Preston Trail Golf Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Dallas, Texas.
Preston Trail Golf Club first opened for play in 1965. The course was designed by Ralph Plummer.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 7091 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 6623 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-5 that plays to 591 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 11, a par-3 that plays to 180 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 7, a 422-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 6, a 498 yard par-5.
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Inside the Boys’ Club
There are a few immutable rules you have to know about the Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas. First and foremost, women are not allowed. As a general rule, in fact, they aren’t even supposed to enter the parking lot. Second, at the very least a towel must be worn around one’s waist in the dining room. (That rule alone gives you an inkling of the bawdy boys-club, locker-room atmosphere that prevails at Preston Trail.) Finally, if you aren’t old enough to drink bourbon, you won’t be golfing the club’s much-lauded 18 holes. This was at one point true even for local hotshot Jordan Spieth, who was denied access here for years, even as he played in the Byron Nelson Championship while in high school and became the youngest American to ever compete in the Presidents Cup. Once, Lord Byron Nelson himself was politely asked to depart for squiring a 17-year-old prodigy, Scott Verplank, around the course. In keeping with the spirit of these commandments, the raucous history of Preston Trail, founded in 1965, approaches legend. In the heat of summer, for example, former Dallas Stars players Brett Hull and Mike Modano are said to have played the storied course in nothing but their skivvies. Don Nelson, ex-Dallas Mavericks head coach, preferred playing his rounds shoeless. There are even tales of baseball great Mickey Mantle playing all 18 in the buff, and using his shiny Cadillac like some outsized golf cart. These days, you’re likely to spot notables on the links including golf’s Lee Trevino, football’s Troy Aikman, and former President George W. Bush. But, that’s only if a member of the club invites you onto the property. Membership itself comes at a premium—figures as low as $125,000 and as high as $250,000 are bandied about—and may take five years or more to attain, depending on the applicant’s wattage and connections. (Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, it’s said, was recently added to the waiting list.)
Think of Preston Trail Golf Club as Dallas’ most exclusive fraternity house.
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