Review and Rating of Iron Horse in North Richland Hills, TX
Iron Horse, designed by Dick Phelps and named after the railroad that crosses the creek, is a fun and enjoyable round of golf. In 2007, Avid Golfer rated Iron Horse in it's top five "Value Priced Courses." The layout traverses through a solid hardwood forest across meandering creeks and under a railroad trestle. The course builds upon the railroad theme by deploying 3 authentic vintage railroad cars as restrooms, a snackbar and an office for the teaching staff. According to the Iron Horse website, "Iron Horse is considered a 'thinker’s course' by many because of its fantastic variety of holes and the requirement for draws, fades, "boomers" and lay-up shots off the tees and strategic plays into slick, undulating greens, that are well bunkered."
Iron Horse is a little short form all the tee boxes and only has 2 par fives and par is 70. However, the well protected greens and the dog legs require good club selection and course management. Each time we've played Iron Horse it has been in very good condition. The greens are large, fast, and gently rolling. The fairways were in above average condition.
Although there is nothing unusual or exceptionally memorable about Iron Horse, it is a good value, in above average condition, and a fun and enjoyable round of golf.