Situated four miles south west of downtown Dallas, Stevens Park Golf Course was originally designed in 1924 by Jack Burke Senior, club professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston and runner-up at the 1920 U.S. Open.
Colligan Golf Design breathed new life into Stevens Park in 2011, when twelve holes were rerouted, extra yardage added, tees, fairways, bunkers and greens were renovated and 900 new trees were planted.
A feature hole at Stevens Park is the 413-yard par four 15th which, from an elevated tee, there is perhaps the best view of “Big D” to be found in the city.
I played Stevens Park in the summer of 2017 and it was a pleasant surprise. It was in great shape for a muni and offered a great layout along with a couple great views of Dallas. The money that was spent on the restoration of this course was apparent. There are a number of narrow tee balls and trees in some odd places, however, it added to the experience. I would't say this is a can't miss if you are in the DFW area, however, if you have a day to fill, I would not hesitate at all in setting up a time to have a game here. It was well worth it.
Color me surprised, this course is FUN! Sure its a little short but from the back tees you will have more than your fair share of carries over creeks, the greens are square (but in great shape, which isn't often said about munis) and the course has enough strategically placed trees to make you start wondering whether the devil exists.
If I lived in Dallas, this would be a course I played a lot and you should too if you are in DFW.