Whether you’re a scratch golfer, a
beginner or somewhere in between, the TGA’s Fun Golf Series is designed for
everyone to enjoy. With two new host locations plus cooler temperatures and a
low-stress environment, these upcoming recreational outings are open to players
of all ages and handicap ranges. These one-day events are sure to be a pleasant
change of pace from your normal golf routine.
Here’s what’s on tap in the coming months.
The Canyons Course was designed by the legendary
golf course architect Pete Dye. Unlike the usual Dye-design, the Canyons Course is
generous off the tee with wide fairways. It helps make this course playable to
scratch golfers and beginning golfers alike.
The course meanders through the
beautiful Texas Hill Country and features rolling hills with several elevation
changes, a lot of natural water features and native areas, as well as large
green complexes. With almost no homes in sight, the Canyons Course offers panoramic
views of the adjacent 700-acre nature preserve, which further proves the course
motto – “True to Nature, True to Golf” – to be legitimate.
There are some “Dye-abolical” touches,
of course, like elevated tee boxes and greens, a few blind shots and 115
bunkers. But if your club selection is on point and you manage the speed of the
greens, you will find yourself having a round full of memorable moments and
Date: Sept. 11, 2020Tee Times: 12 p.m. StartFormat: Individual Stroke PlayCost: $135 for Members; $145 for Non-Members
Located on the far north end of the
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex on Interstate 35, the championship course at Robson
Ranch is an enjoyable challenge to anyone’s game. Designed by Texas’ own Gary
Stephenson, Wildhorse GC can be a rather stern test with plenty of length, strategically
placed bunkers, thick rough that gobbles up wayward shots, water hazards and
tricky greens that are sure to demand your full attention.
With tee boxes to accommodate golfers of
all skill levels, the wide-open fairways allow finding the short grass off the
tee to be fairly easy. However, the lightning-fast greens present the real challenges.
They may cost you a few shots along the way if your approaches are a little
off. Short siding yourself or firing one over the green is a definite no-no. As
long as you place the ball strategically throughout your round, this course
should make for an enjoyable experience.
Date: Sept. 14, 2020Tee Times: 10 a.m. StartFormat: Two-person 6/6/6 (6 holes of best
ball, 6 holes of scramble, 6 holes of alternate shot)Cost: $75 for Members; $85 for Non-Members
Halfway between Dallas and Texarkana
along the western edge of Northeast Texas lies Sulphur Springs Country Club.
Established in 1928, Sulphur Springs CC is an old-school delight that allows
for plenty of birdie opportunities. However, failure to successfully navigate the
small, pushed-up greens can derail any player’s attempt to score well.
The front side is considered the more
“gettable” loop, with two short par 3s and two par 5s that play under 500
yards. The Billy Martindale-designed back nine has water hazards on a majority
of the holes, which creates a bit more of a challenge in the latter half of the
Sulphur Springs Country Club is surrounded
by two lakes and the laid-back atmosphere is sure to provide a true East Texas golf
Date: Oct. 9, 2020Tee Times: 12:30 p.m. Shotgun StartFormat: 2-Person ScrambleCost: $80 for Members; $90 for Non-Members
To register for these Fun Golf outings or to learn more, click here.