Northwood club hires Tripp Davis to plan restoration work


Northwood club hires Tripp Davis to plan restoration work
Sean Dudley
By Adam Lawrence

Oklahoma-based golf architect Tripp Davis has been retained by the Northwood Club in Dallas for a complete renovation and restoration plan.

Originally designed by Bill Diddel in 1946, Northwood hosted the 1952 US Open which was won by Julius Boros, making it one of only three courses in Texas ever to have hosted the championship. Northwood also has been the location for several regional USGA, local North Texas PGA and AJGA tournaments. It was previously renovated in 1990 by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.

“Northwood is a great club with one of the best and most historic golf courses in Texas,” said Tripp Davis. “Our approach will be to restore the original character found in Diddel’s greens, rebuild the bunkers to reflect Diddel’s style, and reposition bunkers and tees to be more strategically relevant for today's game.”

Davis also will rebuild the practice facilities and design a new four hole Short Course to broaden the playing options especially for junior golfers. In addition, creeks on the property will be restored, and a new irrigation lake will be built to help the club recapture more water.

Davis will be working with engineers Pacheco Koch and environmental consultants Jones and Ridenour over the next twelve months to design and permit the work. Construction will commence in the fall of 2016.