Golf in East Texas

There are excellent golf courses in Northeast Texas, less than two hours from the heart of Dallas. When the need to walk the green hits, throw your clubs in the car and head to an East Texas Bed and Breakfast. Read on to learn more about two favorite East Texas Golf Courses.

Lake Fork Golf Course is an 18 hole semi-private course designed by Williams and Gill. It is close to both Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfasts and Quitman TX Bed and Breakfasts. Fairways are relatively short and challenging, greens are a fairly large. Some of what makes the Lake Fork challenging is also what makes it beautiful: thousands of trees including native oak, persimmon, pecan and magnolia; and 15 water hazards. The course sits on the West Banks of the Lake Fork Reservoir, which is called the Bass Capital of Texas; you may want to bring your fishing poles, too. See Lake Fork Golf Course for additional information.

Garden Valley Golf Club is a lovely course designed by John Sanford, located about 20 miles northwest of Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfasts. This course has been named “The Augusta National of Texas”, a moniker that is not given lightly. It is a beautiful place with rolling greens, towering pine trees, and colorful dogwoods and azaleas. The Dogwood Course is as challenging to play as it is lovely to look at – and that’s saying something. In the mood for a blind shot to the green? Try the par-5 fifth hole. Like to hit over the water? The par-4 third hole awaits. Is it thrilling for you to look for your ball in a clump of azaleas? The par-3 fourth hole is for you. You get the picture. See Garden Valley Golf Club for additional information.

No matter what happens on the fairway, you’ll be pampered at your inn of choice. Start each day with a sumptuous breakfast (you’ll burn calories every time you hit the ball). Conclude each day with a glass of something refreshing on the porch.

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