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Tierra Verde Golf Club
7005 Golf Club Drive,
Arlington TX 76001

Phone(s): (817) 572-1300, (817) 478-8500
Fax: (817) 478-1328
Website: www.arlingtongolf.com


Located in a remote southwest part of the city, Tierra Verde is the successful result of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department’s effort to provide an upscale, daily fee municipal to complement the other public golf options in town.

Labeled with the new and prestigious Audubon International Signature Certification, this course was the first in Texas and the first municipal course in the world to achieve that honor. The certification signifies that the course was “designed, constructed, and maintained using wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement, water quality management, and water conservation.” What this means for the inconsistent hack is that sprayed shots are not out-of-bounds, but instead buried in a “protected environment.” Unfortunately, the penalty still applies and you’ll need to take your drop. The opening hole is a good example–it’s a basic 355-yard hole, but anything sliced right will find a plum tree thicket, which is the same as hitting it into a lake.

In terms of strategy, you’ll be able to enjoy the generous fairways, but the approaches will require much more precision. Look at the scorecard and get your pars in on the shorter holes, then manage your game to avoid huge numbers on the more difficult holes.

One of the better holes on the front is No. 8, a 518 yard doglegger left that bends hard enough to favor a severe hook. Watch out for the multi-level green and its deceptive turns.

Water is more prominent on the back, as you’ll see on No. 9, a short par 4 that requires a tee shot over water. The narrow fairway squeezes toward the green, and it’s nice to know that the green widens on the back side. The par 5 No. 13 is a birdie hole if you pay attention to the flag position on the huge figure 8 shaped green. This one has water off the tee, as does No. 12. In fact, if you’re short on balls at the turn, you should stock up. Water impacts play time and time again. No. 18, a long par 4 at 437 yards, involves a creek in the fairway that must be carried on the approach.

Other notes: Another bonus at Tierra Verde is the club’s three-hole practice course and lighted driving range.

Getting there : Take US 287 south off of I-20. Find Eden Road and turn right. The entrance is on the left.

Tierra Verde Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of tee with narrow path on the left side at Tierra Verde Golf ClubA view of fairway at Tierra Verde Golf ClubA view from tee at Tierra Verde Golf ClubA view of the clubhouse with putting green in foreground at Tierra Verde Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gary Panks
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1998
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:

Facilities

  • 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:
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Burgandy 72 5111 119 70.5
Green 72 5578 131 72.7
Silver 72 6085 120 68.6
Gold 72 6534 122 70.9
Black 72 6975 129 73.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Tierra Verde Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Chuck Freund
    on September 05th, 2011 12:31
    Always in great shape, good shotmakers course!
  • Tierra Verde Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by R Bell
    on June 30th, 2011 21:33
    Pace of play was a little slow. The course was in great shape and the greens were quick.
  • Tierra Verde Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Scott Wilson
    on August 20th, 2010 13:45
    I love playing this golf course! Private club conditions on a public course. Great restaurant too.
  • Tierra Verde Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jason Aubrey
    on August 05th, 2010 16:34
    One of the best courses in the Metro-plex.
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