Loved this course!!! Will be back for sure. Definitely worth the $100. Practice facilities were great. Course was very unique and challenging. Requires good tee shots if you want to have a good score, otherwise you'll be searching in the long grass and hacking your ball out.
The grounds, clubhouse and staff were all absolutely topnotch. I don't play golf but I find myself frequenting this venue for meetings, lunch and other gatherings. The Old American has a fabulous patio overlooking the course and lake with a barn in the background that gives it charm. The staff are all so friendly and attentive and they act so quickly I almost feel like they're doing too much. I hear the course is tough but fun; I've never played it myself. I have seen it listed among top courses to play in Texas. The Old American is also within walking distance to The Tribute so if you're in town to play a round you might want to stay an extra day.
Great staff, great course, great golf experience.
The course sits adjacent to The Tribute on the shores of Lake Lewisville. Most of the holes have some great views of the lake as a stunning backdrop. Even though it's only a couple of years old at this point with some maturing left to do... the conditions were tip top and the greens faster and more undulating than most I've seen around the Metroplex.
Great variety of holes with some long, challenging par 4s and some solid shorter holes mixed in. Played the back tees at 6920 yards but didn't feel like I was reaching for a fairway wood or hybrid on every second shot. Fairways are fairly generous with a significant amount of run if you hit the right lines and angles. Some of the holes from the tee look intimidating with long forced carries but in actuality its was more of a visual design (intentional I bet) rather than real challenges. Also interesting were the flag sticks. Reminiscent of Scottish Links courses, the flag sticks were only about 5 feet tall. This took a couple holes to get used to as the visual difference to standard sticks created the illusion that the holes were further than where they actually sit. Air mailed a couple of the greens til we got this figured out. Played on a relatively calm day in terms of conditions - be forewarned that this course is in fact exposed to the lake. On a 20-30 mile windy day, I can see where this course would be a monster.
Note that this place is really about golf - and only golf. Its not a country club with event facilities and a full service restaurant. There is a small bar/restaurant and a relatively spartan club house and pro shop. Works fine for the golfer spending half a day, but not for the sort that likes to lounge around the club both pre- and post-round.
Wow, this place is great. Course conditions to food to lake side setting to great people. I am shocked by just how great it was
I can't wait to see how this course progresses over the years.. Opened just after I moved to Dallas,The Old American is without a doubt the best new course in DFW, if not the US! I'd like to become a member but for fear of ruining the experience by playing it on a regular basis. I'll be on the course as often as possible and look forward to each round.