John C. Beasley Municipal GCJohn C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course
Veteran Memorial Park
Beeville, Texas 78102
Bee County

Phone(s): (361) 362-7618
Fax: (361) 358-7355

You can't play here on Tuesdays, as this is the day dedicated to the maintenance man who goes about his duties and takes care of the large, well-conditioned greens. Leon Howard designed this 9-hole course in the early 1980s, and his track features narrow, tree-lined fairways, water on four of the nine holes (2, 3, 4, and 5), and no bunkers. Out-of-bounds comes into play on holes 1 and 9.

No. 5 is the feature hole, playing about 170 yards with a pond fronting the green. Hole 3 is also challenging, with water on both sides of the fairway and a landing area only 40 yards wide.

Getting there : From Hwy. 59 west, turn right at the Dairy Queen on Route 351, then drive 5 blocks to the course.

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of a green at John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course.A sunny day view of a hole at John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course.A view of a hole at John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Leon Howard
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1983
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: No
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $10

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $10
  • Weekends: $10

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red (W) 36 2922 0 0
White 36 3272 113 35.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Caleb BigDog Hilburn
    on July 01st, 2017 19:10
    I have played hundreds of rounds at John C. Beasley and would recommend it to anyone. The reviews below are accurate. The course was poorly managed for quite a while and the atmosphere was not welcoming. I can guarantee you that at John C. Beasley the staff will welcome you and make you feel right at home. The course is fun to play no matter your handicap. It is fairly open which makes it fun for high handicappers, however, on 5 of the first 6 holes there are fun decisions to be made off the tee for lower handicap golfers. They keep the course in great shape, the staff is great, you can play 18 holes for under 30 bucks and you can bring your own beer...what else are you looking for?
  • John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Good Golfer
    on August 03rd, 2014 19:03
    When I arrived at the clubhouse, I found the clubhouse clean and the people very friendly. I forgot my cell phone at the ranch, the clerk automatically offered for me to use their phone to call my brother. I found the carts to be very clean and in good working order. The golf course was well kept and the greens were nice. Although the course has no sand bunkers, there are enough trees and water to compensate for the lack of bunkers. The course marshall came by and asked how we liked the course and how our game was going. That was a pretty good touch. I will be back to this 9 hole course and do recommend it for laid back, fun golf.
  • John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Bad Golfer
    on July 12th, 2010 20:34
    Staff seems lazy even for a public course. Would have better interactions if it were staffed by stoned-out high school dropouts.

    Course rules very undefined and unlike many other courses I have played. Other golfers around just as rude. Yelled at by staff claiming we were too close to the green. We were on an EXISTING CART PATH!!! Staff claimed he was called by other golfers. Was asked to stay on the cart path we were on but being rather rude about it. HA! Rude while telling us we were right by being on the cart path but being too close. What an idiot. Go figure. But it doesnt stop there.

    2nd: Course was very poorly tended. We lost balls on the fairway. THE FAIRWAY. IN THE MIDDLE!! Greens and teeboxes the only truely maintained areas.I usually lose one-three balls a game on an average course. The first weekend I playedI lost 9. The second weekend I lost 6. To be fair, it has rained a little. But, that is no excuse for the thick cabbage on 7 of the 9 fairways.

    CHALLENGE: The challenge, for even a poor player such as myself was entirely too easy. Two true water hazard holes playing on the same water hazard. I guess thats ok for a public course. But, I have played public courses that have at least one sand trap. Very good course for someone who wants to learn to golf or hasnt played in years. YEARS. Good to shake off the rust I guess, challengewise. As long as you can find your ball.

    CARTS: Poorly maintained. Electric of course.But, I can immagine being better walking the course. The first weekend the cart that I had was fully charged but barely drivable due to squirrely handling where you turn and it doesn't. Then, BOOM, you hit a bump and it does turn in any given direction. 2nd weekend the cart was supposedly fully charged but reacted slowly and showed an empty meter. When asked was told that it WAS charged and if I ran out of juice just call and another would be brought out. A couple of problems with that logic: I dont carry a phone because golfing is a GETAWAY. 2nd: Good luck finding someone in the "proshop."

    CLUBHOUSE: A cinderblock shack that sells your usuall drings and chips and such. But, good luck finding prices on ANYTHING! When asked about prices the staff acts as if slapped and gives you a curt answer with over the top prices. I can get everything cheaper at any store. Also better quality. I understand they can gouge because your there and want to play. But, be realistic on the gouging.

    DRIVING RANGE: Poor quality. I have slapped a bucket of balls on better driving ranges hacked out of cow fields and managed by automated ball machines. No "greens" to shoot for, no flags. The only target you have is a metal barrel about 30 yards out and off to the side an the ball shagging guy when he is out and about.

    PUTTING GREEN: Not so bad when you can get the staff away from it.

    Ok for a public,I guess. The staff are gomers toward you if you dont know them. A sign in the "clubhouse" states that alchohal is prohibited and against the law is commonly disregarded by staff if you are a regular or a buddy. Rules are dissregarded for some. Dont like going there, but, its the only public course within 15 minutes of the house. So.....

    Summary: Would not travel to play this course. Only play if you want a quickie or have no other options. Could be a nice course with a few improvements and an entirely new staff. Too easy and the grounds too poorly maintained. No real hazards other than the fairways to lose your ball on if you are even a poor player. Staff and equipment plus grounds are awful. Avoid this place. You will be happy because you got to play a round of golf. But, you will not be satisfied. This is golf super basic. But, you will always leave happy because you know there are better courses EVERYWHERE!
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