Pine Dunes is southwest of Tyler near Lake Palestine, and is an Augusta/Pine Valley golf course experience to play for a day, or stay on site in one of the course's villas or condos. It was originally a small 9 hole course when the new owner Jodi Lutz purchased it in 1994, and with the help of PGA Tour Pro David Frost realized there was more potential here, and hired Jay and Carter Morrish to redesign and add an additional 9 holes.
The course now plays to 7,117 yards, 131 slope from the back tees, and is routed through stands of mature pines with open, (Augusta style) or island (Pine Valley) fairways on the rolling hills of east Texas. The course is extremely well maintained, and has a lot of sand, and the greens putt true, and are quick. Very secluded setting, interesting hole layout and variety, and reasonable rates for the quality and uniqueness of the golf course.