New venues are rare on the US PGA Tour, and even rarer still are entirely new design concepts. But that mould breaks at the AT&T Byron Nelson event this week when the Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw-designed Trinity Forest Golf Club debuts.
Located in south-eastern Dallas, the site was formerly landfill and therefore necessitated a drastically different design approach to the many soft, lush, water hazard-laden courses we’re used to seeing on tour. At Trinity Forest, judging the ball’s movements along the ground will be key.
It’s a course that has piqued the interest of Geoff Ogilvy, one arm of the Melbourne-based Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead architecture firm (which, incidentally, pitched unsuccessfully for the Trinity Forest design job). Here, the 2006 US Open champion talks us through the highlights of what is set to be an intriguing layout to watch this week.