“Every golf-course designer relishes the opportunity to start with a site as beautiful as Bridlewood,” says D.A. Weibring, 18-year PGA tour veteran and course designer. “The gentle, rolling hills and thick forests of hardwood come together to make an outstanding setting for a unique golf course.”
From this very special tract of land, Weibring and his associates at Golf Resources, Inc., have crafted a signature golf course of great beauty and equal challenge at every level of play. Measuring 7,000 yards from the championship tees, the course tempts golfers with 25 acres of lakes and meandering Timber Creek; water is evident throughout the back nine.
“Because of the variety and balance of the holes, players will find a well-rounded golfing experience,” Weibring continues. “We have designed Bridlewood leaving a lot of decisions in the golfers’ hands. All skill levels will find a fair challenge and the opportunity to use a different strategy on each hole.”
“There isn’t a golf course similar to Bridlewood in the entire Metroplex. With fairways surrounding each green, chipping plays a big role. Our goal was to accentuate the rolling terrain and forests without disturbing them, so the open feeling of the front nine contrasts with the hardwoods and Timber Creek on the back nine.”
“Of course, everyone who plays Bridlewood gets to enjoy our trees.”
Simply put, trees abound. Number 6 requires a medium iron shot uphill through a chute of trees. A large Post Oak guards the right edge of Number 9 green, while Number 10 requires the golfer to drive through a chute of mature hardwoods.
Number 13 is surrounded by trees from tee to green; splitting the fairway just before the creek is a huge elm. (Over, under or around are options in dealing with this tree; “through” isn’t.)
A large, expansively branched Post Oak towers over the green at Number 15. Trees frame the gently contoured fairway of Number 16, large oaks frame the green on Number 17; trees, a lake and Timber Creek guard Number 18’s fairway.
TifEagle Bermuda greens and 419 Bermuda grass fairways are, of course, the preferred locations of choice on the Bridlewood course. Grass swales, mounds, hollows, and bunkers are alternatives to tee, fairway and green — aside from wood and water.
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