Alpine Country Club

Alpine Country Club
1601 N Loop Rd
Alpine, Texas 79830
Brewster County

Phone(s): (915) 837-2752

The Alpine C.C. is a charming 9-hole course that is routed around the pesky Kokernut Creek, which doesn't have much water in it. But the club is surrounded by a Grand Canyon-esque gorge that sucks in golf balls like a magnet.
This short course dates back to the 1940s and is highlighted by its greens, which are extremely small, dome-shaped, and in superb condition. Their unique shape means that no matter where they cut the hole, you'll never have a simple pin placement. The key is being aware that your bail-out area is always short of the green, enabling a chip from below the hole rather than from the side or behind the green. Chip shots that are close to being perfect, but not quite there, will skim by the hole and roll down off the green, often into a bunker, leaving a more pitiful predicament out of the sand.

No. 1 hits over the creek and plays straight away to the first mounded green. First-timers are more likely to struggle with the par 5 No. 3, since it's impossible to determine how to negotiate the creek and its surrounding gorge. Lay it up close and be ready to hit a solid second shot to carry it. Holes 7 and 8 offer back-to-back par 3s, with No. 8 being a tad bit better because it plays more downhill to a challenging target. No. 9 is the perfect finishing hole-a tight fairways lined by danger, playing into a larger green with tons of subtle undulations.

Much of the charm comes from the natural-rock clubhouse that sits below the hills and beside the wide Kokernut Creek bed. In those hills to the east lie a few interesting houses that overlook the course.

Alpine's pro shop is closet-sized but functional, offering only the basic amenities and cold beers for $1.50. The bar next door has a rowdy edge to it that must be experienced by any traveling golfer.

Getting there : The clubhouse is located on Loop 223 (North Harrison St.), which intersects East Avenue E (US 90) and Texas 118 (heading toward Fort Davis). The clubhouse and course are clearly visible from Loop 223 to the west.

Alpine Country Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1947
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed:
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass

Facilities

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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $10 - $29
  • Weekends: $10 - $34

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 35 2788 115 33.7
Red (W) 35 2135 109 34.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Alpine Country Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Pat Fogerson
    on August 12th, 2012 12:33
    Ok, its not Augusta but they do a very good job with up keep on the course with what they have to work with. Maybe not suitable for low handi's but fun for the mid to high handicapers. Very friendly people that work there. We have had many Alumni Tournaments there and always look forward to playing the course.
  • Alpine Country Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by matt
    on April 23rd, 2011 13:35
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