The City of Irving is getting close to completing the former Twin Wells golf course. When the course reopens later this year, residents can expect a new name, a newly organized course and a number of other upgrades.
Crews closed the course in October 2016 to begin renovations. Before the aesthetic work could begin, crews first focused on the course’s 30-year-old infrastructure. A new irrigation system was needed. The new system features high-density polyurethane pipe, which adapts better to shifting soil. A new water transfer pump station also was installed. The station draws water from the Trinity River to keep the course irrigated. The city is saving money on irrigation by using some of its permitted reuse (recycled) water in the river. The water is discharged from the Trinity River Authority’s treatment plant just upstream of the pump station.
Because the course is situated on a floodplain, crews improved drainage contours to allow the course to shed flood water more efficiently. Once this work was completed, crews began reorganizing the layout and flow of the course. The grounds where the former back nine were located will now sit as the front nine. The newly designed back nine were restructured to give players a more challenging game.
“Irving is essentially getting a brand-new golf course, and staff is doing a great job with this project,” said City Manager Chris Hillman. “Residents are going to see and experience an incredible facility.”
The renovation project includes rebuilt fairways, tee boxes and greens to include the planting of new grass in these areas. New sand bunkers will be installed, and the driving range and practice putting green will be realigned. Because of the reorganization of the course, new grass was planted on the tee boxes, fairways and greens.
“For three decades, Twin Wells Golf Course catered to golfers in Irving and across North Texas,” said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer. “I’m very excited we’re bringing it back and even more excited to play.”
Earlier this year, residents were invited to a meeting to discuss renaming the course. The new name and logo will debut before the grand opening, which city leaders say should happen in early November.
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