Last Update :7/28/2012
Brauer, Golfscapes set to update Mesquite Golf Club
ARLINGTON, Texas (July 25, 2012) – Golf course architect Jeffrey D. Brauer and his company, the Arlington,Texas-based Golfscapes, Inc, signed a contract in mid-July to renovate the nearly-half-century old Mesquite Golf Club, a municipal golf course set in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Under Brauer’s plan, Mesquite Golf Club, which was originally designed by Ralph Plummer and opened in 1964, will undergo a $2 million renovation beginning in March of 2013.
The reworking will replace and rebuild the course’s greens, add 15 to 20 bunkers to the fairways and around the putting surfaces and – through the use of new back tees and the expansion of current teeing grounds – restore more than 500 yards that was lost in a 1980s re-routing of the track. City officials said the course will be closed for about seven months.
The City of Mesquite reassumed operations of the course from a private entity in May 2010 and the renovations are the latest move toward maximizing the golf experience for local players. “Now is the best time to make renovations in the course while we can attract golfers and try to increase revenue at the course," said Cliff Keheley, the City of Mesquite’s parks and recreation director.
The award-winning Brauer also designed Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Tangle Ridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie and the Creeks Course at Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrolton, among dozens of others across the country.
Brauer’s plan allows for the continued use of the course’s current, and fairly new, irrigation system except on greens and tees.
“In the past few years, the city of Mesquite has made impressive strides in improving maintenance, including returning many native areas to turf that has been popular with golfers,” Brauer said. “We view this as a continuation of those efforts, and we are putting the infrastructure in place to have great tees and greens, too. We will reorganize the tees and return the back tees to about 6,900 yards and provide popular playing length for all players, including new forward tees at about 4,400 yards.”
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