Old American Golf Club Golf Magazine's No. 5 'Best Public Course' In Texas
Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard collaboration rated best in Metroplex
(THE COLONY, Texas) - Old American Golf Club - the Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design north of Dallas - ranks No. 5 in GOLF Magazine's "Best Public Courses" in Texas, making it the highest ranked course in the Metroplex.
Old American is in the upper echelon of Texas' 563 public golf facilities and ahead of courses currently hosting PGA TOUR events. GOLF Magazine's ratings panel includes editorial staff and well-traveled golf industry insiders.
"Our staff works tirelessly to provide elite service and TOUR-quality conditions," says Mike McCabe, general manager. "We are proud to have a magazine of GOLF's caliber recognize Old American as the best public course in the region and one of the best in a golf-rich state."
Since opening in 2010, Old American has garnered a long list of accolades, including "Best New" from GOLF, Golfweek and LINKS. Media frequently cite Davis and Leonard's commitment to delivering an authentic "Golden Age" design as one of the myriad reasons it's an "instant classic."
Old American is PGA TOUR veteran Rod Pampling's home course. The two-time TOUR champion uses Old American and its practice facilities while in DFW, and displays Old American's logo on his bag during events
Pampling is one of many pros who've played Old American since its opening in 2010. Others include K.J. Choi, Y.E. Yang, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Paul Stankowski, and Nathan Green.
More information: (972) 370-4653, www.oldamericangolfclub.com
About Old American Golf Club
Inspired by the 'Golden Age' of golf course architecture between 1911 and 1937, Old American's natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes were influenced by such masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.
Acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an accomplished amateur player and former All-American at the University of Oklahoma and PGA TOUR/Ryder Cup star Justin Leonard, who played his college golf at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America's classic Golden Age golf courses prior to starting the design process for Old American.
The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy and shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from first tee to 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5215-yard forward markers to the 7174-yard "Leonard" tournament tees. Davis and Leonard conceived the routing and layout with both medal and match play in mind, as golfers are required to hold "steady to par" through a number of holes, but enticed to gamble on birdie or better during select stretches of the course.
About The Tribute
The Tribute is an unmatched lakeside golf and resort community on Lake Lewisville. Nestled between two world-class golf courses, the community offers first-class luxury amenities anchored by a spectacular clubhouse with a Scottish pub and grill, meeting facilities and eight guest suites. This 1,500-acre master-planned community boasts a resort-style pool, splash park and playground, a future on-site school, more than six miles of existing and planned hike-and-bike trails, beautifully landscaped canals, and 200 acres of open space - perfect for the Old World residential architecture that is the signature look at The Tribute.
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