North Arlington is smack dab in the middle of the 13-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area that has a population of over 6.8 million people and boasts such attractions as AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park (and the soon-to-open Globe Life Field), Texas Live!, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.
You can now add the brand new Texas Rangers Golf Club to the list of destinations in the city’s entertainment district.
Designed by Arlington-based Colligan Golf, the Texas Rangers Golf Club is the result of the $24 million project that saw a complete overhaul of the property on the northwest corner of Collins and Brown that formerly housed the Chester W. Ditto Golf Course.
The 7,010-yard Texas Rangers Golf Club is the only Major League Baseball-branded golf course in the world. The par 72-course has a course rating of 73.7 and a slope rating of 132.
Architects John Colligan and Trey Kemp’s design of the 164-acre property bears no resemblance to the previous Ditto tract. In its place, they have given golfers what can truly be described as a”gift” with the course being on par if not better than many of the DFW-area private country club courses.
“One of the primary reasons for rerouting the course was to take advantage of the 55 feet of elevation change the site has to offer,” Colligan said. “The clubhouse is located upon the promontory of the property with great vistas to the northeast overlooking the course and out across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The first tee sits some 45 feet above the lowest spot on the fairway.”
Colligan’s previous notable work includes Brackenridge Park Golf Course (San Antonio), Lubbock Country Club, Stevens Park Golf Course (Dallas), Shady Oaks Country Club (Ft Worth), Mustang Golf Course (Amarillo) and Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Each of the holes have a baseball-themed name such as the opening hole being named “Lead Off.” The yardage markers in the fairways also have a baseball nod as they are in the shape of a home plate.
Residents of Arlington receive a 20% discount on all posted daily rates, while both resident and non-resident golfers age 62 and older receive further discounts off most posted rates. Deeper discounts are available for Frequent Player Program subscribers.
Frequent Player Program members that are Arlington residents will be able to play for as little as $36 on Monday-Thursday, $39 on Fridays and $42 on weekends during twilight play. Non-resident FPP members can play during twilight hours for $45 (Monday-Thursday), $49 (Friday) and $52 (weekends).
Green fees at Texas Rangers Golf Club will operate under a “dynamic pricing model,” with rates changing in real-time based on customer demand. Factors that impact the rate fluctuation include weather, time and day of play, golf- and non-golf events occurring in close proximity to the course, and customer demand.
Texas Rangers Golf Club is open to the public seven days a week.
For complete details on rates and further information, visit arlingtongolf.com