As the AT&T Byron Nelson celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are enthusiastic about the move back to Dallas at an exciting and unique course. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Trinity Forest Golf Club is a links style course featuring dramatic, green complexes and bunkering, as well as tall native grasses on a rolling meadow. Trinity Forest Golf Club brings to mind many of the great courses of Great Britain. Designed to bring elite championship golf back to Dallas, Trinity Forest Golf Club combines strategic golf with beautiful artistry.
In addition to the golf course, Trinity River Audubon Center and Trinity Forest Golf Club partnered to implement a Blackland Prairie Restoration Plan, restoring 75 acres of Blackland Prairie with native grasses and vegetation and creating additional habitat opportunities for native plants and animals.
Trinity Forest Golf Club is a links style course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. It sits on approximately 160 acres within the Great Trinity Forest and is located only nine miles south of downtown Dallas.
The tournament is located nine miles south of downtown Dallas, just off Interstate 45 at 5000 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX, located in the heart of the largest urban forest in the United States.
Absolutely. Mr. Nelson has been a part of this tournament since 1968 when he generously decided to become involved. His values, loyalty, commitment, and spirit are used as filters by which we make decisions every day. The presence of Mr. Nelson’s legacy at the tournament far exceeds our contractual relationship to use his name. We feel a great privilege and responsibility to continue to honor the legacy of the man that still inspires us to this day.
Complimentary public parking will be conveniently located at State Fair of Texas parking lot at the 2100 block of South Haskell. The entrance to the parking lot is at the intersection of Haskell and Beeman. The bus ride from public parking is approximately 12-minutes long, very similar to the distance and time it was in previous years to the Four Seasons. See the parking map here.
For those who utilize ride-share services to get to the tournament: All ride-share drivers will be directed to Lot 12 for drop-off/pickup. From there, it’s a 5-minute (complimentary) shuttle ride to the tournament front door. When you’re ready to leave for the day, request your ride upon boarding the shuttle. Once you arrive to the lot, your driver will let you know which spot they are waiting in for pickup.
Note: Due to expected traffic, ride-share drivers will not be allowed to drop-off/pickup along Loop 12.
Tickets are currently on sale and start at $45. Tickets include complimentary shuttles from general admission parking in Fair Park. Click here for more information on tickets and hospitality.
The course is a links style course that sits in an area of less than 150 acres, it provides for an easy walk and the ability to quickly move around to different holes based on the action, as well as easy access to all spectator attractions. The main entrance into the course drops spectators off into a centralized location with quick access to everything the 2018 tournament will offer. This central entrance will afford fans the ability to quickly get to their favorite viewing spot.
The course is wide open, with many spots available to watch several holes at one time. Just inside the main entrance, you can cross the 13th fairway and find a spot where you can watch holes 5, 6, 15 and 16 from one place. The same goes for the 16th Green, where you can watch holes 16, 12, 1 and 17! You can also head down to the 8th Green, grab a bleacher chair and watch some of the top pros in the world try to dunk one from just over 100 yards on the par 3.
Fans will be able to enjoy all the experiences they’ve come to love at the AT&T Byron Nelson. From great golf, to fan-favorites like the Pavilion, Kid’s Zone, and the Grey Goose 19th Hole, there will continue to be something for everyone.
One of the exciting things with the tournament moving to the City of Dallas is that people will be able to enjoy golf, while experiencing the beauty of the Great Trinity Forest – the largest urban forest in the United States. With Trinity Forest Golf Course being only nine miles south of Downtown Dallas, fans will also enjoy all the great dining, night life and fun that Dallas has to offer.
The tournament will provide several options for spectators to cool off while they are enjoying the action. Several public shade structures and misting systems will be erected, as well as several air-conditioned spaces for a break in the action.
The tournament generates necessary funds for Momentous Institute, the Oak Cliff-based nonprofit owned and operated by Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920. Momentous Institute is dedicated to building and repairing social emotional health for children and their families through education, mental health services, and research and training in communities all over North Texas – and that includes communities within the Southern Sector.
For 50 years, the AT&T Byron Nelson has benefited Momentous Institute, the nonprofit owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club, which has been serving the community since 1920.
Momentous Institute, owned and operated by Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920, builds and repairs social emotional health in kids. Each year, Momentous Institute directly serves over 6,000 children and family members through its nationally acclaimed Momentous School and innovative therapeutic services. Momentous Institute also invests in research and training, including the annual Changing the Odds Conference, to reach far more children than it could ever serve directly. Learn more here.
The AT&T Byron Nelson exists to raise much needed funds for the charitable programs of Momentous Institute. As with all businesses, there is a natural lifespan of business cycles and change is inevitable. While we are extremely grateful to the Four Seasons and the City of Irving for helping us build the tournament into what it is today, we were approached several years ago with an exciting opportunity to partner with the City of Dallas, AT&T, The First Tee, and SMU in this project that would bring us all together in Southern Dallas. The move is just another evolution in our business and we look forward to building something very special over the tournament’s second 50 years.