The Tribute's second 18 on schedule

The Tribute's second 18 on schedule
By Sean Dudley

A second course at The Tribute development in Fort Worth, Texas is on track to open this autumn, according to developer Southwest Matthews.

The new layout, designed by ASGCA architect Tripp Davis alongside former Open champion Justin Leonard, takes its inspiration from the Golden Age courses of the United States, thereby complementing The Tribute’s ‘Old’ course which features holes inspired by Scottish links courses.

Now named ‘Old American Golf Club’, the developers say the new course's “natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes conjure images of such storied masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links of America, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.”

“From a player's standpoint, we enjoy layouts that take advantage of the prevailing winds to produce hole variety,” said Justin Leonard. “For example, having sets of par threes that play into and with the wind, or par fours of varying lengths and fairway widths depending on the dominant wind characteristics. Tripp and I have incorporated this concept into the design of the Old American Golf Club.”

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