Stevens Park - no. 15
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Stevens Park - no. 15
Renovated by Colligan Golf Design, the signature hole no doubt at Stevens Park is the par-4 15th with the Dallas skyline in the background. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 1
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Stevens Park - no. 1
The par-4 first hole at Stevens Park is actually a tough driving hole and not much easier on the approach. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 3
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Stevens Park - no. 3
The short par-4 third at Stevens Park is a sharp dogleg right. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 5
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Stevens Park - no. 5
One of the tougher holes at Stevens Park is the long par-4 fifth. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 7
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Stevens Park - no. 7
The first of back-to-back par 3s at Stevens Park is the difficult 169-yard seventh. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 8
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Stevens Park - no. 8
The par-3 eighth at Stevens Park doesn't resemble the previous hole, another par 3. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 9
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Stevens Park - no. 9
The par-4 ninth at Stevens Park is a tough driving hole and takes three good shots for most players at 602 yards. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - water feature
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Stevens Park - water feature
Beautiful water features cross the holes at Stevens Park several times. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 10
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Stevens Park - no. 10
The 10th green at Stevens Park is an old-style rectangular shape. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 11
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Stevens Park - no. 11
Another tough driving hole: the par-4 11th at Stevens Park. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 15
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Stevens Park - no. 15
The Dallas skyline is visible behind the 15th green at Stevens Park. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Stevens Park - no. 18
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Stevens Park - no. 18
The tee shot is through a chute on the short par-4 finishing hole at Stevens Park Golf Course. Courtesy of Stevens Park
Stevens Park - clubhouse
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Stevens Park - clubhouse
Stevens Park has a clubhouse to match its revamped golf course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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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.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, 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 25 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 @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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