Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 47
Rated 1 out of 5 by u000005855400 Apears to be a dying golf course
Several years ago I lived in Decatur area and Runaway Bay was my "home" course. At that time the course was above average in all aspects. Had not played there in 6 years. Greens on front nine were very poor - back nine were average - course has not been watered since rains quit in June. Bunkers were washed out and there was not any sand in them - only weeds - would not recommend this course to anyone
October 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by stngray812 Runaway Bay
This course needs water and work on the greens. The layout is good and has some blind spots that create an extra challenge. The carts has a good GPS in them.
September 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by John4810533 Poor green conditions
I love this course and have been playing it for 15 years however I was extremely disappointed at the conditions of the greens. While they were soft and responsive they were covered in pitch marks and dead spots not to mention the abundance of crab grass spreading through the greens making it near impossible to get a true role outside of 5 feet from the pin.
September 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Trey1394407 could be better
Some greens were ate up with crab grass bunkers had weeds in them. Not to excited about going back
September 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by AFrierson Worst conditioned golf course I've ever played
I have played the golf course at Runaway Bay on several occasions however I must say that this was the worst conditioned golf course that I have ever played. The first green was in a horrible condition and the course got worse from there. The grass around the third green was so long that I lost 3 balls within 10 yards of the green. The fairways were so hard and so rocky that they wouldn't even hold a shot most of the time. And I hit a ball in the middle of the fairway on the 8th hole and had to look seriously for my ball in the fairway, absolutely ridiculous. The back 9 was in much better shape however it was nothing to brag about or nothing to even compliment the course concerning. On the 18th tee box the grass was at least 4 to 5 inches long. It was so long in fact, that I had to find a spot 3 full clubs from the tee markers just to be able to T up my ball. I recommend that they close down the entire front nine for at least 6 months of dedicated and total maintenance and repair of the golf course. The course has a nice layout but I would not recommend this golf course to anyone. And if you have to drive more than 5 minutes to get there I would not waste my time nor my money and I drove over an hour to play this course.
August 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by slogan21 Course condition
The grass on the tee boxed was too tall which made it difficult to tee up the ball. The grass on the fairways also was too tall.
The greens were over water and was very soggy.
August 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by GordonEeten Ever hear of a mower?
I played this course about 18 months ago when I was just learning the game again. At that time my complaint was they had not mowed the fairways. So I give it another hot deal shot and I get there and they say they have a tournament on the back nine in a bit so I can do the front 9 twice. Its not too busy so I take off, cant ever find my ball because the fairways are not mowed. You could be standing on it and not know it. A local pair of guys start in front of me on the 3d hole and I am waiting for then when not looking for my lost ball.
One nice thing, that far out and near the bay, it was cooler than in DFW area. The greens were ok on most holes and soft to hold a shot. Too bad the locals decide they dont need to wait or fix ball marks. They were very pockmarked.
August 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by brandon2221348 Corse maintenance going down hill
I okay here because it's close but the grass was tall enough to loose balls in fairway and the greens were horible may as well put on tiny peebles way it is.
August 7, 2015