Construction of a new golf course near Dallas, Texas, has got underway.
Golf course architect Steve Smyers has drawn up the design for the Maridoe Golf Club course, which is being built on a 214-acre site in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton.
Once complete, the course will measure more than 7,700 yards from its longest tees with a par of 71.
Construction is expected to take around a year, with the course scheduled to open in spring 2017 following a grow-in period.
“We are creating Maridoe to challenge not only the best players of today, but generations of elite players to come,” said Smyers. “Here, we are fortunate to be building a club for a group of owners who are avid golfers who have always wanted to build a golf course and be involved in the process. As architects, we embraced that opportunity, not only because of their passion for the game, but because of their knowledge and insight, as well.”
Smyers says that since its earliest days, the game of golf has remained in a constant state of evolution, and that his design at Maridoe Golf Club reflects this.
“At Maridoe, we are creating a golf club in that same spirit of innovation, respectful of the traditions and history of the game but always focused on its future,” he said.