Consistent upkeep is one of the most important factors to consider when planning a round of golf, as you don't want to find yourself three-putting on greens as slow as U.S. Open rough. Fortunately, you can always depend on Tenison Highlands to be in better condition than most other public courses. That it can be whipped into championship shape quickly is a big part of why the USGA chooses it for qualifying rounds, and why the Dallas City Championship tournament is held there each year. Of course, the rolling terrain, tons of trees, nice pro shop and rich history don't hurt, either. The one downside is that it's on the pricey side for a muni. But if you're on a budget, there's always Tenison Park's other course, Tenison Glen—a decent course in its own right.