Best Places to Golf in Fort Worth, Texas
PHOTO CREDIT: Antony Boshier
The Fort Worth club scene is always in full swing with more than 20 nice golf courses located within the city itself. Here is some interesting background on five of them:
Mira Vista Country Club
Well-known PGA golfer Tom Weiskopf helped design Mira Vista, where native grasses and thousands of wildflowers provide a park-like environment. The par-71, 6,849-yard public course is highlighted by hole No. 11, a 540-yard par 5 that was ranked Best Hole No. 11 in America by Golf Digest in 2000.
The Golf Club at Champions Circle
The Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel overlooks this impressive 18-hole golf destination that was designed by Greg Norman and Jay Morrish. it opened in 2000 and hte public course plays 7,147 yards for a par 72 from the back tees. Champions Circle features bermuda grass, undulating greens and challenging fairways.
Ridglea Country Club
Ridglea Country Club offers two challenging courses: the Family Course and the Championship Course, each complete with its own driving range, short game area, indoor teaching facility and stocked golf shop. Both courses have played host to local, state and national amateur golf tournaments.
Colonial Country Club
Colonial was built in 1936 by Marvin Leonard of the locally famous Leonard Bros. department stores. The 18-hole, par-70 private layout is consistently rated one of the best courses in the United States, as evidenced by it hosting the 1941 U.S. Open, the 1975 Tournament Players Championship and the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open. It continues today to showcase an annual PGA Tour event, the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Hawks Creek Golf Club
This challenging 6,847-yard, par 72 layout opened in 2002 and was designed by respected golf course architect John Colligan. Hawks Creek has a number of tree-lined fairways as well as strategically placed bunkers and natural water hazards. The public venue also features a putting green, chipping area and driving range.
Rivercrest Country Club
Fort Worth’s oldest country club, Rivercrest opened in 1911. Located five miles from downtown Fort Worth, the club was the first in Texas to include residential housing on its acreage and the first to stage a statewide women’s golf tournament. The club’s 6,368-yard course has hosted legends of the game including Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
The Golf Club at The Resort
This 6,626-yard, par-72 layout is a championship-caliber course on the eastern shore of Eagle Mountain Lake. Rolling hills and abundant wildlife highlight the topography, and The Golf Club at The Resort has been ranked by GolfWorld among the finest layouts in northern Texas. It has also been rated one of the most challenging in the state by the United States Golf Association.
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