Tenison Park has 36 holes and is notorious for all the Lee Trevino stories from his days of growing up playing at Tenison. The Glen course is the older of the two courses and has been playing over and around White Rock Creek Since 1924. The Highlands is the flagship of Tenison Park and is more scenic and fun to play after a 2000 redesign by D. A. Weibring.
In 2006 the Dallas Morning News rated Tenison Highlands as #3 in their Top 25 Best Daily Fee Courses. Overall, Tenison Highlands is an excellent course, in very good condition, with undulating greens, rolling hills, and a fair amount of variety. The fairways are forgiving and on most holes you can see what you're up against, so if you pick the right set of tee boxes you should have a fun and enjoyable round of golf.
The fairways are typically in above average condition and the greens have always been in very good condition when we've played. The greens are ample size with both slope and undulation – we didn't find putting to be a challenge. The bunkers have soft white sand that may made you want to set up your lawn chair, pop a cold one, and pretend you're at the beach.
The front nine isn't as much fun as the back but it does have a couple great holes – for example, #1 is an uphill shot and then a blind downhiller to the green and #3 has a great view and looks tough with the lake and creek encroaching into the fairway making your second shot challenging as you head to the smallest green on the course.
We really like the back nine – more variety, a little more challenging, and some great holes. In particular, the last three holes (two of them to an uphill green) and specifically #18 are great. Overall, Tenison Highlands is a great course and pretty good value – add it to you list of must plays.