Since reopening in 2011, The Lakes has hosted premier golf events that include The Bright Realty Texas State Open along with qualifying events for PGA Tour participants. The course has been the site of Web.com and PGA Tour First Stage Qualifying Tournaments and HP Byron Nelson Championship Pre-Qualifying and Monday Qualifying Tournaments. The Nelson qualifiers will return to the facility in 2014.
PGA Tour competitors Brandt Jobe and Martin Flores practice make the course their home facility when back home in D-FW.
“These are tour-quality greens here every day,” Jobe said. “People want a nice course when they come out and play and that’s what they have here. Tour players come to play at a course for a reason and they leave for a reason. I think they’re doing it right here.”
Flores said: “I can get a lot done when I come out here to work on my game. I want to work on all parts of my game and that is something you can do here. Going private will only help them get better.”
_ Jimmy Burch