NUMBER 13, THREE PAR
Like many other courses I have reviewed as I toured through eastern Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and on down to Granbury, Texas, the comments were consistent…drought. This golf course feeds off Lake Granbury, but it is down about 10 feet. Business is still good, according to course golf professional, Josh Wilks. He accounts for this in part due to the fact that Hidden Oaks has the only public driving range in the area. I was surprised to find out as well that the heaviest weekday play is in the late afternoon. If you think “so what” you haven’t played here in the summers when the temperatures hang over 90 degrees.
I found the course to be in good condition but still needing a little club head improvement on the fairways. The putting greens are filling in nicely. While I might describe this course as a “pasture” course, it does have some very good elevations. The area was hit by April below freezing weather and as soon as night temperatures hit 60 degrees or higher the fairways should fill in quickly.
I heartedly recommend playing this course in north Texas should the opportunity present itself.