Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design again Rated Best Course in Metroplex
(THE COLONY, Texas) – Old American Golf Club – the Tripp Davis-Justin Leonard design on the shores of Lake Lewisville – rose to No. 5 in Golfweek’s 2015 “State-by-State” rankings and is the highest-rated course in the Metroplex for the fifth consecutive year.
The annual list ranks all the daily-fee layouts and courses accessible via resorts in each state. In 2011, Old American debuted in the Texas rankings at No. 7.
“Texas is home to hundreds of outstanding golf courses, and we are honored to be recognized as the fifth best golf course in Texas by Golfweek,” says general manager Mike McCabe. “Since its opening in 2010, Old American has challenged avid golfers with strategy and ever-changing elements to create a memorable experience with each and every round.”
Inspired by the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture – a period of excellence between 1911 and 1937 – Old American boasts natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes that were influenced by some of the greatest layouts in golf. Located just 20 minutes north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Old American has played host to numerous prestigious events, including a U.S. Open qualifier and the Texas Women’s Open.
The course is also a regular stop for PGA TOUR professionals in DFW. Rod Pampling, who sports the Old American logo on his bag, holds the course record of 66. He broke the previous record held by Nathan Green (67) and Leonard and K.J. Choi before that (68). Other pros utilizing Old American’s world-class practice facilities and tournament-caliber layout include Y.E. Yang, John Senden, Steven Bowditch and Paul Stankowski.
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About Old American Golf Club
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 golf at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America’s classic Golden Age golf courses prior to designing Old American.
The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy, shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from the first tee to 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5,215-yard forward markers to the 7,174-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.
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