Dallas' municipal crown jewel in pictures: Stevens Park Golf Course

DALLAS -- Some folks call it the "Little Augusta" of North Texas, while most just consider Stevens Park the best municipal golf course in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Originally designed by Jack Burke Sr. (father of 1956 Masters champion Jack Burke Jr.) in 1922, Stevens Park got a complete transformation in 2001 when it was renovated by Fort Worth-based Colligan Golf Design. Headed up by design associate Trey Kemp, the par 71 is just a little more than 6,000 yards, but it's anything but easy. The course features some sharp doglegs (but not nearly as sharp as the old course) and some tight driving areas, but it is certainly fair.

The renovation produced new routing with new tee boxes, fairways, greens, and 38 new sand bunkers. The greens are Mini Verde putting surfaces. More than 900 new trees were added throughout the golf course along with 2,000 knockout rosebushes to enhance the beauty of the course and complement the surrounding Kessler Park neighborhood. The finished redesign also features 5 sets of tees.

Located in the heart of Dallas, Stevens Park is convenient to both DFW International Airport and Love Field Airport. Easily accessible via the nearby freeways, Stevens Park is just minutes from the American Airlines Center, Cowboy Stadium, Arlington Stadium and the Cotton Bowl.

Read Mike Bailey's five-star review of Stevens Park.

Jun 23, 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.