club Dallas $115
Eagle Rock Golf Club Ennis $10.75
Stone River Golf Club Royse City $9 - $15
Ennis Country Club Ennis $32
Las Colinas Country Club Irving $93
Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club Dallas $45
The Northwood Club Dallas $98
Great Southwest Golf Club Grand Prairie $49
Apache Links at Squaw Valley Golf Course Glen Rose $37.25 - $45.25
Rolling Hills Country Club Arlington $45
Canyon Creek Country Club Richardson $60
Eastern Hills Country Club Garland $50
Lantana Golf Club Lantana $59 - $69
Eldorado Country Club McKinney $45
Oakmont Country Club Corinth $65
New Course at White Bluff Golf Club Whitney $35 - $75
Honors Golf Club Dallas Carrollton $90
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving $195
Harbor Lakes Golf Club Granbury $29.00 - $64.00
Star Harbor Golf Club Malakoff $15
Highlands Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $35.00
Waxahachie Country Club Waxahachie $20 - $28
South Course at Ridglea Country Club Fort Worth $89
Glens Course at Tenison Park Golf Club Dallas $17
Tawakoni Golf Club West Tawakoni $24
Hills Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $85.52
Lakeside Village Golf Course Rockwall N/A
Creek Course at Prestonwood Country Club Dallas $86
Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas $17 - $28
Royal Oaks Country Club Dallas $85
King's Course at Gleneagles Country Club Plano $109
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