The Colonial golf course and country club is nestled into an old upscale neighborhood in west of Fort Worth, just a stone’s throw from the Texas Christian University campus. But what makes this course special isn’t the fact of where it located, it is the fact that the course has remain mostly unchanged over time and has been the only host site of the PGA tour event.
That isn’t an uncommon occurrence in most tournaments, but for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it hasn’t always been the case with the Dallas tournament. Colonial is a special course because of some of the names that have walked the course over the years. Names like Hogan, Nelson, Palmer, Sneed, Nicklaus and the current stars like Mickelson, Woods, and Singh.
This course has been called a “Shot makers” course by a lot of people and it holds true every year. This is one course where your short game can make or break you. But it also holds a distinction as one of the few courses that “tamed” Tiger in his prime. But it has humbled many stars over the years, which is why it is a very tough course to play at.
Walking the grounds at the Colonial you can almost feel the presence of the greats. As you walk around the course, it is almost like Ben Hogan himself is whispering in your ear, giving you “tidbits” of information about the course. It is a beautiful course with very mature trees and great sightlines as a spectator. It is worth a trip once, if you have never been before.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook