Gentle Creek – “For those who really enjoy golfing in a private and friendly environment …” This is the brand of the Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper and lives up to its motto.
Designed by DA Weibring, this 7,300-yard, 18-hole course traverses 236 acres of varied landscape including manicured fairways, wooded edges, elevation variations, and water hazards provided by a 20-acre lake. It can be enjoyed by average and expert golfers alike, although beginners should take advantage of the white tees to get the most out of their game. There’s a reason Gentle Creek was voted 13th out of 1,100 fields in the state of Texas.
Gentle Creek is especially known for the 9th hole. It may only be a par 3, but you will remember shooting over the large pond, waterfall, and rock face to get to the green. There are eight sets of shirts for this one.
Another challenge of 3 faces you on the 15th hole. At 139 yards, you will fight for each of them. Start by shooting over a huge pond, but don’t go too far or you’ll end up in the sand bunker directly behind the green. Add to this a pecan-lined fairway that creates a kind of wind tunnel and makes club selection all the more important. Don’t worry, the green is larger than most and will allow some inaccuracy to the right or left.
The stately clubhouse features the Lakeside Grill restaurant with covered terrace, full-service pro shop, fitness center, men’s and women’s changing rooms, game room and steam room. Practice facilities include putting green, bunkered chipping green, and over an acre of grass practice tees.
Gentle Creek is a member course and offers different levels of membership:
Full membership: includes green fees, locker, shoe care, storage and cleaning of clubs, field balls and service for the disabled. Club facilities can be used by members, their spouse and children under 23, or full-time single students still living at home.
Corporate Membership – Same privileges as full membership for designated corporate employees.
Senior Membership: The same privileges as the Full Membership for people over 65, with some restricted departure times.
Non-Resident Membership – For those residing outside of a 100 mile radius of the club and any county that borders Collin County. They receive the same benefits as the Full Membership, but are limited to 4 tee times per month.
Gentle Creek Houses
Gentle Creek Estates – This golf community sits on 630 acres of scenic Prosper countryside. The grounds are a generous 1 acre or larger in size, with home styles ranging from courtyard style to custom properties that surround the field. Custom homes range in price from $ 300 to $ 1.5 million. In light of our current economic times, prices have dropped in Gentle Creek and there has never been a better time to buy a place.
Vistas of Gentle Creek offers homes priced from $ 229,900 to $ 369,900. Sizes range from 2,103 square feet to over 4,000 square feet, with 1- or 2-story floor plans. Standard features of many of the homes include granite countertops, brick front porch, security system, granite edge gas fireplace, ash, hand stained kitchen cabinets, granite foyer, tile kitchen flooring, utilities and restrooms, 13 SEER high efficiency air conditioning, mahogany entry door with beveled glass, crown molding in foyer, living room and dining room, wrought iron stair balusters, full lawn and sprinkler systems.
Quality builders at Gentle Creek include Alford Homes, Grand Homes, Perrin Homes, Darling Homes, and Dave R. Williams Homes. Be sure to contact them directly to find out about the builder promotions on offer. For example, Grand Homes is over $ 50,000 off select homes and includes a free pool in select homes.
A future phase is being planned along 18th fairway with many homes with beautiful views of the lake and golf course. Gentle Creek is managed by the Gentle Creek Homeowners Association which manages, maintains and social activities in the neighborhood.
The owners have the option of joining the golf club, as well as sharing a lap pool and service center.