Runaway Bay GC: #6Runaway Bay Golf Club

Runaway Bay Golf Club
400 Half Moon Way
Runaway Bay, Texas 76426
Wise County

Phone(s): (940) 575-2225
Fax: (940) 575-4947
Website: www.runawaybay.com


Runaway Bay, located on Lake Bridgeport, opened in 1963 as a 9-hole course, and was upgraded with the additional nine in 1972. And although its reputation suffered, particularly in the early 1990s, course conditions have improved dramatically since the Wood family took over in 1995 (the greens were renovated in 1996-97).

Water is barely an issue, since it only comes into play on three holes. Each side has a standout hole. On the front, the par 5 No. 8 involves carrying the lake on the approach, and is particularly tough because of the sloped green. On the back nine, No. 10 is a stickler because they only give you four shots on this 465-yard monster, and the fairway isn’t as generous as you’d like. No. 18 is nice because it involves the lake from tee to green.

Getting there : From Hwy. 380 west to Bridgeport, take Exit 5 and turn right. Drive to Half Moon Way and turn left.

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A view of hole #6 at Runaway Bay Golf ClubA view of the 9th green at Runaway Bay Golf ClubA view of the putting green with clubhouse in background at Runaway Bay Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Leon Howard
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1969
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: SR 1020 Bentgrass

Facilities

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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $25 - $35
  • Weekends: $35 - $45

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirts required
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 7032 124 73.1
Red (W) 72 5386 120 72.3
White 72 6657 120 71.3
Gold 72 5600 108 66.1

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