You know, this is a situation that really isn't all that unusual. Stories like this aren't exactly common, but they sure aren't rare. And it's easy to understand why. You're the pilot of a small plane. Something goes wrong, but you have time to consider your options. Where are you going to try to set the plane down? On a busy highway? No, if you spy an open field, great. And if you spy a golf course, almost as good.
In this case, the emergency landing took place at Prestonwood Country Club in Plano. The pilot was the only passenger. Everyone - pilot and golfers - walked away OK.