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The News-Courier staff—
According to Golf Magazine’s courseraters, there’s a new No. 1 golf course in Texas.
Whispering Pines and Dallas National have shared that honor in recent ratings released annually by The Dallas Morning News.
Golf Magazine selected Wolf Point in Port Lavaca in its most recent ratings, saying: “Built as a wealthy rancher’s private playground, “The Saint Andrews of Texas” is one of the world’s most exclusive courses with only six hundred or so people having ever played it. The layout looks flat and harmless, but architect Mike Nuzzo’s brilliant cloverleaf design makes the wind a constant challenge and brings Keller Creek into play on eight holes. You won’t find ball washers, tee markers or yardages at Wolf Point, but there are camels and a private airstrip. Tom Doak says the special dwarf Bermuda greens are the best in Texas.”
Whispering Pines followed as No. 2 while Dallas National was No. 6.
Rounding out the top 10 were: Colonial (3), Trinity Forest (4), Austin G.C. (5), Oak Hills (7), Blackjack National (8), Brook Hollow (9) and Shady Oaks (10).