Review & Rating of Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury, TX
Pecan Plantation Country Club in Granbury was a very pleasant surprise and one of those courses we would love to play again. The course was built in the early 70's and then redesigned by Colligan Golf Group in 2013. After your round at Pecan Plantation you'll have a much better feel for the layout and where to place the ball and should have a great round. The course is short by today's standards 4537 to 6689 yards with 5 tee boxes but it requires some shot making and good course management skills to score well.
Some of what we really liked about Pecan Plantation Country Club included:
the conditions from tee to green were very good and the course is well maintained and manicured
there are some really fun holes
the layout will test your skills with tough approach shots, dog legs left and right, uphill and downhill shots, huge bunkers, dense rough, and some tight fairways
it's somewhat scenic with lots of trees, white sand bunkers, ponds with fountains, rolling terrain, and some beautiful homes lining the fairways
the amenities for members are excellent
The first hole at Pecan Plantation Country Club was a beauty and evoked some "wows" from our foursome. It's a 394-yard par 4 with an elevated tee shot downhill and then a dog right over a deep and unplayable gully to the green with a right side bunker. In addition, the fairway is tight and tree lined, the gully is reachable on a long rolling drive, and at the gully the fairway is splt but playing left is tight and risky – a fun hole!
Some of the other holes we liked included:
all of the par 3s are scenic, fun and challenging and every one has a forced carry over a pond with a water fountain to a green with a big bunker
#9 is a good hole to finish and head in for a beer before teeing off on 10 – its a 399 yard par 4 with a big carry over a pond off the tee then an uphill shot on a fairly tight tree lined fairway following by an uphill shot to a big green with a back and front big bunker
#10 is a fun 374-yard par 4 with elevated back tee boxes, a shot over a pond, then uphill and left followed by a big down hill shot to a green guarded by a bunker on the right
When we played in October the fairways at Pecan Plantation Country Club were in near perfect condition. The fairways range from tight to wide-open "let-er-rip" and all are tree lined and the majority have some homes lining both sides. They range from flat to rolling and they are firm and provide some nice roll. The rough is wide but dense and thick and coupled with the trees it makes for a tough recovery shot.
The greens at Pecan Plantation Country Club are a variety of shapes, big to huge, well guarded, and have some combination of slope, contour, or ridges. They are soft and hold the ball well but the breaks can be very subtle and pin placement can be a killer. When we played they were running a little slow (8 or so) and a tad bumpy thanks to recent rains.
The bunkers are some of the best in Texas – soft, fluffy, light, and deep sand. The lips are a tad steep and you're not likely to roll out – if you do, you'll probably be in some very deep grass before the green. The bunkers are well maintained!