Golf Course Review: The Links At Lands End
Used to be GREAT - now just MEH
This place had been a favorite for our group to stay and play for a while (7 total stays in the past 4 years).
In the spring we noticed a much colder reception from the staff and were even told the course was "getting away from stay and play packages to focus on the locals". The cost has gone up a little each time. Our most recent attempt to book was met with a huge price hike and continued cold reception from the pro shop.
This place is no longer worth it. The course was average-to-above average, but not something to drive 2 hours from DFW to play. The ONLY thing that kept us coming back was the friendly service and lodge for hanging out after the round with the group. The friendly service is gone and the lodge is getting expensive while they are allowing it to fall apart. The course continues to deteriorate as well.
Instead of this now over-priced, out-of-the-way place we are going onto Airbnb to rent a house and then play multiple courses around the rental. This way we get the "lodge" but are then not stuck with one course. We also aren't stuck 35-45 minutes from a decent dinner like being out at Lake Fork.
Three or four years ago I would have rated this place a 5 and over-looked the lack luster location. Now it's not close with the more than double fee, course maintenance issues, lodge getting old with no updates or maintenance, and staff that told our group they didn't focus on us.
Based on my experience: I would not play the course again.