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Gentle Creek – “For those who truly enjoy the game of golf in a private and friendly atmosphere…” This is the branding for the Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper and it does live up to its motto.
Designed by D.A. Weibring, this 7,300 yard, 18 hole course winds through 236 acres of varied landscape that includes manicured fairways, wooded borders, elevation variations, and water hazards provided by a 20-acre lake. It can be enjoyed by average and skilled golfers alike, although beginners should take advantage of the white tees to make the most of their game. There is a reason why Gentle Creek was voted #13 of all 1,100 courses in the state of Texas.
Gentle Creek is especially known for the 9th hole. It may only be a par 3, but you’ll remember shooting over the large pond, waterfall and rock wall to get to the green. There are eight sets of tees for this one.
Another challenging par 3 faces you on the 15th hole. At 139 yards, you’ll be fighting for every one 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 fairway bordered with Pecan trees that creates a sort of wind tunnel, and make club selection extra important. Don’t fret, the green is larger than most and will allow for some inaccuracy to the right or left.
The stately clubhouse features Lakeside Grill restaurant with covered terrace, full service pro shop, fitness room, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, card room and steam room. Practice facility includes putting green, bunkered chipping green and over one acre of grass practice tees.
Gentle Creek is a members course and offers different levels of membership:
Full Membership: Includes green fees, locker, shoe care, club storage and cleaning, range balls and handicap service. Club facilities can be utilized by members, their spouse and children under the age of 23, or single, full time students still living at home.
Corporate Membership: Same privileges as Full Membership for designated corporate employees.
Senior Membership: Same privileges at Full Membership for individuals aged 65 and over, with some restricted tee times.
Non-Resident Membership: For those residing outside of a 100 mile radius of the club and any county bordering Collin County. They receive the same benefits as the Full Membership, but are limited to 4 tee times per month.
Homes at Gentle Creek
Gentle Creek Estates: This golf community is set on 630 acres of scenic Prosper countryside. Homesites are a generous 1 acre or larger in sizes with home styles ranging from patio style to custom estates surrounding the course. Custom homes range in price from $300’s to $1.5 million. In light of our current economic times, prices are down in Gentle Creek and it’s 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 up to over 4,000 square feet, with 1 or 2 story plans. Standard features of many of the homes include granite countertops, brick front porch, security system, gas fireplace with granite surround, ash, hand-stained kitchen cabinets, granite foyer, ceramic tile flooring in kitchen, utility and baths, high efficiency 13 SEER air conditioning, mahogany front door with beveled glass, crown molding in foyer, living room and dining room, wrought iron stair balusters, full sod and sprinkler systems.
Quality builders in Gentle Creek include Alford Homes, Grand Homes, Perrin Homes, Darling Homes and Dave R. Williams Homes. Make sure you contact them directly to find out about any builders promotions being offered. For instance, Grand Homes has over $50,000 off of select homes, and includes free swimming pool in some homes.
A future phase is being planned along the 18th fairway with many homes boasting lovely views of the lake and golf course. Gentle Creek is run by the Gentle Creek Homeowners Association that manages repairs, maintenance and social activities in the neighborhood.
Homeowners have the option of joining the golf club, as well as sharing an Olympic-size pool, and amenity center.
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write by Leander