The Apple Rock course was the last of three Robert Trent Jones Senior designs to appear at the Horseshoe Bay Resort when it debuted in 1986, fifteen years after the old master’s first 18-layout opened for play here.
Established in 1947, Ridgewood Country Club lies next to Lake Waco. The course has been upgraded a number of times in recent years, most recently when all the bunkers were renovated in 2013.
The original course at Stonebriar Country Club is a Joe Finger and Ken Dye production that debuted in 1988 but this layout has since been eclipsed by an exciting new millennium offering from Tom Fazio.
Operated by the City of Euless, the Texas Star golf course is one of the best daily rate venues in the Dallas/Forth Worth area with significant elevation changes occurring on many of the tree-lined holes.
Designed by Keith Foster, the Tradition at Cypresswood Golf Club is the longer and tougher of the two 18-hole courses at a fabulous 36-hole public golf facility located within the wooded landscape of north Houston.
The Resort course at the 36-hole La Cantera Golf Club hosted fifteen editions of the Texas Open, starting the year that the Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish layout first opened for play in 1995.
Dallas Athletic Club boasts two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, the Blue and the Gold. The Gold doesn’t have the same championship pedigree as the Blue but it’s still a tough track, laid out around eight lakes.
Formed in 1927, Midland Country Club moved to its present location in 1951, when Ralph Plummer designed a new course. The layout closed for a major renovation during 2016 so it may move up the future Texas rankings.
The private Rock Creek Resort course is a Nicklaus Design layout set within a 1,300-acre residential development on Lake Texoma, situated an hour’s drive north of Dallas. Fairways are carpeted in Bermuda with bent grass used for the greens.
The Player course was the last of the four layouts to debut at the 63-hole Woodlands Country Club golf complex in 2002. It’s by far the most difficult track here, carrying a slope rating of 151 from the back tees.