Firewheel Golf Park Moves Up in 2012 DFW Public Golf Rankings List
The Firewheel Golf Park Bridges Course ranked first for Most Improved golf course in Avid Golfer magazine’s public golf rankings list. The Bridges Course also ranked fourth among the Top 5 Mid-Priced courses, fourth for Best Renovations, and 22nd out of 65 in the 2012 DFW Public Golf Rankings list—up ten spots from the previous year.
Upgrades to the Bridges Course were completed this past summer that included renovated bunkers re-lined with white sand. The Bentgrass greens were revamped on the Traditions nine and the finishing hole was tweaked, while cosmetic and colorful touches were added throughout the course.
“We are honored to be recognized by Avid Golfer magazine,” said Mayor Ronald E. Jones. “The City of Garland is extremely proud of its municipal course—Firewheel Golf Park—and we will continue to provide the public with an excellent golfing experience at a reasonable price and top-notch customer service.”
Firewheel Golf Park opened its first 18-hole course in 1983, and has grown into a 63-hole premier public golf complex that features three regulation courses: Bridges, Lakes and Old Lakes course. The Bridges Course features three unique nines—Masters, Champions and Traditions—that boast sculpted fairways with Bentgrass greens lined with large oak and pecan trees. The Lakes Course is considered the toughest 18 holes of the three, while the Old Lakes Course is considered the most user-friendly. A brand new short game area secured The Old Lakes Course with the 47th spot on the annual list. Additional improvements are planned for the Old Lakes Course that will include new white bunkers.