Located just outside the megaplex of downtown Dallas is the hidden, hilly forest of Dallas National.
Many regard this 2002 Fazio design as his best work.
From my play on Alotian, Sage Valley, Flint Hills and now Dallas National, I can see a few consistent qualities of Fazio tracks:
— Big, wide, inviting fairways with holes separated and secluded.
— There are no homes on the course and the tree lined fairways provide a quiet tranquility on each hole.
— Tees sit high on hills so you can see the hole entirely (I’m not sure there was one blind shot all day)
— Golf carts encouraged. Fazio courses are large and often getting from the green to the next tee is a bit of a walk.
— Excellent conditioning and a high-end membership.
Jordan Spieth calls this course his home and is often seen around the club. His favorite dish is apparently the Protein Bowl which of course I had to try (seen here).
The club also has one of the best practice facilities in the US and is home to a number of pros and serious golfers.
Very nice course and very different from it’s Dallas cousin Trinity Forest.
A few more photos: