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.
Sellinger’s Power Golf
Sellinger’s Power Golf was started by Art Sellinger, two-time National Long Drive Champion. His stores are now recognized as one of Golf Digest’s top 100 Golf stores in America and one of the very best custom club fitters. They are so confident in their abilities that their website’s mission states, “To properly fit golfers at all skill levels with best performance golf equipment on the market. Sellinger’s Power Golf stands behind every club we fit and build and offers a full 90 day in store return credit policy.”
Dallas Golf is an incredibly unique retailer and golfers paradise. It operates an enormous online golf retail store, but also has a state-of-the-art brick and mortar store and fitting studio. They have been in business and providing unparalleled customer service since 1983. Whether you’re in Dallas, or buying stock or custom golf equipment online, look no further than Dallas Golf!
AT&T Byron Nelson
The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament, played each year at Trinity Oaks Golf Club each May is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar. It has been won by some of the greatest players in the game and is one of the most fan-friendly tournaments in the country. Enjoy first class hospitality and even better golf!
Fairway Golf Tour
The fairway golf tour is the premier “mini tour” in Dallas. It is the proving ground for aspiring professional golfers and offers a tournament in the greater Dallas area nearly every week. For lower level professional golfers, the tour provides a springboard to advance to the better know golf tours. For the fans, it provides an amazing opportunity to see incredible golf up close and personal!
Texas Golf Association
The Texas Golf Association is your one-stop-shop for all things golf in Dallas. The website offers resources for golfers including leagues, tournaments, handicaps, and so much more. Have a question about anything related to golf in Dallas, this is your spot!
The Dallas Individual Tour (or I-Tour) is designed to bring competitive golf to the recreational golfer. They offer one and two day tournaments to recreational golfers carrying a handicap and offer CASH prizes. It gives the everyday golfer a PGA Tour experience and their faithful following is ever-growing!
Dallas CASA Classic
The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in Dallas has been running one of the DFW area’s most incredible charity golf tournaments for 20 years running. The event is hosted at the Brookhaven Country Club and consistently raises over a million dollars each year for the wonderful charity. Enjoy a day of amazing golf, wonderful prizes, and most importantly, raise money and awareness for an incredible organization.
Dallas Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas
The Dallas Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas is one of the premier golf resorts in the county. The resort features two championship golf courses, including the famed TPC Las Colinas. The golf experience is unparalleled, as is the hospitality that you can expect any time you step foot on a Four Seasons property.
Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
Just north of Dallas in Frisco, TX, you will find the stunning Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club. The championship 18-hole course is designed by legendary designer Tom Fazio and provides exceptional value for both daily fee players, as well as resort guests. For the quality of the course, the greens fees are outstanding, varying between $75-$140 and offer excellent stay-and-play packages as well. Oh, and the greens fees include cart and unlimited range balls!
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.