The Tribute - Texas - USA

The Tribute at The Colony,
1000 Lebanon Road,
The Colony,
Texas (TX) 75056,
USA


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  • Mike McCabe

  • Tripp Davis

  • Chip Graham

The Colony, a suburb north of Dallas, features two golf clubs designed by Tripp Davis. One is the semi-private Old American club and its next door neighbor is The Tribute, an 18-hole greatest hits compilation of the best golf holes of the British Isles.

Although the Texas landscape won’t quite provide the bounce of links golf, the winds coming off of Lewisville Lake can be quite convincing. Other than that, Davis did his best to emulate the classic holes, including positioning a maintenance shed to represent the hotel at the corner of No. 17’s Road Hole.

Want some insight into what the architect’s favorite linksland hole is? We have a hunch, based on the name of No. 14. “Tripp’s Favorite.” It certainly implies Davis is fond of its inspiration, No. 13 at Muirfield. We do have one wee complaint: The “Postage Stamp” green seems considerably more welcoming than the same hole at Troon.

When the PGA opens its new headquarters in nearby Frisco, those who have tired of the brand’s American golf can head over to The Tribute for at least a whiff of the old world’s game.

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Description: Template holes from eleven famous Scottish links courses were used by Tripp Davis to create the course at The Tribute Golf Club. Golfers even have to drive over a shed to the right of the tee at the Road Hole 17th. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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Joe Egan

The Tribute is for certain one of the best public golf courses in Dallas- Fort Worth. Situated 30 or so miles northwest of Big D, The Tribute is part of a 36-hole complex that includes Old American, another course on many best of Texas lists. It is a fun idea to copy a lot of famous Scottish holes, including the first and 18th of St. Andrew's, the most celebrated course on the isle. A member of our threesome said it was the greatest mock links he had played in Texas. Thanks to Lewisville Lake, I agree there are many traits that remind this place of a seaside links. Among the courses copied in this routing are Scottish giants Muirfield, Prestwick, Turnberry, and the aforementioned home of golf, St. Andrew's. The par three fifth is an awesome replica of Troon's postage stamp green that you'll no doubt enjoy. The 17th aims to play the part of the Road Hole with a sign blocking a potential tee ball hitting right, a la the hotel on the real course. I have heard from a few that conditions out here are less than ideal during the winter, but I played during Texas' hottest season so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. The greens roll and were firm, but I did see several patches of dead grass in the fairway; these circumstances, however, are in no manner a way of telling you not to platy here. I would argue that The Tribute should be higher on Texas' top 100 lists given its fun factor, nod to the greats, and stunning vistas you won't find at many other courses in DFW. Tribute is a great love letter to Scotland.

February 15, 2022
7 / 10
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They say a copy of an original is never as good but I would argue that The Tribute comes as close as you can get to the great golf courses it mimics. Each hole is based on famous Scottish holes which is some feat given the course resides in the heart of North Texas.

Too often courses are ranked highly due to their toughness and guarding of par but for the Tribute, the key is fun. You can kinda see the Scottish holes in the Texas countryside and the course is very playable meaning you can really have a go at some classic holes.

This is the course that made me want to take up the game again and if its faux Scottish holes can do that for me, I bet you will find a lot of enjoyment out of them as well. Truly a must-play amongst the public tracks of Dallas!

December 03, 2016
8 / 10
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