With only a couple of days in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area we had to pick our course carefully. Based on all of my notes and information from the locals, The Dallas Cowboy's course was the one public course to play while here. It was a bit on the expensive side but the pro was kind enough to give us their twilight rate a little early. What makes this different than any other place, besides all of the Cowboy memorabilia strewn about, is that they want you to feel like a member for a day. For your greens fees you get all of the food and non alcoholic beverages you can stand. We got there early enough to enjoy a free lunch, picked up Gatorades and Snicker bars from the cart girl, Mike had a hot dog at the turn and then we enjoyed dinner at the club afterward. I'd say we got our money's and calories worth here at this shrine for their NFL team.
Placards throughout the course speak to their greatness (of years past).
I particularly liked the tee markers...
As for the course, it was a piece of cake after having had our butts handed to us at Sugar Tree. Wide open and rough that acted like a tee for your ball, it was kind of hard to screw up.
Naturally from the tips it wasn't quite the cake walk as it was from the Forward tees.
With the par three's typically over 200 yards, the big guy was a little more challenged than I was.
We were fortunate to be paired up with a couple of easy going, fun loving Texans, Chuck and Larry.
What's that spot on the fairway behind them? More Cowboy pride.
We were surprised and delighted to find a few elevated tees and hilly fairways here in Dallas.
It was fun to induct an unsuspecting Texan into the birdie horsie club. After a gorgeous approach shot and a perfect putt, it was time for Larry to giddyup!
The greens were in great shape and did the rolling for us (fast). All I had to do was get the ball going in the right direction and in the cup it went. Consequently I was saddle sore from all of the birdie rides. Of course it helped that every one of my errant shots (there were plenty) had a lucky bounce. Had it not been for a sand trap or two Mike would have been taking me out for a banana split for a record round. Dang!
Check out these near perfect greens...
Often well guarded...
Picked up yet another for the cart path coffee table book...
With the autumn colors just beginning to flare, it made for some beautiful scenery.
Cowboys Golf Club was a unique experience. Not sure if I'd say it's the best course in Dallas as we have nothing to compare to, but it was fun and user friendly. Big thumbs up for all of the free food, snacks, and sodas! A fun foursome also makes for a great round! You may even get hooked up with a real cowboy if you play golf in Texas...
Our first night in town Mike took me down to the Stockyards.
While there we stopped into the world's largest honkey tonk, Billy Bob's.
The place is huge with never ending bars, dance classes, and on the weekends real bull riding.
An interesting part of town marking a big part of Texas' cattle and cowboy history.
You never know what you'll see.
I was offered a ride on that Long Horn, but opted for this instead...
Mike's favorite part of the Stockyards were the All You Can Eat Beef Ribs at a place called Risky's. They didn't know what they were getting into with the $9.95 price and Mike walking through their door. Apparently they tasted pretty good too though leaner than he typically likes.
We're definitely enjoying our short time in this area. Stay tuned for the next review--Walnut Creek Country Club with Ken and Sue!