The TPC Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas, home of the upcoming HP Byron Nelson Championship, is considered to be the recreational centre piece of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.
This because along with its luxury hotel and excellent wining and dining facility there is a world class 18-hole championship golf course, and an outstanding indoor and outdoor tennis facility as well as a Sports Club offering comprehensive fitness and spa facilities, racquetball and international squash courts, half-court basketball facilities and a professionally managed child care centre.
In addition, there are four swimming pools, including a 25-yard (23-metre) indoor heated pool and a spectacular 5,500-square-foot (511-square-metre) outdoor pool.
An indoor and an outdoor jogging track and extensive landscaped lawns complete the picture.
The 18-hole, par-70 course, measuring 7,166 yards from the championship tees, has recently received a major redesign by former PGA Tour winner DA Weibring and his partner, architect Steve Wolfard of Golf Resources Group.
The new layout was designed to be challenging for professional golfers as well as inviting to recreational players and this has proved to be the case.
First opened in 1983, the course was originally designed by Jay Morrish with player consultants Byron Nelson and Ben Crenshaw.
It features rolling hills, indigenous oak and mesquite trees, numerous sand bunkers, and small scenic lakes on a number of the holes, including the two finishing holes.
(See under Hole No, Distance and Par)
1 458 4
2 221 3
4 431 4
5 174 3
6 448 4
7 542 5
8 461 4
9 427 4
Total 3690 yds, par 35
10 435 4
11 323 4
12 455 4
13 180 3
14 406 4
15 504 4
16 549 5
17 198 3
18 429 4
Total 3476 yds, par 35
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OTHER GOLF FACILTIES
The Resort’s golf facilities also include:
– A driving range, a sand bunker practice area and putting and chipping greens.
– Professional private instruction is available with certified PGA golf instructors.
– Players enjoy a myriad of services, including private outings, group clinics and a golf school catering to corporate events.
– Rental of golf shoes and clubs.
– An award-winning pro shop, and…
– Luxurious full-service locker rooms in the adjacent Spa.
Fees are subject to change, but currently an 18-hole round on weekdays costs $195.
The Resort ALSO offers top quality tennis facilities, with four climate-controlled indoor hard courts and eight outdoor hard courts (all under floodlights).
Tennis Magazine has ranked the Resort among the top 50 Tennis Resorts in America in 2002 and several major professional events, charity tournaments and exhibitions have been held at the Resort’s 3,000-seat stadium tennis court.
Among other things, the tennis facility also offers ball machines, tennis lessons from certified USPTA professionals, 24-hour restringing services and complimentary demo racquets and practice balls
The Sports Club at Four Seasons offers a full-service, European-style spa with 17 private treatment rooms, a relaxation area, spa cuisine and an outdoor spa pool.
The Salon provides hair, nail and make-up services for men and women. And, in the well-equipped locker areas, there are separate sauna, steam room, whirlpool and cold plunge pool facilities for each gender.
You can also enjoy a Swedish massage or deep tissue massage in the privacy and comfort of your guest room.
Guests can enjoy state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment and a wide range of daily classes. Personal instruction and coaching are available for many activities including personal training, yoga and pilates.
Cardiovascular equipment and strength machines
THE GUEST ROOMS:
The resorts 397 luxury guest rooms which include 20 suites, are all richly appointed and include privates balconies or patios overlooking the golf course’s sprawling fairways.
Café on the Green at the Sports Club seats 156 and serves American cuisine à la carte. There are also a superb breakfast and lunch buffet. Set lunch or dinner menus can be created for private parties in the Wine Room or Decanter Room by our executive chef. A children’s menu is available.
– Street Address 4150 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas, USA.
– Telephone 1 (972) 717-0700; Fax. 1 (972) 717-2550
– Golf Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/dallas/golf.html
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