Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tripp Davis and Associates Begins Construction at Northwood Club in Dallas

(Norman, OK) — The historic and revered Northwood Club in Dallas has given the green light to golf course architect Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA) to begin construction on what will be a master plan renovation of the 18-hole layout.

Originally designed by William Diddel in 1946, Northwood hosted the 1952 U.S. Open which was won by Julius Boros, making it one of only three courses in Texas ever to have hosted the prestigious national championship. Northwood also has been the host for several regional USGA, local North Texas PGA and AJGA tournaments.

The TDA team, which includes shaper Jason Gold, design associate and construction specialist Kyle Downs, and builder Landscapes Unlimited will restore all tees, greens and bunkers and introduce a new Bermudagrass called NorthBridge that will be used over the entire course with the exception of the greens which will have Bentgrass.

“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 Mr. 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 and his crew 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.

“Restoring a U.S. Open championship course is a high profile opportunity for both our club’s members and the architect,” said Northwood Club President Chris Harris. “We have worked with Tripp Davis for many years preparing to return the Northwood course to the classic layout that tested Julius Boros and Ben Hogan more than 60 years ago.”

For more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, visit the website at or call 405-447-5259.

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