Golfing galore, breweries, zip lining, nightlife. It’s All Here. If you’re planning a golf weekend getaway trip, we’ve outlined a fun and adventurous itinerary showcasing all there is to see and do in Plano on and off the course.
Plano Golf Courses
Pecan Hollow Golf Course
Pecan Hollow has been a longstanding favorite, offering a 7,026 yard championship golf course with mini-verde greens and 5 sets of tees to offer a challenge for every level of golfer. Throughout their golf course, you will find impeccable conditions, beauty, fast greens that roll true and smooth and white sand bunkers guarding greens and fairways. If you find yourself without enough time to play a round, make sure you stop-in to use their new practice facilities. Their driving range has recently been expanded and is now lighted at night to offer everyone time to practice. We also have a five-hole short course, a chipping green with three practice bunkers, and a 14,000 square foot putting green. Pecan Hollow offers a fully stocked golf shop with a friendly and professional staff ready to meet you.
Ridgeview ranch golf course
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course features an exceptional Jeffrey D. Brauer design, which boasts more than 80 newly renovated and strategically-placed bunkers, several creeks, and gorgeous rock outcroppings. They are known for their fantastic course conditions and perfect mini-verde greens. Ridgeview Ranch features a golf course that can test the most advanced golfers, but with four sets of tee boxes, it can be played by golfers of all skill levels. Ridgeview Ranch has become one of the most popular courses in the entire DFW Metroplex over the past several years.
The courses at watters creek
The Courses at Watters Creek includes multiple courses appealing to a broad spectrum of golf skill levels. Their courses were recently updated and consist of The Traditions Course (stunning 18-hole course great for any skill level), The Futures Course (6-hole short course great for newer players) and The Players Course (9-hole course perfect for the experienced golfer). Redesigned to be more accessible to all players, these courses are catered to your length of play and skill level which make for the perfect golf experience.
Breweries, zip lining, nightlife. It’s All Here. If you’re planning a weekend golf getaway let us help you build your own fun and adventurous itinerary.
With over 1000 restaurants, from breweries to barbecue and everything in between, Plano is for serious foodies.
Try it all at Legacy Hall! In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to old fashioned hamburgers and duck fat fried chicken. There is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.
Plano’s Granite Park Boardwalk has the same energetic but simultaneously relaxing feel that everybody knows and loves when it comes to boardwalks. The Boardwalk at Granite Park offers various restaurants with relaxing patio dining spots, a live entertainment stage, outside games like Connect Four and Corn-Hole, and is a great place to stroll, dine, and unwind. Be sure to grab a beer from Union Bear’s in-house brewery and relax on the patio!
For all your adventures outside of the golf course, Plano has something for everyone. From a treetop adventure course to a Texas-shaped pool and bowling to nightlife, there is plenty to keep you as busy or as relaxed as you want to be.
Some of Plano’s walkable entertainment districts include the Downtown Plano Arts District, Legacy West, and The Shops at Legacy.
Legacy West is known as a “city within a city”; it is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to hang after a long day on the course. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail and restaurants. Here, visitors can satisfy every craving, whether for steak or a good old-fashioned milk shake, French bistro fare, or a perfect plate of pasta. Be sure to check out Haywire’s third floor outdoor patio complete with an airstream, cigar lounge, and fire pit overlooking the Legacy Hall Box Garden.
Legacy Town Center is a mélange of homes, businesses, shops, hotels, restaurants and open spaces all in an urban village-style setting. The Shops at Legacy features an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings and more retail. The development is also home to the Angelika Film Center & Café, a stylish five-screen boutique cinema devoted to independent specialty film, as well as some of the area’s best restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Fleming’s, and Mexican Sugar. Don’t miss the nightlife at CRU, Ebb & Flow, Peppersmash, Ringo’s Pub, Sambuca 360, Scruffy Duffies, and Shakertins.
Not to be missed is the Downtown Plano Arts District, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America by Livability.com, offering a charming setting for a simple stroll, a unique dining experience, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment at McCall Plaza.
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where to stay
With over 7,200 hotel rooms in Plano, there are plenty of options at various price points. For a complete list of hotel options in Plano, and to filter various prize points and amenities, see our Places to Stay page.
There are several full-service options near our entertainment districts. The beautiful 299-room Hilton Dallas Plano Granite Park is the premier hotel at The Boardwalk at Granite Park. The Shops at Legacy is anchored by the 417-room and newly renovated Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. The 304-room luxurious Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West is the headquarter hotel at Legacy West.
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