Review & Rating of Squaw Valley's Comanche Lakes Course in Glen Rose
Squaw Valley has 36 holes and each 18 has its own character and personality. Apache Link's front nine is a true links-style course with open fairways and lots of berms while back nine is more traditional – read our review of Apache Links to learn more. Comanche Lakes is the newest side and a fun course to play with some very nice holes and a fair amount of variety. Squaw Valley is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the state, including a 4 1/2 star rating from Golf Digest Magazine and the Dallas Morning News has ranked the courses as the #1 and #4 municipal courses in Texas.
The front nine is great, in pretty good condition and has some challenging holes with lots of water hazards. A couple of holes we loved on this nine include:
#2 which is a 520-yard par 5 that horseshoes right around a large lake plus mounds on the left, 5 fairway bunkers, and 2 more bunkers guarding the green
#5 is fun – a split fairway gives you the option to hit left (tighter with a couple bunkers but shorter) or take the longer and safer route on the right
The back nine is also fun but not quite as pretty nor does it have as much variety. as the front nine. A couple of split fairways give you some choices based on your hitting ability. #12 is a split fairway similar to #5 on the front; #14 is a fun 535 year par 5 that dog legs right around a cluster of trees and a natural area leading to huge green surrounded by 3 bunkers; and #18 is an excellent finishing hole with a risk-reward shot off the tee box and big raised green with a bunker guarding the left and right side.
The greens on Comanche Lakes are a variety of sizes and shapes – about average size with plenty of undulation, some are a roller around the perimeter! When we played in April they were still transitioning and they were running a little slow.
Comanche Lakes fairways are wide and ample off the tee with a wide first cut but if you really spray the ball you're lost in thick dense tall native grass followed by trees and brush. Not homes or barking dogs or back yards to worry about.
The bunkers are about average size and unfortunately (fortunately in my case because I found several of them) were wet and playable. The sand looked good – thick and not gritty. They could use some TLC but that may have been due to the rain preventing any maintenance.
Bottom – a fun, fair, and reasonably priced 18 holes with 5 tees giving you an opportunity to turn in a good scorel
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