Tripp Davis’ firm to create masterplan for course at Willow Brook Country Club

Tripp Davis’ firm to create masterplan for course at Willow Brook Country Club
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Tripp Davis’ firm has been selected to develop a master plan for the golf course and practice facilities at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Texas.

“Our first project will be a four-hole short course with holes ranging from 60 to 140 yards,” said Davis. “It’s a great addition to the practice facilities and a place for kids to learn the game.  This is also giving us the opportunity to show Willow Brook the style of greens and bunkers we will bring to the course eventually.”

The club’s 18-hole course has hosted both the Women’s Texas Golf Association State Amateur Championship and the Texas Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship on two separate occasions in the past 15 years. Willow Brook also hosted The Eisenhower Classic from 1987-1997.

“Willow Brook is routed over some of the most interesting terrain I have seen,” Davis added. “It is not quite as hilly as Pine Valley in the New Jersey Sand Barrens, but it is a similar landscape with the sandy soil and mix of pines and oaks. In the 1950s, legendary golf course architect Ralph Plummer did a very good job routing the current course and our direction is to take the strategic character of the course to the next level with more interest in the greens and bunkers.”

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