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.