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Best golf courses near Plano, TX

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Plano, TX. There are 64 courses within a 15-mile radius of Plano, 34 of which are public courses and 30 are private courses. There are 57 18-hole courses and 5 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Preston Trail Golf Club
Private
Preston Trail Golf Club
Dallas, TX
4.6
25 Panelists
Preston Trail Golf Club is ranked 4th in Texas
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Brook Hollow Golf Club
Private
Brook Hollow Golf Club
Dallas, TX
4.5
61 Panelists
Time, and previous renovations, tend to shrink and constrict golf courses. The mission of this remodel by architect Keith Foster was to return Brook Hollow’s worn features to a better iteration of its first-generation A.W. Tillinghast design. Foster achieved magnificent results by accentuating the pedestal-like greens and bringing back their squared-off edges, installing steep-faced bunkers (as opposed to their previously flashed faces) and re-introducing several of Tillinghast's “great hazard” sand wastelands on holes like the par-5 15th.
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Maridoe Golf Club
Private
Maridoe Golf Club
Carrollton, TX
4
64 Panelists
Architect Steve Smyers and his associate Patrick Andrews transformed the old Columbian Club in designing Maridoe Golf Club outside Dallas, which earned third-place in Golf Digest's 2018 ranking of the Best New Courses. Smyers' design can challenge the best players in the world—with the plates tipping out at 7,800 yards—with shaved-off areas around the undulating green complexes but also tempting better players into taking aggressive lines off the tee. The course hosted charitable exhibition tournaments during covid to raise money for the club's charity.
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Dallas Athletic Club: Blue
Private
Dallas Athletic Club: Blue
Dallas, TX
4
24 Panelists
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Golf Clubs At The Tribute The Tribute
3.9
25 Panelists
From Golf Digest Architecture Editor emeritus Ron Whitten: A story about the late country music superstar Waylon Jennings comes to mind—when he was asked once to watch a tribute artist’s performance. The young singer looked like Waylon, sang like Waylon, had Waylon's mannerisms and stage presence. After the show, the kid asked the legend what he thought. You’re good, Waylon told him, but you’ll always be one hit behind.So it is with The Tribute Golf Links, a Tripp Davis design on the eastern shore of Lake Lewisville, north of Dallas. It’s one of the best replica courses in the country, replicating 18 of Great Britain’s most iconic golf holes, as good a links experience as one could expect on Bermuda turf.Some holes are more homage than duplicates. The par-3 fifth is Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp, and while architect Davis nailed the topography, the green is far bigger than the original, a grudging concession, I suppose, to the demands of public golf.Conspicuously absent from The Tribute is North Berwick’s par-3 Redan hole. Davis’ original routing had it slotted as his 14th hole, but in construction it was replaced in favor of Muirfield’s heavily bunkered par-3 13th, which is now labeled “Tripp’s Favorite.”My point is, most of the holes are dead ringers, until you look closely. The 418-yard par-4 16th seems like a painstaking reproduction of the famed 16th at Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, with a sneaky burn wrapping itself around its steeply pitched green. The problem is, The Tribute was built in 2000. In 2007, the Turnberry Ailsa hole was remodeled in preparation for the 2009 Open, lengthened and turned into a dogleg right, with new fairway bunkers and a new approach angle over the burn into the green. Should The Tribute have followed suit and remodeled its 16th to conform? Or is it OK that the hole remains as built to remind golfers just how good Ailsa’s 16th was before its remodeling?The Tribute's first, 17th and 18th are full-scale reproductions of the first, 17th and 18th at the Old Course at St. Andrews, complete with the Swilcan Burn and Valley of Sin on the last green. Though The Tribute’s par-4 17th is certainly the Road Hole at St. Andrews, including the blind tee shot over faux black sheds, a Road Bunker left and to the right a road and rock wall, it measures 471 yards, not the 495 yards that the real Road Hole has played in The Opens of 2010 and 2015. Of course, that was from a temporary tee installed just for those Opens, so maybe there’s no necessity for The Tribute to expand its Road Hole. Still, if a purist expects the total experience when playing The Tribute, will he or she be disappointed if it's not the accurate length?Therein lies the conundrum for any copycat course. They’re always one renovation behind.
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Lakewood Country Club
Private
Lakewood Country Club
Dallas, TX
3.9
24 Panelists
Lakewood Country Club is ranked 35th in Texas
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Royal Oaks
Private
Royal Oaks
Dallas, TX
3.8
26 Panelists
Royal Oaks in Dallas is ranked 38th in Texas
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Stonebridge Ranch Country Club: Dye Course
3.6
23 Panelists
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TPC Craig Ranch
Private
TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney, TX
3.3
31 Panelists
TPC Craig Ranch, located in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, is a Tom Weiskopf design that plays among gently rolling hills and on the limestone banks of Rowlett Creek, which crosses the course 14 times. In 2020, the course signed a five-year agreement to host the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson. South Korean K.H. Lee captured the first two titles at TPC Craig Ranch, which surrendered low scoring in each of the three years it's held the event, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
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Dallas Country Club: Dallas
Private
Dallas Country Club: Dallas
Dallas, TX
3.3
13 Panelists
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Sherrill Park: One
Public
Sherrill Park: One
Richardson, TX
3.1
16 Panelists
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Indian Creek Golf Club: Lakes
Public
Indian Creek Golf Club: Lakes
Carrollton, TX
2.7
24 Panelists
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