Tanglewood Golf course is part of the Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center on beautiful Lake Texoma. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and renowned architect Ralph Plummer and was completed in 1973. The course is tree lined and flat to gently rolling terrain with a couple holes that take advantage of the hills.
The fairways were in very good condition and fairly narrow – miss them and you are in some deep rough, so play the clubs that you hit straight and you should score well. Water comes into play on 7 holes and except for a couple of tough approach shots, you should be able to avoid getting wet. In general the course is not that challenging – there is no real tree trouble, on most holes you can see the pin, and the majority of the bunkers are around the green. Depending on how the rough is cut, it can be a challenge.
The greens were replaced in 2007 with a new type of grass – Diamond Zoysia and when we played they were still maturing and should be in excellent condition within another month. The greens are above average size, have minor undulation, and seemed slow and true.
There are a couple memorable holes, but most of the holes are straightforward with a similar look and play. Tanglewood is a typical resort course designed to ensure that you have a good and enjoyable round so you’ll come back and play it again. Don’t misinterpret this review, Tanglewood is an excellent course, at a reasonable value, and very enjoyable to play. Tanglewood Resort is fantastic and offers great accommodations, very good food, lots of amenities and fun things to do, and a very attractive Stay & Play package – so what are you waiting for, grab the family and some friends and head up to Tanglewood.