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Vaquero

Vaquero logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 2001

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (817) 379-4555

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Vaquero's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Photos:  See additional photos of Vaquero

Accolades:  Ranked 19th in Texas on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State list.

What to Expect:  Membership at Vaquero reads more like a who’s who list than it does anything else since it boasts relationships with professional athletes, PGA Tour professionals, celebrities, and the swing guru himself – Hank Haney. The Tom Fazio track found outside of Dallas puts a premium on conditioning their bentgrass greens and Zoysia fairways so that playing surfaces are ideal all year long. The gentle rolling terrain Vaquero is set on provides an easy walk for golfers wishing to stroll side by side with the shady oaks, sprawling bunkers, and occasional water features. Lastly, one would be amiss to pass by the chef at the turn that is grilling homemade pork sausages for patrons – these dogs are simply the best I’ve ever had!

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
I 71 7064 74.2 133
II 71 6581 71.7 128
III 71 6103 69.2 122
IV (Women) 71 5349 71.6 123

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  15th Hole – 464 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at Vaquero (464 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Vaquero (464 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  10th Hole – 219 Yards

10th Hole at Vaquero (219 Yard Par 3)
10th Hole at Vaquero (219 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  6th Hole – 476 Yards

6th Hole at Vaquero (476 Yard Par 4)
6th Hole at Vaquero (476 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  16th Hole – 586 Yards

16th Hole at Vaquero (586 Yard Par 5)
16th Hole at Vaquero (586 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  17th Hole – 134 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at Vaquero (134 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Vaquero (134 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  11th Hole – 474 Yard Par 4

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