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Dallas is no stranger to gargantuan golf tournaments, but this big city boasts practice options in clubs both public and private to keep Texans golfing the greens in a big way. Check out the top five public greens in Dallas.

Price: $17 Mon to Thurs/$22 Fri to Sun and holidays
Hours: Daily, sun up to sun down

Within the eye-catching Trinity River Forest, lies the expansive L.B. Houston golf course. Including a driving range, putting green and bunker for enhancing skills, the course winds through fairways bordered by pecan trees and more than 10 ponds for water-hazard experience and accuracy training as well. Since 1960, L.B. Houston’s Bermuda greens have been well played by juniors and professionals alike. Featuring a snack bar and fully-stocked golf shop, this site proves to be more than just a great public golf course. It’s a community asset, especially with its First Tee program, a non-profit that helps provide an education in values and character to its young participants through golf.

Price: $35 Mon to Thurs/$43 Fri to Sun and holidays (Tenison Highlands)
Price: $17 Mon to Thurs/$22 Fri to Sun and holidays (Tenison Glen)
Hours: Daily, sun up to sun down

Tenison Park is home to both the Tenison Highlands and Tenison Glen golf courses, whose beauty drew in stars as big as Titanic Thompson and Lee Trevino. Both public courses have 18 holes of gorgeous, sloping landscape. Tenison Glen snakes through White Rock Creek for added picturesque scenery. Since 1924, Tenison has been the clear choice for Dallas denizens for both tournaments and practice. PGA and LPGA instructors are available to develop budding golfers and prepare athletes for golf association competitions.

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Price: $22 Mon to Thurs/$27 Fri to Sun and holidays
Hours: Daily, sun up to sun down

Cedar Crest Golf Course was the site of the 1927 PGA Championship. It has been one of Dallas’ favorites ever since. Designed by A.W. Tillinghast, facilities include free Wi-Fi, a grill and a pavilion. Private lessons and junior programs are a must for families here. But it’s the skyline view of downtown that draws most golfers in to enjoy the course and its landscaped terrain. As an extra bonus, birthday golfers get a complimentary bucket of balls.

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Price: $17 Mon to Thurs/$22 Fri to Sun and holidays
Hours: Daily sun up to sun down

This recently renovated course set against a backdrop of shimmering lakes and pecan trees is continuing to grow and improve, with plans for an outdoor pavilion and grill. Keeton Park was the prime choice of Tony Martinez for his school of golf. New carts, championship tee boxes and redesigned greens and bunkers are a hit with golf enthusiasts. Keeton also serves as a local Audubon Sanctuary, supporting local natural wildlife and flora within the city.

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Price: $24 Mon to Thurs/$31.00 Fri to Sun and holidays
Hours: Daily, sun up to sun down

Stevens Park Golf Course has been given a complete makeover, a renaissance designed by John Colligan. The course now enhances the beautiful Kessler Park neighborhood’s classic style with more than 1,000 rosebushes and nearly as many trees. Its borders encompass 38 sand bunkers and 18 holes as well as new tee boxes nestled between fairways and greens. Juniors, ladies, men, seniors and championship tees prove Stevens Park fares as both a challenging and enjoyable course for golfers of all levels.

Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at

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