Cleburne Golf Links opened last month, the culmination of a six-year process initiated in 2003 when the city of Cleburne, Texas, located south of Dallas, decided to upgrade its golf course. City officials realized that a few nips and tucks wouldn’t suffice, and they subsequently hired local architect John Cooligan to completely overhaul the 44-year-old Cleburne Municipal Golf Course.
The result, unveiled last month, is a 7,068-yard track that runs along, around and occasionally across Lake Pat Cleburne. Cooligan lengthened the course by nearly 700 yards. The routing, which does not have returning nines, runs along the lake, with many of the holes adjacent to the water.
Nonresidents can play Cleburne Links for $50 on weekends; the fee is $40 for residents.