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Old American Golf Club Designed by Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA tour winner Justin Leonard, this classic American course alongside Lake Lewisville requires a careful approach. The skill and strategy needed mean that OAGC attracts accomplished golfers as well as novices who want to test themselves with sand bunkers and unique layouts. It is the host site of the Volunteers of America Classic (an LPGA Tour event) for the next three years. “Old American Golf Club pays homage to the ‘Golden Era’ of golf course architecture,” says Kristi Martin, director of sales and marketing. “It really allows you to be transported back in time to experience the game of golf in its purest form.” Old American is a semi-private club. Non-member play is available Monday through Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays after noon. Please contact the staff to book a tee time. Par: 72 Length: 7,127 yards 1000 Lebanon Road, The Colony, oldamericangolfclub.com

Indian Creek Golf Club Avid Golfer magazine named Indian Creek the Best Premium Golf Course in 2017, and there’s a good reason for that. The Creek and Lakes courses offer 36 holes of championship golf with three sets of tees to accommodate any skill level. Tree-lined fairways, tranquil lakes and the Trinity River add to the allure. Flooding shut the club down for two years in 2015. The Creek course has since reopened, but the 80-acre Lakes course is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. “The Lakes Course is one of the most affordable municipal courses in DFW,” says Director of Golf Julie Roberts, who predicts a late summer 2019 reopening of the course. “After $4 million in renovations, it will boast all new greens plus concrete cart paths and a modern irrigation system. Couple those features with new tees and fairways and it will be a true Cinderella story, a truly amazing transformation!” Par: 72 (both courses) Length: 7,235 yards (Creek), 7,000 yards (Lakes) 1650 W. Frankford Rd., Carrollton, indiancreekgolfclub.com

Golf Club at Frisco Lakes

Lake Park Golf Course

“Year after year, this track is a pronounced favorite of DFW golfers,” according to Avid Golfer. The 18-hole champion course designed by Gary Stephenson boasts a diverse array of challenging holes as well as some truly remarkable views of the lake. Multiple tees make it accessible for any golfer. Holes with peninsula-style and island greens add challenge and variety. Par: 72 Length: 7,099 yards 7170 Anthem Dr., Frisco, friscolakesgc.com

Along the shores of Lake Lewisville sits a nine-hole executive course and a scenic 18-hole championship course that was named one of the best places to play in America by Golf Digest. The generous greens, forgiving fairways and multiple tees for each hole make this relaxing golf destination a great choice for novices. The nine-hole course is open late. Hours vary by season, so call ahead at 972-219-5661. Par: 70 (Championship), 29 (Executive) Length: 6,135 yards (Championship), 1,724 yards (Executive) 6 Lake Park Road, Lewisville, lakeparkgc.com

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