Trinity Forest Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7450
Slope 134
Rating 76.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Plates 72 7450 yards 76.0 134
Blue 72 7150 yards 74.8 132
White 72 6547 yards 71.8 129
Red (W) 72 6058 yards 75.3 133
Red 72 6058 yards 69.2 119
Scorecard for Trinity Forest Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 74.8/132 539 194 385 443 287 420 555 138 505 3466 416 537 205 458 592 422 390 215 449 3684 7150
White M: 71.8/129 516 175 349 409 265 373 514 110 452 3163 359 471 164 449 565 412 366 164 434 3384 6547
Red M: 69.2/119 W: 73.9/130 497 153 306 409 250 373 425 75 431 2919 347 447 138 403 546 387 346 135 390 3139 6058
Handicap 6 10 14 4 16 12 8 18 2 11 5 17 7 1 9 13 15 3
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2016
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Champion ultradwarf Bermuda Grass
Architect Bill Coore (2016) Ben Crenshaw (2016)

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Could be the most interesting venue on the PGA Tour

After playing this course a couple of times, I can't wait to see how PGA Tour players handle it. This is unlike anything else on the PGA Tour, which makes this links-like creation by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw immediately interesting. And it was certainly intriguing for me when I played it. This course is all about options – come in from the right side or the left, putt it or chip it, fly it in the air or run it up on what are usually firm, fast conditions. Then there's the beauty of this place. Rolling topography that plays differently every time you tee it up. And weather certainly plays a roll, especially the wind. This is a course that I could play every day and never get bored doing it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Hot weather

Excellent Course

Let me start with really the only negative, it’s hard to find. There are no signs on Loop 12 saying “Welcome to Trinity Forest” but I expect this will get better. I got there about an hour before the tee time, me and my playing partner got a tour from one of the head pro’s. An amazing complex, 3 ranges, practice facility for SMU, a par 3 course and a championship course you will not find anywhere in Dallas. The SMU practice facility was something to behold, an amazing facility. After the tour, we met our playing partner (Garrison Marx, another pro), super guy, great player. The course is really something to behold, there is no rough, no tee boxes, just continuous fairways and large greens. There is some scrub on the side you need to stay out of, but your caddy will help with that. We played from the back (7150 yards), but the fairways are really hard and the ball rolls a long way, it probably plays about 300 yds shorter if its dry and not windy. The greens are also very tricky, most require you to hit to spots (again, the caddy helps) and always be short, being long is very penal. Our caddies were excellent as well.

Hope I can go back again one day, I got on through a friends reciprocal. If you ever have a chance to play it, you need to do it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

This is a true golf player's club

There are a ton of private clubs in the DFW metroplex. Who needs one more?

Well, Trinity Forest is something else. It's set within the dense Trinity Forest south of Dallas, but on these particular acres, the course sits on old mining site that unearthed some pretty good sand and roll to the land - just enough for Coore-Crenshaw to do their magic.

On my first round, despite having a caddie, I felt a little brain overload standing on some of the tee boxes. there are a lot of bunkers and angles to consider. Everything isn't as in front of you as some of C & C's resort courses, and the ball can certainly roll on zoyzia fairways meant to have some fire in them. That said, this is a members club, and one that local PGA Tour players are already joining (in fact, one was in the clubhouse when were there), so a little bit of nuance and complexity in the design is certainly warranted.

There is no real estate component at Trinity Forest, just the golf facilities and eventually some stay-and-play cabins. Suffice to say it's going to be a first-class, golf-only getaway minutes from downtown.

Everything about this facility oozes "Players Club." SMU will practice here and not only is there a double-sided range, but a practice course with some flexible routing options.

Having said that, I saw several groups using Golfboards on the course, so there is a lighter side here.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
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