Review of TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Golf Course
This review of TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Golf Course will give you our idea of what Texas Outside thinks about this golf course. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas is the the only AAA Five Diamond rated resort in Texas and it is home to two excellent golf courses – TPC Four Season Las Colinas and Cottonwood Valley Golf Course. The Resort is spectacular (excellent service, comfortable lodging, fine dining, and outstanding amenities plus a great golf stay and play package) and each of the golf courses have their own unique personality and characteristics:
- TPC is a par 70 7166 yard layout that is demanding, but fair course for all levels of play and it's home to some challenging green complexes and stunning holes
- Cottonwood Valley is about 3 strokes easier but has tighter fairways and has some holes that require precise positioning to par
TPC Four Seasons was originally designed by Jay Morrish with player consultants Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw and opened in 1983 when it became home to the annual Byron Nelson PGA Championship. The course was given a dramatic redesign in 2009 by Champions Tour player D.A. Weibring and architect partner Steve Wolford. TPC has large large undulating greens, tree-lined fairways, a variety of creeks and ponds, and panoramic views of the Dallas horizon – all on a course that's inviting to pros and recreational golfers alike.
It's not often that you get to walk in the footsteps of PGA Tour legends and try to par some of the holes that the Byron Nelson Championship winners like Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Payne Stewart, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and Jason Day most likely birdied!
TPC is a par 70 with yardages ranging from 5030 to 7166 yards and it's regarded as a shotmaker's course with challenging green complexes that will test a pro's skills yet provide a fun and memorable round for us recreational players. TPC has some beautiful holes, cascading water falls, lush fairways, huge majestic homes, strategically placed bunkers, contoured fairways, berms and swales, water hazards, minor ups and downs, dog legs, and top notch service – it just doesn't get much better and TPC is a must play course. And the good news is that it's only available for play if you're a member or a guest at the Resort, which you're going to love. Read our review of the Four Seasons Resort & Golf Club to find out why this is one of the best Resorts in Texas.
Some of the holes that we really enjoyed and can't wait to play again include:
- #3 is the #1 handicap and it's a beautiful 528 par 5 with an elevated tee box, a water fountain in a long tee to green pond lined with lilly pads and huge beautiful homes, and a big raised green guarded by two bunkers
- #7 is a 542 yard par 5 that requires some shot making to manage a fairway that takes a sharp turn left past two big bunkers and then goes uphill past two large fairway bunkers leading to a large undulating green protected by 3 more bunkers
- #11 is the shortest par 4 on the course at 323 yards but from the tips it's all carry across the lake that goes from the tee box to past the green – this is your opportunity to risk it all and go for it or play conservative and bit off less of the lake to carry – you'll also need to avoid 4 strategically placed bunkers
- D. A. Weibring saved the best holes for last – 17 is a beautiful downhill par 3 and 18 is stunning with a large terraced pond with 3 sets of cascading waterfalls and the resort as a backdrop – hook it and you're wet, fade it and it’s in the trees, and an aggressive approach with most likely kerplunk into the water
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas is well maintained, beautifully landscaped, and was in near perfect condition when we played. The fairways were lush and plush and made me feel guilty when I took a divot. The fairways range from wide and forgiving off the tee box to somewhat tight. The rough was also perfect, very wide, and fairly thick. Most of the fairways are gently rolling with some ups and downs and plenty of contour.
The greens at TPC are bent grass and they are huge. They were running around a 10, ran true, in near perfect condition, and held the ball well. That's the good news – the bad news is they are raised, well guarded with bunkers, berms, and swales, and have a challenging combination of tiers, ridges, severe slope, and lots of undulation. Practice your approach shots and your putting before you head out – and you may want to spend some time on your sand game.
The bunkers at TPC are strategically placed, range in size from small pot bunkers to huge monsters, and most are steep and deep. The sand is great – soft and thick and fun to hit from.
Bottom line – a must play 18 holes, a first class resort, excellent amenities, and top notch service.
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Service is top notch and unequalled! The pro shop is huge and well stocked with everything you need to look good and play well. The options on food range from the cart lady to fine dining to burgers by the pool. The practice facilities are excellent.