Review and Rating of The Club at Rebecca Creek in Spring Branch Texas
The Club at Rebecca Creek is located in some gently rolling countryside just outside of Spring Branch. The Club at Rebecca Creek has changed hands several times over the past few years and some of the previous owned milked the course and conditions deteriorated significantly – and the drought and water issues didn't help much. In 2017 the course came under new ownership and merged with the excellent River Crossing Golf Course, which made our list of the Best Public Courses in Texas.
When we played in November 2017 several people told us that the new owners seem committed and have made several improvements to the course and Club facilities and that the conditions have improved significantly – “best conditions we’ve had in the last 10 years!”The Club at Rebecca Creek is a country course with gently rolling terrain, few to no homes, lots of wildlife, and tree lined fairways. It’s quiet and peaceful and fun to watch the deer gracefully cross the fairway.
The Club at Rebecca Creek is a true Hill Country course that’s home to stately oak tree lined fairways and gently rolling terrain.It’s a very playable course that can be fun for all levels of golfers – no bunkers or water hazards contribute to making for an enjoyable, low scoring, and relaxing round.
Some of what makes The Club at Rebecca Creek a joy to play includes:
tight tree lined fairways where you need to really spray the ballto be lost in the natural area – the first cut is playable and if you land under the trees you can usually find and play your ball
on the back nine you’ll find some interesting holes with blind shots off the tee box
there are several dog legs both left and right and a couple that offer a great risk reward shot to try and fly the trees and shorten the hole
there are some elevated tee shots as well as some slight uphill and downhill shots to the green
the "valley" (holes 1, 2, 10, and 18) are side by side, so you can bring out the big dog and let it rip – if you miss your fairway you'll be in one of the other fairways for an easy recovery shot
some sprawling stately oak trees are in the middle of the fairway and they can cause problems on your second shot if you're not accurate off the tee box
there are a couple of parable long par 5s and two short (330 and 335 yards) par 4s where you can go for the green – hard fairways can result in lots of extra roll to help you par the hole
When we played in November the fairways were in pretty good shape compared to when we played before.The hardpan soil contributes to them being firm and thin and you’ll need to manage the extra roll.Most of the fairways are a little tight and all but the "valley" four holes are tree lined.
The greens at The Club at Rebecca Creek were in pretty good shape but a few had some damage around the fringe.On the front nine most of the greens are oval and relatively flat and range in size from small to average size.The back nine greens seemed bigger, a variety of shapes, and had more slope and undulation. The greens were running around an 8 to 8.5 and are easy to read.They are firm and may not hold the ball that well unless you come in very high. They run true and we found them easy to read. The fringe was also in pretty good condition.
The pro shop has limited golf supplies, the range is adequate, the carts are in excellent condition and make sure you try the putting green before heading out. The staff is very friendly and outgoing. The Grill was closed for renovations, but beer, sandwiches, hot dogs, and snacks are available