Woodbridge Golf Club opened in July of 1999. Selected as the “Home of the
Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America”, Woodbridge is SGS’s most
ambitious work to date. A relatively flat site in the northeastern suburbs of
Dallas, Texas, the Woodbridge routing by Singletary sought to take advantage of
the many mature hardwood trees and streams flowing thru the property. The
resulting 7,016 yard, par 72 course provides an outstanding challenge to the
better player from the back tees while opening up to an enjoyable outing by the
less accomplished player from the forward tees.
“An outstanding test of golf as designed by PGA
Member Lee Singletary. Woodbridge is destined to become one of the best
courses in the Dallas / Ft. Worth
Metroplex and the entire State of Texas. Outstanding length and shot
values from the championship tees challenges the best players while the
tees provides a fun and interesting outing for even the beginner. The
truly challenging but all the while fair and the bunkering and subtle
use of the
water features reminds one of the great traditional parkland courses of
northeastern U.S. The Northern Texas PGA is proud to call Woodbridge
............Darrell Crall, Executive Director of The Northern Texas
the PGA of America.
The #1 golf
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By Ron Whitten, Architecture Editor
"I played Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie with its designer,
Lee Singletary, a local architect struggling to find steady work. This is his
best work to date, one that bucks the trend of trying to be all things to all
golfers. Give hackers wide fairways? Not at Woodbridge. Most holes are tight and
tree lined, with deep brush beyond. Bounce it onto every green? Not here. Seven
greens have creeks fronting them, and five others have water guarding a portion.
Dumb down the greens to speed up play? No, the greens were heavily contoured.
Lee's a very good golfer, and I suppose many will accuse him of designing around
his own game. I simply thought he designed a course that Ben Hogan would have
loved. Anyone who relishes a relentless challenge will enjoy Woodbridge, but
it's not a course for those who pack a ball retriever. I hope they never change
the course, and I hope Lee finds more work."
reprinted by permission - RW
Dallas Morning News
The 10 best new courses in Texas : 1999
Lineup of state's best new courses is a reflection of building boom
Harless Wade / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
The top 10 new courses listed
Barton Creek/Canyon, Austin •
Castle Hills, Lewisville • Houstonian, Richmond
Sky Creek Ranch, Keller • Shadow Hawk, Richmond Southern Oaks, Fort Worth
Tierra Verde, Arlington • Twin Lakes, Canton • The Tradition, Spring
• Woodbridge, Wylie
Harless Wade writes
Not since The Dallas Morning News initiated its annual Best of Texas Golf a
dozen years ago has a lineup of new courses proved so baffling that 1999 stands
out as a time without a true No. 1.
During a discussion with Tim Hobby about the new courses, the Baylor coach was
asked about more than one. His replies: " Woodbridge at Wylie: "It's awesome."
Hobby, one of the 27 voters, wasn't alone in the use of the word awesome.
Similar words were employed any number of times by other PGA Tour pros,
designers and outstanding amateurs in discussions about new layouts.
Woodbridge, the new home office to the Northern Texas PGA, is carved from an
area around a winding creek only minutes northeast of downtown Garland. It is an
outstanding design of Lee Singletary, a NTPGA pro. Trey Hansen, director of golf
at Woodbridge, is quick to point out the great teaching facilities at the Wylie
course. Woodbridge also claims one of the few holes measuring more than 600
yards in Texas. The par-5 13th doglegs along 614 yards to an impressive, huge
green. It's one of the toughest and most beautiful new holes in the state.
Texas Golf 2000
Golf in Texas
The Dallas Morning News
Member - Sectional Affairs Committee - United States Golf
6530 Covecreek • Dallas, TX 75240 • 972 - 661 -
November 17, 1999
Dear Lee :
What a fine course! You found a great course hidden out there at
Woodbridge. It was a pleasure to play - but not well I’m afraid as I
was too busy sizing up your work and being impressed by your talent
to be bothered with my score.
Congratulations on your product!
Section Affairs Committee
Dr. Robert Romero
Member - Course Rating Committee - Texas Golf Association
115 Fox Glen Cr. • Irving, TX 75062
September 28, 1999
Dear Lee :
I recently had the opportunity to be on the team that rated
Woodbridge Golf Club. It was a pleasure to see such an original
design of this course. You have designed many memorable holes at
Woodbridge. I particularly like the two short par fours.
Woodbridge is by far one of the best golf courses in the area!
I congratulate you on your beautifully designed course and look
forward to meeting new challenges of your future golf course
Dr. Robert Romero
Course Rating Committee - TGA