featured in Dallas Morning News List of Top Golf Courses In Texas!!
Since Crown Colony Country Club's opening in 1979, it has been regarded as one of the top golf destinations in Texas. PGA professional, Bruce Devlin and golf architect, the late Robert von Hagge, used the natural East Texas landscape to create their masterpiece. From the Championship Tees, the par 72 course plays 6692 yards; a 73.1 course rating and a slope rating of 141. With multiple bunkers on every fairway and guarding every green, with water in play on 11 of the 18 holes, with greens hard to hit and lightning fast, and a course cut through a thick forrest of massive pine and hardwood trees, this course will test your skill and patience.
The totally remodeled clubhouse offers three large dining rooms in addition to Arthur's Greenside Tavern. From the lighter fare of soups, salads and sandwiches to the delicious entrees of prime aged beef, chicken, fish and shrimp, you cannot make a mistake. Named after our founder Mr. Arthur Temple, Arthur's Greenside Tavern is the perfect place to unwind after a great day on the golf course. Click these links for the dining menu or Arthur's Greenside Tavern appetizer menu.
You are invited to come play in the SENIOR TEMPLE CUP. Where great memories are created.
1001 GOLF HOLES
YOU MUST PLAY BEFORE YOU DIE
GENERAL EDITOR JEFF BARR
HOLE #3 CROWN COLONY COUNTRY CLUB
Because of the exclusive nature of Crown Colony Country Club, not many souls are fortunate enough to take a shot at this course set amid the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. But, it's considered by many to be one of the top layouts in a state where just about all things big and tough are revered.
Crown Colony #3 certainly fits the bill. There may not be a harder hole in the great state of Texas. From start to finish, this long par 5 offers plenty of trouble and the opportunity to mark down a well-earned par.
From the tips, the tee shot requires a 225-yard carry over a winding lake that continues down the entire left side of the hole, then wraps behind the peninsula green. The fairway slopes from right to left toward the water and becomes narrower as you get closer to the green, with the smart play being to lay up about 140 yards out to set up your third shot to the L-shaped putting surface. There's not much margin for error - in addition to the water left and long, the green also is guarded by a front right bunker that discourages bail-outs.
Rare is the cowboy who can reach this green in two. KA
Source: 1001 Holes You Must Play Before You Die, Page 135, General Editor Jeff Barr, Kevin Adams Contributor
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