Starr Hollow GCStarr Hollow Golf Course

Starr Hollow Golf Course
5717 Star Hollow Ct
Tolar, Texas 76476
United States

Phone(s): (254) 834-3464
Fax: (254) 835-4535

This famous course, sometimes referred to as “Little Augusta,” sits in the middle of a 3,000-acre ranch bought in 1965 by Colonial CC founder Marvin Leonard, who built the course primarily for his friends and a few area ranchers. Leonard never finished the back nine, but what was finished is considered one of the most interesting golf experiences in the state.

Most of the unusually small membership reside in Fort Worth and Dallas, so there’s room in the gravel parking when you drive to this remote 9-hole course. The clubhouse is the epitome of casual, exuding an old-school charm with walls covered by photos of Ben Hogan and aerials of the course.

The course bends around Leonard’s manmade lake, which as legend has it, covers up the canyon where outlaw Bell Starr once stashed her stolen loot. Each hole, sporting its own unique Texas-like name, features two tees and two flags, enabling the complete 18-hole experience.

Given the charm described above, it’s worth a shot at hustling your way onto this 9-hole Texas treasure.

Getting there : Tolar is southwest of Fort Worth between Granbury and Stephenville.

Starr Hollow Golf Course
5 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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A view from a green at Starr Hollow Golf Club.A view from a tee at Starr Hollow Golf Club.A view of a green guarded by a bunker at Starr Hollow Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Joe Finger
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1969
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed:
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $65
  • Weekends: $75

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Back (18-hole) (W) 72 5995 129 74.3
Back (18-hole) 70 5995 122 68.8
Front (18-hole) 70 5661 115 67.4
Front (18-hole) (W) 72 5661 126 72.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jason Redden
    on June 02nd, 2019 07:48
    One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I fell in love with it the moment we drove through the gate. Sadly I got lucky and have played the course only once.
    It was in great shape. If you get a chance to play here you better jump all over it.
  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Lease
    on March 01st, 2014 11:30
  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Steven
    on April 18th, 2011 03:34
    Phenomenal course. My high school use to play in a small tournament there with other schools in our conference. Great atmosphere and the staff is more than accommodating with knowledge. Tough course don't be fooled, but one of the most beautiful if you enjoy the outdoors. And if you get a chance, ask if you can fish a little on their lake.
  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by scott dally
    on September 12th, 2010 12:01
  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Brian Brown
    on July 25th, 2010 18:53
    this place is the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Starr Hollow Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by M.C.Ford
    on June 22nd, 2010 16:06
    Just driving to the course is a thrill. You would never think a golf course of this caliber would be here. The practice range is small and they furnish Cayman balls to hit with short irons only. The course winds around a beautiful lake and each hole is unique. There are two seperate tee boxes on each hole which gives a different angle to the fairway or green for each nine. There are two pins on each green. Play the white one the first nine and the red ones on the back nine. This course is a challenge for the low handicap players, but high handicap players can score well if your club selection is right. You don't need to hit your driver off each tee box to score well.
    The greens putt different than most bermuda greens that I have played on. Most don't break as much, but these do. So don't let previous bermuda greens fool you into hitting a straight putt.
    The course is well manicured and very scenic. Beautiful trees, grass, wildlife, and the lake round off this course into a wonderful golf outing experience.
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