The No. 5 ranking is a remarkable achievement reflecting committed ownership and a talented, knowledgeable leadership team.
With a powerful slice that soared far over the heads of the competition, Southern Oaks Golf Club has catapulted to an undeniable position among Metroplex public golf courses. Up from a ranking of 26 just two years ago, AvidGolfer named Southern Oaks Number Five in Best of Public Golf Courses 2016 in Dallas-Fort Worth. By entering the coveted ranks of the Top five, Southern Oaks Golf Club tops a list of DFW’s most prestigious and respected courses.
Southern Oaks Golf Club sits on the southernmost edge of Fort Worth, straddling into the bedroom community of Burleson. It is the home course for the TCU Men’s and Women’s teams as well as several area high schools, and enjoys an active membership with a number of regular tournaments.
“The heart of Southern Oaks is its golfers,” said Club General Manager Brian Matt. “Our goal in continually improving this course is to create a truly enjoyable golf experience with the type of touches golfers notice and appreciate. That encompasses everything from maintenance and aeration to food and events.”
Southern Oaks is known for its unspoiled natural beauty, challenging holes and attentive staff of experienced golf professionals. In its ranking, AvidGolfer noted, “Owners continue to improve the place, and the new outdoor patio rocks!”
The nod to improvements is particularly gratifying to both Mr. Matt and Head Superintendent Jorge Croda. The current owner acquired the club just three years ago, in a state of neglect and in need of serious investment. The subsequent transformation includes white sand bunkers, a new, energy-efficient pump and a newly constructed five-thousand square foot event center.
“This recognition from AvidGolfer is a testament to the commitment of our owners and the talent of Mr. Croda and his crew who poured thousands of hours of labor into the aesthetic and physical improvements players enjoy,” said Mr. Matt. “But this is a proud moment for our entire staff. Together, they have embraced the momentum inspired by our new owners, and stepped up our offering in every area of service and amenities.”
AvidGolfer’s “Best Of” rankings are a go-to for golfers living in and visiting North Texas. “We’ve worked hard to overcome the image thrust upon us as the course became run down over the years. In recognizing improvements and overall appeal, AvidGolfer has validated the heart and hard work that’s put Southern Oaks on top!”