In the golf-crazy state of Texas, there are many amazing golfing destinations, but Dallas is far and away the greatest location. Dallas is a sports town through and through, with major professional sports teams in every sport, but most importantly, they have not one, but two PGA TOUR events. It is the only metropolitan area in the nation that hosts two regular TOUR events. The AT&T Byron Nelson and the Dean and Deluca Invitational at Colonial are not just two run-of-the-mill PGA TOUR events, either. They are two of the longest running, most historic, and most charitable tournaments on the entire calendar.
The Byron Nelson, named after the golfing legend, has been played since 1944 and has given more money to charity than any other tournament in that time: a whopping $143 million! The Dean and Deluca Invitational is also associated with another golf legend, Ben Hogan. Hogan won the tournament five times and he is immortalized with a statue outside the clubhouse. The tournament was first played in 1946, so the professional golf tradition in Dallas is largely unrivaled. While the PGA TOUR presence is fantastic, Dallas is also home to a tremendous LPGA event as well, the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Contested every year in April, it attracts the top players in the world.
Clearly Dallas is an incredible place for golf fans, but it is even better for golfers. Dallas has six municipal golf courses, all very affordable, and ranging in pedigree from former Major Championship host courses, to very family-friendly locations. However, in a city as large and golf-obsessed as Dallas, six courses are clearly not enough, which is why the city is home to over one hundred public courses in the greater Dallas area! Because of the surplus of courses and the rich tradition, many pro golfers come from Dallas and continue to call it home throughout their careers, none more notable recently than the young superstar Jordan Spieth.
Dallas is also home to the number one golf academy in the country, the Jim McLean Golf School. Jim McLean established himself as one of the top instructors in the nation before starting his golf schools. Their flagship facility is located in Dallas and attracts the top instructors, and golfers, in the world. Though the schools are now spread out across 7 locations in 3 countries, the Dallas facility remains the gold standard. With a full service training facility featuring all the latest technology, there is no better place for an elite player to take their games to the next level.
Taylor R. is PlayYourCourse’s featured pro teaching golf lessons in Dallas, Texas. Taylor brings over five years of teaching experience along with his PGA Class A certification. He has studied under some of the top teaching professionals in the nation, and now works out of the Jim McLean Golf School, widely regarded as the finest golf academy in the world. He utilizes the latest technology in all of his lessons to ensure that his students not only enjoy their lessons and learn to love the game even more, but that they also see incredible improvements in their game.