Southern Oaks Golf Club
Burleson, Texas 76028
Phone(s): (817) 426-2400
Designed by PGA Pro and fomer Texas Longhorn Mark Brooks, Southern Oaks is a very tough test of golf. Tipping out at over 7,300 yards to a par 71, it has lightning-fast greens highlighted by very extreme undulations. And while multiple tees offer shorter distances, average golfers will still struggle to have decent rounds on Brooks’ first design.
The greens are moderately undulating and fast. Although well-bunkered, the greens accommodate roll-up shots. Most of the fairways are open, with some holes lined by mature oaks.
The signature hole is No. 16, a 441-yard, par 4 that requires a demanding tee shot. A creek runs across the fairway approximately 60 yards short of the well-bunkered green.
Live oaks dot the landscape, and the course lays out over some impressively natural-looking terrain. Off the tee there aren’t too many problems, and driver is probably the way to go given the length and lack of out-of-bounds.
The real challenge is dealing with the elevated greens, the sucker pin placements, and the deep-faced bunkers that guard them. One of the best-looking holes is the scenic 181-yard No. 3, which plays uphill and is guarded by four black-hole-like bunkers. The best hole on the front is the 49-yard No. 9, which is unfortunately a par 4 that usually plays into the wind.
On the back, No. 16 is rated the most difficult--a 440-yarder with a creek crossing the fairway and in front of the elevated green.
Getting there : Located 12 miles south of Fort Worth. Take I-35 south to the Alsbury Exit, then drive 1.5 miles. The course is across from Spinks Airport.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Mark Brooks Golf
- Public/Private: Public
- Year opened: 1999
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $23 - $55
- Weekends: $23 - $72
- Tee times from $24 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
- Dress code: Collared shirts are required. T-shirts, cut offs, swimwear & tank tops are not acceptable.
- Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Length, slope and rating for each tee