Jimmy Burch has covered professional golf for the Star-Telegram since 1991. He’s received state and national honors for his writing but fills his own scorecard with more bogeys than birdies when he hits the local links.
Crenshaw firm set to design new Dallas course considered possible future venue for Nelson tournament
The architectural firm co-founded by two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw _ Coore & Crenshaw, Inc. _ has been selected to design the new Trinity Forest Golf Course, an 18-hole championship facility that will be created on a landfill owned by the City of Dallas. Scheduled to open in 2016, is facility will include an 18-hole course, a short course and a practice facility that will serve as a practice academy for the SMU golf teams and a teaching center for the First Tee of Dallas. There has been speculation that the course, located 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas, could emerge as a future venue for the HP Byron Nelson Championship after the event’s new title sponsor, AT&T, comes on board in 2015. The tournament is under contract through 2018 to play at its current venue, the Four Seasons Resort in Irving.