Birmingham Forest Lake & Golf Club first opened for play in 1969
Birmingham Forest Lake & Golf Club plays to a maximum 9-hole distance of 2,873 yards and a par of 36.
The terrain on this course is hilly. This course has medium-sized, elevated greens and narrow fairways that are lined with pine trees. Two of the fairways on this course are doglegs. There is a beautiful lake that comes into play on two holes, including #9, a 155-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over the lake. There are additional sets of tees for those who wish to play a double loop eighteen hole round.
Birmingham Forest Golf Club is a family owned 9 hole course. It's nickname is "the toughest little course in Texas." The rolling fairways meander around a spring fed lake and through dogwoods, redbuds, and azaleas.
The course starts off slow and gets better asyou move along. On the first four holes you'll ask yourself "why is this named the toughest little course in Texas," but when you see #5 and the next 4 holes, you'll understand why. #5 (a 479 yard par 5) is a beaut that requires a carry downhill over some rough from an elevated tee box and a precise drive to avoid the creek and pond and ideally land at the bottom of the severely sloping downhill fairway.
Course management and accuracy are required for the last few holes and # 7 is another example of a tough one - a short 338 yard par 4 dog leg right from an elevated tee box. Drive it left, right, or too long and you're in the trees and too short means you can't make the turn. Or you can try the risk reward opportunity and fly the trees, cut off the dog, and shorten the hole, but you need to nail it or you're lost in the woods or in the pond protecting the approach to the green. And #9 is another fun one - a 180 yard par three from an elevated tee box across the natural area and a pond to land on an elevated small turtle top green protected by a huge oak in front.
$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2011 at 10am
You can't beat the price any where. It is a very old nine hole course. All most every hole is surronded by trees so any mis-hit and you will have to go hunting. Greens are very well kept fairways are a little rough but it's do to a lack of watering in the Texas heat. Over all a hard course for a beginner but cheap enough just to go out and learn them game.
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