Sammons Park GCSammons Golf Links

Sammons Golf Links
2727 West Adams Avenue
Temple, Texas 76504
Bell County

Phone(s): (254) 771-2030
Fax: (254) 771-3195

Sammons Park is built around historic Lake Polk, which was originally formed way back in 1892 when the Santa Fe Railroad Co. dammed Bird’s Creek to create a water supply for the area. The Lake Polk Association emerged, offering a private facility for boating, hunting, and fishing, and eventually morphed the Lake Polk Golf and Country Club, with a 9-hole course that opened for play in 1922.

Those holes survived and were added to in the 1950s, when the facility was renamed the Temple Country Club. Another 30 years or so went by before the city took over and ran the course for a few years before selling out to golf course management company Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited. Evergreen brought in John Sammons to redesign the layout, and his course is still in place today, with the exception of some minor changes and a new location across the lake for the clubhouse.

Now it’s a pesky 6,000-yard course with water on 15 of 18 holes, which is fairly prominent on the front, but especially dominating on the back side. Holes 10 and 11 are back-to-back par 3s that play entirely over water, and rival each other as the signature holes on the course. No. 12 has water, and No. 13 offers a brief respite before the lake comes into play on holes 14 and 15. And it doesn’t let up from there, as ponds dot the landscape on the final three holes. S do tributaries of the main lake, finishing off what must be one of the wettest 9 holes in the state.

Getting there : From I-35 south take Exit 300 and turn right on 49th Street. 49th turns into W Ave. D, and you’ll see the course on the left side of the road.

Sammons Golf Links
1 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view of fairway at Sammons Park Golf CourseA view from green at Sammons Park Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: John Sammons
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1922
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes - 7 days in advance
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Emerald Bermuda


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 70 5977 129 69.8
Red (W) 70 4727 121 68.6
White 70 5552 128 67.8
Black 70 6562 137 72.5
White (W) 70 5552 134 73.8
Red 70 4727 122 64.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Sammons Golf Links
    1 stars out of 5
    by Adam
    on July 21st, 2017 18:25
    Manager of this course should have been replaced a long time ago. The greens have always been pretty bad but they have completely let it go to the wayside. 90% of the greens are missing 90% of the grass and this is no exaggeration. The course is less than par to any real golfer.
    The manager was rude to my ethnic friend and has lied about people that he decided he doesn't like. He was extremely rude to my 89 year old ww2 veteran father as well. If this place makes you pay full freight then I would recommend taking pictures of the greens to the city manager or parks director to get your money back.
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