STONEBRIAR GOLF CLUB Fazio Course (972-668-8748)
Texas Golf Course Review
The Fazio Course at the Westin Stonebriar is an 18-hole par 72 championship golf course that is the centerpiece of the resort property located just north of Dallas. This property features 301 Texas-sized guest rooms including 13 suites, a 24-hour Westin Workout fitness facility, a 200 foot lagoon style outdoor pool and whirlpool, fine and casual dining establishments, and 24,000 square feet of meeting/event space. For more info on the Westin Stonebriar Resort, visit their website by clicking here.
The Golf facilities include the championship course - open for play to members and guests of the resort only, plus a spacious targeted range and putting/chipping greens - 10,000 feet in total of practice area. Players have access to the resort restaurant and grill. Beautifully appointed locker rooms with showers are also available for green fee paying guests.
On course yardage markers are posted on the cart paths and fairways at 100, 150 and 200 yards and sprinkler heads are measured to the front, middle and back of the green on all par fours and fives, Pin placement charts are posted on all carts to indicate the day's hole locations. Four sets of tees play to distances and slopes that measure 7021 yards/133 slope, 610 yards/128 slope for men and 139 for women, 5647 yards/122 slope for men and 128 for women, and 5208 with a slope of 121 for ladies hitting from the front tees.
The golf course is the first Fazio designed layout in North Texas and includes 115 acres of intermediate rough and native grasses plus a variety of water hazards including a 5-acre lake. During construction, 2,500 trees (including 1500 pines) were brought in to line and separate the fairways and to provide aesthetics. 325 tons of boulders were moved to support retaining walls throughout the course, and over 600,000 yards of dirt were also moved. The result is an extremely manicured layout set in a lush golf environment, with beautiful landscaping throughout.
Players will encounter a very rolling terrain with quite a few fairways featuring a bowl effect - with the playing surfaces sculpted between perimeter slopes that guide slightly offline tee shots towards the middle. There are 59 bunkers situated about the course, and water comes into play in varying degrees of difficulty on 9 holes. This is a fine resort layout, with ample room on the fairways and greenside. The putting surfaces are large and undulating. Collection areas, sand traps and grassy swales provide some interesting recovery situations.
The Fazio Course at Stonebriar is a beautiful golf course, and the resort provides a nice option for those looking to get away on a leisure or business trip. For more information, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.