In anticipation of the New Course at The Tribute near Dallas
But if you haven’t already played the “Old Course” at The Tribute, or the original course at The Tribute, you’ve really missed something. Architect Tripp Davis, who was a fine player in his own right at the University of Oklahoma, designed both courses and he enlisted the help of tour player and Dallas-area resident Justin Leonard on the New Course, which is set to open later this year.
The Old Course has holes inspired by many of the great Scottish holes of the British Open rotation. They’re not exactly like them because as Davis put it, you want them to flow together. Still, they’re pretty good and they might be best collection of “inspired by” holes in the country.
This New Course is a different concept. The holes are all original, but the features pay tribute to the great architects of early American golf. So you’ll see the bunkering, greens complexes and gentle flow reminiscent of such courses as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links of America, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.
The two courses, which are open to the public, should make for a great weekend combination. There are eight suites in the clubhouse on the second floor overlooking Lake Lewisville.
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