Crown Colony opened in 1978 and has consistently been rated as one of the top courses in Texas by a number of different sources, including Golf Week's ranking Crown Colony in the top 75 nationwide. We believe the course is well deserving of all the accolades – it is very scenic, in near perfect condition, challenging but fair, and memorable. This is the only course we've ever played where all of the par 3 are challenging, fun, beautiful, and some of the best in the state. The amenities are outstanding and the service is first class.
The front nine is really fun to play with it's gently rolling hills, mounds and berms, and fairways and greens that are in excellent position. Huge beautiful homes line some of the fairways on one side and trees or water cover the other side of the fairway. No two holes are the same and you'll encounter a lot of dog legs on this nine. You'll also find some cascading water falls, lakes, and huge bunkers.
The back nine seems a little easier and not quite as scenic. Most of the fairways are lined with trees and a variety of homes on both sides of the fairway. The fairways are flat to gently rolling with doglegs on #10, #11 and #14 that require you to work the ball If you focus, this nine should result in a good score and a very enjoyable round.
Crown Colony is short at 6692 from the tips and on most holes you can leave the driver in the bag. Trees and water and some fairway bunkers can cause a problem, but course management, club selection, and a fairly straight shot should position you ok for the approach. The approach is what makes this course tough and accuracy to the green is critical. Crown Colony's greens aren't your typical cookie cutter round greens – they are small, various shapes (a couple are oblong) and sizes, and plateau or turtle top. Not only are they small but they are well protected with bunkers, water, or a slope to the trees. You really need to stuff your approach shots and the ball needs to bite the green, or you're in a trap, water, or down the hill. Once you're on the green, they are gently sloping, true, and somewhat fast. Make sure you spend some time at the range practicing your short game and trap shots if you want to score well.
Crown Colony has an excellent and economical Stay and Play package that includes golf, overnight accommodations in a well appointed Villa next to the club house. Plus you are entitled to full use of all of the country club's amenities (bar, full service restaurant, excellent locker rooms, pool, range, racquetball and tennis courts. To learn more about this fantastic package, read our review. What are you waiting for, pick up the phone and book a tee time and Villa on this must play course. You will want to play this course over and over again.