FOREST CREEK GOLF CLUB (512-388-2874)
Texas Golf Course Review
Forest Creek Golf Club, located in Round Rock just north of Austin, is know as a good challenge for low handicappers from the back tees, and a very fair golf experience for beginners and high handicappers from the forward tees. Designed by Dick Phelps, this course remains near the top of the list of Central Texas daily fee courses. With its player development program and reasonable year round rate structure, Forest Creek is known as one of the areas top golf values.
On property is a full service practice facility with targeted driving range, short game complex plus putting green. Golfers can practice pitchers to a green from as many as 60 yards away! This facility provides the platform for instruction by PGA professionals who direct the popular Player development Program - with unlimited range usage, complimentary clinics, special afternoon golf rates plus a schedule of low cost tournaments during the course of the year.
On property is a clubhouse that was under renovation during our spring 2007 visit - scheduled for a June 2007 grand opening. It will feature a beautiful pro shop plus restaurant/lounge with outdoor patio. The temporary facility includes a small pro shop and snack area. On course golfers will find 100, 150 and 200 yard markers in the middle of the fairways and on the cart paths plus red, white and blue stakes on both sides on all par fours and fives. Color coded flags indicate front, middle or back pin placements.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 7147 yards/136 slope, 6498 yards/128 slope, 6026 yards/122 slope and 5394 yards with a slope of 124 for women hitting from the forward tees. 44 soft sand bunkers, and water comes into play 13 holes. Most of these hazards are in the form of creek crossings that run in front of the greens or just past the tee areas.
The terrain plays through an upscale residential community and is quite rolling, though no dramatic elevation changes occur from tee to green. The tree lined fairways are sometimes tight with thick vegetation, and at other times have plentiful landing zones. The green complexes often have sufficient recovery room, though bunkering and gentle mounds sometimes make up and down attempts difficult. There are quite a few doglegs - 6 that bend right to left and 2 others that are shaped in the opposite direction.
The finishing holes on the front and back are spectacular! Number 9 is a par four that doglegs sharply to the left with water on both sides plus a bunker deep of the target zone off the tee. The approach is very much uphill. The finishing hole is a long par four that begins with an uphill tee shot then turns slightly right as it plays downhill over a creek - great finish to a wonderful golf experience. We highly recommend a visit here! For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.