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Southern Oaks Golf Club
13765 Southern Oaks Dr
Burleson, Texas 76028
Johnson County

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.

Southern Oaks Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 11 reviews)
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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
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • 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

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Green 72 7311 135 76
Red (W) 72 5325 127 72.6
Black 72 6961 131 74.4
White 72 6248 129 70.8
White (W) 72 6248 142 77.7
Red 72 5325 117 66.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by garettpage
    on August 04th, 2015 08:54
    Just had to leave the course after 9 holes. After spending the morning waiting close to 20 minutes a hole we left at the turn. The single playing in front of our twosome was told by the 4 older gentlemen in front of him playing two balls a piece that "they live out there and don't need to let anyone play thru them". Aside from that there was 4 women in front of them who did not like anyone attempting to play thru them as well. The starter/marshall seemed like he could care less about the situation. I should have known that when we went to go off and asked "are we up next?" And was told to ask the people in the clubhouse.There was quality sand in the bunkers but the bunkers had not been raked in about a week I would guess. Greens were ok but overgrown and need to be cut. Unless you like to play in an atmosphere where no golf etiquette exists I would just leave this course to the locals living around it, driving their jacked up golf carts and treating it like their own private club.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Blackie
    on July 05th, 2015 19:22
    Great course! Very fair. Good cart paths.

    Distance markers in fairways.

    Not a walking course as its a long way from green to next tee. Good new carts.

    Wide fairways, just keep it on the short grass.

    Many trees will get you if your wander.

    They are rebuilding the sand bunkers and doing a great job.

    Greens are a little slow but, true.

    Enjoyed each round.

    Great drving range and balls. Nice pitching practice green and very large putting green.

    Play during the week is best time.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by PAF
    on April 25th, 2015 07:26
    This course has come a long way. The new owners are investing heavily into this layout. All traps have re-established. Fairways and Greens are in great shape. MUCH BETTER condition than a couple of years ago. This course in its present condition should not be compared to it a few years ago.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by dprince
    on April 02nd, 2015 04:54
    Course was in excellent shape. Greens were rolling nicely. The price was better when using golfnow. Will be playing the course again real soon.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mark B
    on November 28th, 2013 05:12
    Course under new ownership. Old ownership did let the course fall into disrepair. New owners are spending money and have corrected the problems. New golf pro as well.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by John Chaney
    on December 06th, 2012 06:43
    1st and last time playing the course. It seems as though the marshall they had working on 12-5-12 believed that only "A" players should play this Course. Thanks for ruining my day with my friends, it won't happen again!!!!!!
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by J Lee
    on September 11th, 2012 07:43
    Great coures. Layout is awesome. Pricing is the best for the money. Clubhouse is great, all aroung best value for the $$$$.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Louis
    on August 15th, 2012 16:39
    Southern Oaks is coming back. Their greens are outstanding and the fairways are coming back nice.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Joe
    on August 15th, 2012 16:37
    Awesome grees, the best in the area I would say. Great price and hot girls. lol
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Robert
    on August 15th, 2012 16:35
    Course in pretty good shape for the price they charge. Staff is friendly.
  • Southern Oaks Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Cliff Jones
    on June 21st, 2012 15:25
    Course is in horrible shape. Staff has no clue as to what a golf course should be.
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