THE COLONY, TX – November 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Old American Golf Club – the highly acclaimed Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design on the shores of Lake Lewisville – is ranked among the 100 “Best Residential Courses” in the U.S. by Golfweek.
The ranking places Old American in elite company alongside some of the most exclusive and sought after playing experiences in the world.
The residential rankings are derived directly from Golfweek’s annual list of America’s Best Courses, published since 1997. More than 350 raters throughout the country evaluate courses on the basis of 10 criteria. Rankings are calculated using a statistically rigorous process.
“Old American has quickly earned the reputation as one of the premier places to play, not just in Texas, but in the entire U.S.,” says Geraldine Doran, director of sales. “We are proud to receive this honor from Golfweek, and look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class service at a truly unique golf course.”
Since opening in September 2010, Old American has garnered an impressive list of accolades, including being the only Metroplex course in Golfweek’s top 10 “Best Courses You Can Play” in Texas and “Best New” from GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golfweek and AVID Golfer.
Old American is located in The Tribute, a 1,500-acre lakeside golf and resort community developed by Matthews Southwest. The master plan features resort-style amenities; hike-and-bike trails; a future on-site school; and hundreds of acres of open space – perfect for its signature Old World architecture. Builders include American Legend Homes, Belclaire Homes, Flagstone Custom Homes, Grand Homes, Highland Homes, Sanders Custom Homes and Warwick Custom Homes.
About Old American Golf Club
Inspired by the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture between 1911 and 1937, Old American’s natural contours, hazard styles, native grasses and green shapes were influenced by such masterpieces as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Prairie Dunes and Crystal Downs.
Acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an accomplished amateur player and former All-American at the University of Oklahoma and PGA TOUR/Ryder Cup star Justin Leonard, who played his college golf at the University of Texas, toured and played a handful of America’s classic Golden Age golf courses prior to starting the design process for Old American.
The result is a golf course that emphasizes strategy and shot-making and flows with a natural rhythm from first tee to 18th green. Old American features six sets of tees, ranging from the 5215-yard forward markers to the 7174-yard “Leonard” tournament tees. Davis and Leonard conceived the routing and layout with both medal and match play in mind, as golfers are required to hold “steady to par” through a number of holes, but enticed to gamble on birdie or better during select stretches of the course.