The cat's out of the bag! Golf Digest revealed to golfers nationwide what local pros have known all along.... if you want to hit the greens in Texas, the Tyler area is the best place for a golfer to call home.
"Number one East Texas has very small community," says Justin hill. "Second, it's easy to get on the golf courses because its not very crowded, number 3 the beauty of East Texas has a lot of pine trees."
The public and private courses scattered in and around Tyler were graded on several criteria to rank it 58th out of 314 metropolitan cities, including... population of the city, average cost, value, course access, and the magazine's places to play star ranking then they factored in weather.
"There's a lot of reasons they would rank it that way," says David Pruett. "A lot of people com here. We get rounds in under four hours on a normal course and if you play in Dallas and big metropolitan areas it takes five to six hours to play a hole of golf and you lose your concentration."
Course pros at Garden Valley Golf Resort and Hollytree Country Club say East Texans aren't the only ones impressed with Tyler area golf. The fairways are often filled with commuters from the Dallas metroplex.
"It's a great value for a golfer to come and play a good conditioned golf course that can come out and play at a nice place where they are surrounded by trees and water and you have several to choose from," says Michael Harrison at Hollytree Country Club.