The Tribute Golf Club
Not in it's prime.... But still nice (depending on price).
I first played The Tribute about 8 months ago, and I loved it.... Everything about it was well-maintained; the fairways, greens, bunkers, and even the 'native areas'. Back then, we payed $120 pp, and we were happy to do so.
That said, I played it again a couple of days ago (10/19/2012) and I was disappointed with the condition. The fairways and bunkers were still in really good shape, but the greens were surprisingly slow and in poor condition. It was obvious to me that the course had seen significant (amateur) tournament play, which left the greens bumpy and riddled with un/under-repaired ball marks.
My personal opinion is that if you can get onto the course for $50 or less, its still a good deal, but if you paid anymore than that, you'd be disappointed.
October 21, 2012
Great course! Very well priced!
Amazing staff! Felt like I was in Scotland! Course layout was perfect!
March 29, 2013
If I had to do it over again, I would have waited to play the course in May or June. The March course conditions were not good therefore the $130 greens fee was excessive.
March 17, 2013
Greens were in poor condition, no ball marks repaired, and traps lack sufficient sand.
25 mph winds, and poor green surface conditions made what should have been a nice $80 round of golf, not much fun. Very unfair and poor pin positions were a problem. Side hills positions are unacceptable. Wont be back any time soon.
February 20, 2013
cold and windy
The course is in good shape for the time of year. The greens are are showing wear but still rolled well. The fairways are always great. It was about 48 degrees with 15-20 wind so the course was empty. My son-in-law and I play fast and we didnt catch up to anyone until 13th hole.
February 10, 2013
Played with my teenage son here and it was a true joy. Really an enjoyable experience from the pro shop, the Starter and the course. Would have been nice to have someone to clean clubs at the end of the round given the price but all in all a wonderful afternoon of golf.
January 21, 2013
It is my second time playing at the Tribute. It always has a great condition to begin with. Always a pleasure to play and I recommend to spend more time on practice green than on the range.
January 8, 2013
Played for the first time and will book another round shortly! Greens were well maintained for the time of year as well as the rest of the course.
November 27, 2012
This course has great features
This was a very fun course to play. It was a long course as I played from the back tees. The greens were very fast and running at an 11.5 on stempmeter. It took about 4.5 hours to play though because they had a tournament going at the same time
November 20, 2012
When my brother and I planned our golf trip to Dallas this is the one course he was really looking forward to playing. I must say it was awesome. Eventhough I did not have my best game that day, the course was in fantastic shape, the greens were rolling great, and around the greens you can use alot of imagination to get the ball close to the hole. The views were nice and the 17th hole (the road hole) was fun to hit over the shack.
November 14, 2012
Of all the courses in the DFW area this is unique.
Playing this course for my birthday was worth the drive to get there. There was only 1 person on the staff that did not threat our foursome great. The beer after our round seemed put the bartender to to much trouble.
November 2, 2012
Great course in need of TLC on the greens
This is the 4th time I've played here and it is a great course but for some reason on this occasion the greens were in need of a lot of attention. It appears that the practice of pitch mark repairing has not been very evident but even so, the ground staff should monitor and take care of this. Other than the greens everything else was spectacular.
October 25, 2012
great layout - watch out for the wind
Played here in the afternoon with a good 20mph wind. Most of the course is exposed from the lake and so it can be a 3-club difference. Course was in great condition, however whoever was in the mini-tournament in front of us didn't know how to walk on the greens with golf shoes on because we were constantly fixing scuff marks on the green - looked like someone was trying to skate in golf shoes.
The pace of play was horrible for the last 10 holes or so. They must have had big money riding on that mini-tournament in front of us.
Overall this is one of my favorite courses in the metroplex - although a bit pricey but we got a good rate on GolfNow.
October 22, 2012
Great Layout But Marginal Conditions
A replica course of 18 famous British Open holes. A wonderful layout near a picturesque lake - too bad the greens were in such poor condition....
October 21, 2012
Great Links Course
I've been wanting to play this course for a while and it did not disappoint. It is a great links golf course. The bentgrass greens are great and roll true. We played when it was a little soggy from over-night rain so I'm not sure how the fairways are in regards to real links golf. The mounding in the fairways and around the greens is amazing. No surprise, but there are some great golf holes on this track.
October 16, 2012
For The Money, Go Texas Star
The experience of the Tribute is like no other. Playing close to as true of a links course as you can makes it fun. The added feel of the Scotland holes makes it better.
For the money that they charge I am pretty disappointed. A course that expensive should have GPS on their carts. The course makes the money, upgrade your carts with new technology. The staff was extremely friendly with the exception of the front desk pro. He was kind of snerky and acted like we should feel special that we are playing there.
The main thing for me was the condition of the course itself. The tee boxes were not maintained AT ALL. The tee markers were not done correctly, they had divot repair boxes in the middle of the tees on the par three's, and the greens were TERRIBLE. They all looked like they had acne, and it wasn't from being aerated. If they want to charge this much, close for a month and get the darn greens back to respectable condition.
October 15, 2012
serene and scottish
very scenic, beautiful clubhouse, friendly staff, cart girl always a plus, course was in very good condition, quite windy.
October 8, 2012
Great design idea but links golf demands hard and fast conditions.
This course has over-watered bent greens limiting shot choices, a bump and run or a links punch shot just does not work due to the conditions.
It was a long ( 5+ hrs) round that was disappointing on many levels.
October 4, 2012
THE BEST course I have played.......period
The course is unreal. The best 18 links holes in the world. Started on #1 St. Andrews and the other side was #18 St. Andrews. Course was pristine. Bent greens. Will save just to play here again. The only thing is the gentleman at the front counter haggled me when he charged me $200 at the counter. (I had pre-paid for 4 people online, or so I thought!) He told me I owed $200 and when I questioned (very politely!), he acted like I was sub-human for even asking if it was charging me twice!! Upon review, they were the only one's from GolfNow that charges AT the course, so no big deal. This course was amazing.
September 20, 2012