In pictures: Colligan Golf Design transforms Fort Worth's Rockwood Park Golf Course



FORT WORTH, Texas -- Rockwood Park Golf Course, a municipal that reopened in the summer of 2017, is essentially a brand new design by Arlington, Texas-based Colligan Golf Group.

The course originally opened for play in 1938 and was designed by John Bredemus and later upgraded by Ralph Plummer. The new course, though, with the exception of some of the styling of the old bunkers and greens, has been completely redone by the design team of John Colligan and his associate Trey Kemp.

The course also has been lengthened to nearly 7,100 yards with new Tif-eagle greens, tees, fairways, bunkering, drainage and cart paths. Some of the holes, like the par 3 eighth, have elevated tees, and there's water on about a third of the holes. The ninth green is rectangular and can extend as an optional teeing ground for the first hole, a 414-yard par 4.

The course features a variety of par 3s and par 5s with two of the par 5s playing around 600 yards or longer. The back nine is the longer of the two sides, playing 3,662 yards from the tips.

Jun 22, 2017



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Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in the Houston area. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 20 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @Accidentlgolfer.


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