The Dallas Athletic Club features two golf courses, both of which share similar timelines. The Blue was designed by Ralph Plummer, who came back years later in order to create the Gold. Jack Nicklaus heavily renovated the Blue course during the early ‘80s, and then returned years later to do the same at the Gold. Although the Blue is traditionally hailed as the better of the two (having hosted the 1963 PGA Championship), the Gold can provide a mighty test, offering more than 7,100 yards from its back tees.
The Gold is located on the southern portion of the property, and lacks access to the large ponds and creeks that make the Blue a championship challenge. This is all relative, of course: There are plenty of aquatic hazards for players on the Gold course. Players will notice that No. 15 stands out as the only par three not featuring a forced carry across a pond to reach the green.
The closing hole may trump that of its elder sibling: a three-shot par five that double-doglegs around two ponds and calls for a laser-accurate third shot into a green well defended by bunkers.