Review and Rating of Pecan Trails Golf Course in Midlothian Texas
Pecan Trails Golf Course in Midlothian is an intriging course with an interesting history. In 1989 the first hole of Pecan Trails Golf Course opened on some property that was previously a nudist colony. The landowner father and son team later carved through the woods to create the next nine holes. Over the next few years a couple good deals on some adjoining property came available and over time another 12 holes were created.
What makes the course interesting is that the front nine is only 8 holes and a par 33 – 2 par 3s, a par 5, and 5 par 4s for a total of 2579 to 2724 yards. This 8 has water on three holes, tight fairways, 7 dog legs, and very small greens.
The back nine at Pecan Trails Golf Course is even more interesting – it' 13 holes with 7 par 3s, 4 par 4s, and 2 par 5s with yardages ranging from 5578 to 6028. This nine has a lot more character and is fun to play. You'll find some holes that require some shot making and good course management, some elevation changes, forced carries, dog legs, risk reward shots, and more. Some of the holes we liked on this nine included:
#9 is a tricky and challenging 255 yard par 4 – it requires a long carry over the pond and through a tight slot to a fairly wide landing zone that is easy to overrun into the trees if you're long; the fairway takes a sharp turn left to a small green; and off the tee box you've got a good risk reward shot if you think you can clear the trees
#12 is an intimidating 186 yard par 3 with an elevated tee box and an over 160 yard carry over a pond that fronts the green
#13 is a 541 yard par 5 with a cluster of trees you need to fly or take a risky shot toward the right side of a tight tree lined fairway; your second shot needs to be accurate to position you for a sharp 90 degree dog leg right to the small green which is sloping back to front
All of the fairways at Pecan Trails Golf Course are tree lined (no homes on the course) and most are very tight. If you miss the fairway it's 50/50 if you'll have a shot back to the fairway or be lost in the dense brush. The fairways are in pretty rough shape with a mixture of dirt, ants, grass, and weeds.
All of the greens are tiny and some of the smallest we've played – which puts a premium on your approach shots, I don't think I hit a single shot on the green from more than 80 yards out! Most of the greens have some degree of slope. They were running slow and very bumpy when we played.
Good news – no bunkers to worry about.
Although not in the best of shape, Pecan Trails is an interesting layout and fun to play.