Texarkana Golf Ranch
Texarkana, TX 75503
Phone(s): (903) 334-7401
Fax: (903) 831-7794
Set along the shores of beautiful Bringle Lake, the Texarkana Golf Ranch is one of the best new courses in the state, and some say the nation. With its thick forests, lush fairways, and significant elevation changes, this pristine course offers a peaceful golf experience for unbelievably affordable prices. Since the course was carved out of the natural East Texas terrain, they didn’t have to move much dirt–the low construction costs are passed on to the golfing public.
The design spreads out over 300-plus acres that could have easily supported the development of 36 holes. Instead there are only 18 holes, most of which are not adjacent; this means that you’ll typically never see another group on the course.
You might even spy a celebrity or two. Those fortunate enough to attend the grand opening were able to attend a clinic from PGA Professional and Haney prodigy Mark O'Meara. Later that day you could also compete against him in the tournament that kicked off the course's grand opening
The beauty here is unparalleled; every hole appears to be the signature hole. On the front Nos. 4 and 8 stand out a bit more than the others. No. 4 is the only hole where Bringle Lake is not visible, but because it features over 50 feet of elevation change over its 472 yards, it’s one of the most spectacular holes.
No. 8 is almost comical, playing a devilish 666 yards from the tee–it’s a double dogleg that requires two perfect shots to be in position to reach the green in regulation. Wayward approaches carom off the slopes beside the green, and ups and downs are not guaranteed.
The three finishing holes leave you drooling for more. No. 16 is over 500 yards and requires a tee shot over a lake into a tight landing area. The second shot is a lay-up into a sloping fairway. It can be impossible to get it close with the short approach because the green is perhaps the most undulating on the course.
The beautiful No. 17 plays 214 yards on a long plateau beside the lake, and the spectacular ender plays 425 yards through the tall pines. It’s tough to get the tee shot in the fairway because of the numerous bunkers, and especially because of the funky green. Surrounded by bunkers, this strange green is often a sure three-putt because the front slopes left to right, while the back does just the opposite.
Getting there : Take the Richmond Rd. exit north off of I-30, then turn right on Scott Wright Rd.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Hank Haney, Jim Fazio
- Public/Private: Public
- Year opened: 2002
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $10 - $28
- Weekends: $10 - $32
- Tee times from $24 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code:
- Credit cards accepted:
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