- Address5000 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217, USA
- Championships hosted
Trinity Forest may be the new kid on the block but it has an old soul. Coore and Crenshaw have taken the best of their design elements from courses like Sand Hills Golf Club and have mixed them with the aesthetics of links golf resulting in a fun and challenging golf course that wouldn’t feel out of place in Scotland or Ireland.
Coore and Crenshaw’s signature flourishes are evident throughout with gaping, unruly bunkers and several forced carries. Yet the linkages to the origins of the game are clearly present with the course featuring blind shots, a Postage Stamp-style green and with the Texas wind blowing, a golfer’s ground game will be put to the test.
Some holes of note are the par five, 5th hole featuring an uphill, blind tee shot which sets up a blind downhill second or third shot. The 8th is a long par three that has a gargantuan ridge in the middle of the green. Finally, the par four 14th is drivable by almost any golfer but the risks are great due to the strategically placed bunkers and an elevated green.
The course’s undulations, blind shots and sandy features feel completely natural which makes Coore and Crenshaw’s efforts even more remarkable given that the course is located on a northern Texas landfill.
Trinity Forest Golf Club’s expressed intention is to bring major championship golf to the Dallas area and the layout is clearly designed with the pros in mind, maxing out at 7,450 yards and having enough space between holes to accommodate galleries. The course played host to the PGA’s Byron Nelson tournament in 2018 and as it matures, will certainly give the USGA and the PGA championship committees something to think about.
Trinity Forest is a must-play for any fan of links golf or Coore and Crenshaw.
Article and pictures courtesy of Pete Flanigan
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Coore and Crenshaw Inc. was established in 1986, but five years passed before the partnership made a real architectural impact when the Plantation course at Kapalua burst onto the scene in 1991.
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