The Course: Beauty, Risk, and Reward
Pine Springs Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 golf course measures 6509 yards in length and was constructed in 1999. Located just outside of Tyler, this beautiful layout, offers a great, but fair challenge to golfers of every skill level. Our clients enjoy playing among the rolling tree lined fairways, scenic lakes, tall whispering pines, lush fairways, and the consistently near perfect large, undulating greens that the Club offers. Such a great golfing experience in this gorgeous country setting gives our clients the chance to slow down and admire the true beauty of East Texas!
One should be careful as to not let the beauty of the surroundings distract them from the golfing challenge at hand. The concept of risk and reward is very much a factor at Pine Springs. Will you chose driver and risk hitting into the water on the par 4 second for the reward of running the ball to the green in the tempting gap between the water on the left and large oak on the right? Can you traverse the narrow fifth fairway with driver, danger lurking just slightly to the left and right, to arrive at the perfect landing area, leaving yourself a short pitch into a lush green? How about the straight away par 4 eighth, can you drill your drive enough to catch the last downslope and run out to an easy approach into a large green? A good tee shot from the elevated, par 5 eleventh will take you over the lake with a chance to get home in two….if you hammer your second. The intriguing par 5, dogleg right, eleventh offers a devious opportunity. Play it safe with a slight cut off the tee and you’ll be in decent shape for a good chance at birdie. Or, take the risk of cutting the corner over high trees and hitting a landing area that is backed by two small ponds for the reward of second shot of 150yds, and eagle opportunity, to a slightly elevated and getable green. The decision on the par 4 sixteenth, perhaps the most scenic hole on the course, is simple but certainly not easy. Take an aggressive line that requires a long carry over the lake that, if successfully executed, will leave a sub 100yd approach shot to a sloping, right to left green….or play it safe and rely on a mid-iron to that difficultly slanted putting surface? On to the par 3 seventeenth, the most difficult hole for many, requires a long tee shot to a smaller, sloped green, whose pin is often tucked behind the bunker guarding the right side of the green. Challenge the difficult pin position, or safely bail out to the left leaving a a long and difficult lag putt?
Regardless of the choices you make on the course, you’ll be guaranteed a very enjoyable day.
We are open to the public for daily play and offer the option of memberships. Tee times are preferred, but walk-ups will be allowed. Tee times may be made up to 7 days in advance.
Pine Springs Golf Club, simply the best public golf course & best golf value in East Texas.