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Tierra Verde Renovation

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Arlington’s Tierra Verde Golf Club, consistently voted one of the top public golf courses in DFW by Avid Golfer Magazine, is undergoing a complete bunker renovation and greens resurfacing that commenced on July 3.

The greens will be expanded and restored to the original design of course architect Gary Stephenson (Graham & Panks International) from when the course opened in 1998. Tierra Verde will also transition to Champion Dwarf Bermudagrass for the putting surfaces, from the current TifEagle Bermuda greens. The first week after closing will be used to prep the surfaces for the new grass, which will include the Champion “no till” method. Green sprigs are planned to be planted on July 11.

“The Champion greens will match the turfgrass we used when we opened our sister property Texas Rangers Golf Club in 2019,” said Superintendent of Golf Course Maintenance Mark Claburn, who oversees the agronomy practices at all four City of Arlington courses. “Those putting surfaces have received high praise from the general public, as well as some great reviews from both collegiate players as well as the PGA Korn Ferry Tour players in town for the Veritex Bank Championship."

During the closure, Tierra Verde will also undergo a complete bunker renovation. The bunkers will be re-built using the Better Billy Bunker method which eliminates the traditional cloth geo-textile liner and replaces it with a sprayed-on polymer sub-surface. As a result, the new method results in better playing conditions and reduced maintenance following heavy rainfall. All existing sand in the bunkers will be removed and replaced with new sand to provide better playability and aesthetics as well.

“We are committed to keeping Tierra Verde Golf Club on the short list of must-play courses in the region, and certainly feel that these improvements are a testament to that,” said Golf Services Manager Greg Durante. “The feedback that we consistently receive from golfers is their love of the layout and appreciation for the scenic setting that Tierra Verde provides. Our hope is that these playability improvements result in an even better experience for our patrons.”


The golf course and practice facilities will close beginning Sunday, July 3. The driving range is scheduled to re-open in mid-August, while the course is slated to re-open on October 1st. During the closure, the Golf Shop will be open from 8:00am-5:00pm daily. Ventana Grille, located in the Tierra Verde clubhouse, will remain open daily for lunch and dinner service. 

Those interested in tracking the renovation progress are encouraged to vist this page for photo and video updates, as well as the most up to date re-opening schedule.

Tierra Verde was the first golf course in Texas, and the first municipal course in the world, to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary. Carved from 250 acres of secluded terrain, the course's unsurpassed layout encompasses a variety of natural settings and offers an outstanding playing experience on every hole.

Golfers are encouraged to visit Texas Rangers Golf Club, Lake Arlington Golf Course, or Meadowbrook Park Golf Course during the closure. For tee times, click here.


RENOVATION SCHEDULE*

July 3 – Golf course and practice facilities to close
July 11 – Tentative date for green sprigs to be planted
Aug 1 – Mobilization and commencement of bunker renovations
Aug 15 – Driving range to re-open
Oct 1 – Golf course to re-open

*Schedule is subject to change based on inclement weather, contractor staffing and availability of materials.

JULY 5 UPDATE: 

Fraze mowing has started in preparation for the green sprigs to be planted early next week.


JULY 6 UPDATE: 

Continued defoliation of the greens surfaces to prep for next week's sprigs.

JULY 14 UPDATE: 

Greens have been sprigged and the watering-in process has begun.


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