Cottonwood Creek GC: #10Cottonwood Creek Golf Course

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
5200 Bagby Ave
Waco, Texas 76711
Mc Lennan County

Phone(s): (254) 745-6009
Fax: (254) 745-6017

Joe Finger teamed with Ken Dye to create Cottonwood Creek, which turned out to be one of Finger’s last design projects. This links-style course features a good amount of cottonwood trees lining the fairways, and the appropriately named Cottonwood Creek meanders through the layout. Water is in play on over half the holes, and the Bermuda greens are generally elevated.

Two holes stand out on the front nine. The first is No. 5, a 435-yard par 4 that doglegs left between two creeks. The second is the 554-yard No. 7, which has the tightest fairway on the course.

The back nine starts out tough with another long doglegging par 4 with water backing the green. The next one to watch for is the double dogleg No. 15, which snakes 541 yards and has a green protected by water. Big, perfect drives force the consideration of cutting over the lake to reach the green in two.

And you’ll need a solid drive on No. 16, a 453-yard par 4. Water is in play on the approach and off the tee.

Other notes: Cottonwood also has a 9-hole facility that serves as a nice little short-game practice area. The holes range from 37 to 90 yards, and the green fee is $5 for adults.

Getting there : From I-35 south, exit New Rd. and turn right. When you get to Bagby Ave., turn left and the entrance is down on the right.

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view of hole #10 at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.A view from tee #1 at Cottonwood Creek Golf CourseA view of the 12th hole at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Joe Finger, Ken Dye
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1985
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $14 - $41
  • Weekends: $17 - $49

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
Gold 72 7140 125 74.2
Red (W) 72 5716 123 73.4
Blue 72 6606 123 71.7
White 72 6304 121 70
Black 72 5943 119 68.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Tim McCormick
    on July 13th, 2016 14:38
    I've played this course many times over the last 30 years. It's appeal is that it is a genuine links style course, which is a rare gem in Texas. The condition of the course is always excellent, and the challenge is unmatched. For less than $40, it's a fantastic value as well. One of my favorite courses anywhere!
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