10 Ways to experience the city of yesteryear

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It’s an oft-told tale that Dallas has “nothing that’s old or historic or vintage,” that we ruthlessly tear down anything that’s over 30 to put up the proverbial parking lot. While it’s true that we may not have as many vintage buildings and experiences as, say, Boston or New York, we have more than you’d think on first glance.

To see how you can experience yesteryear in Dallas click here.


Top 25 most expensive courses ($81 and Above)

Fee is the cost of a greens fee and cart for a prime Saturday tee time. Fees are from May 2012. Actual Rates may vary. To be eligible, a course must have been rated by eight panel members.

Rank Course Location,Phone Designer Year Open Fee 2012 rank
1. Barton Creek Resort, Fazio Foothills Austin,512-329-4653 Tom Fazio 1981 $319 1.
2. Pines Dunes Resort Frankston903-876-4336 Jay Morrish 2001 $85 2.
3. Newport Dunes Golf Club Port Aransas361-749-4653 Arnold Palmer 2008 $85 3.
4. Black Jack’s Crossing Lajitas432-424-5080 Lanny Wadkins 2011 $97 NR
5. Crown Colony Country Club Lufkin936-637-8800 Robert Von Hagge, Bruce Develin 1979 $135 6.
6. Barton Creek Resort, Fazio Canyons Austin512-329-4000 Tom Fazio 2000 $319 5.
7. Red Stone Golf Club, Tournament Course Humble281-454-6590 Reese Jones, David Toms 2005 $175 4.
8. Horse Shoe Bay Resort, Ram Rock Horseshoe Bay830-598-6561 Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1981 $152 7.
9. Old American Golf Club The Colony972-370-4653 Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard 2010 $135 12.
10. The Lakes at Castle Hills Lewisville Jay Morrish 1999 $160 NR
11. Wolfdancer Golf Club Lost Pines512-308-9653 Arthur Hills 2006 $159 10.
12. TPC San Antonio, AT&T Oaks San Antonio210-491-5800 Greg Norman 2010 $205 11.
13. TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas Irving972-717-2530 x-Morrish, Nelson, y-Wiebring-Wolfard 1983 $195 13.
14. Horseshoe Bay Resort, Slick Rock Horseshoe Bay830-598-2561 Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1972 $152 17.
15. TPC San Antonio, AT&T Canyons San Antonio210-491-5800 Pete Dye 2010 $205 8.
16. Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine817-481-7277 Jeffrey D. Brauer 2001 $196 16.
17. Horshoe Bay Resort, Applerock Horseshoe Bay830-598-6561 Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1985 $152 14.
18. The Tribute Golf Club The Colony972-370-5465 Tripp Davis 2000 $140 21
19. Teravista Golf Club Round Rock512-651-9580 Clifton, Ezell & Clifton 2002 $81 NR
20. Stonebriar Resort, Fazio Course Frisco972-668-8748 Tom Fazio 2000 $134 22.
21. Barton Creek Resort, Palmer Lakeside Spicewood830-693-7581 Arnold Palmer 1987 $189 23.
22. Augusta Pines Spring832-381-1010 Tour 18 Inc. 2000 $85 NR
23. Grey Rock Golf Club Austin512-288-4297 Jay Morrish 1992 $100 NR
24. Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club Katy281-693-4653 Greg Norman 1990 $95 15.
25. Blackhorse Golf Club, North Course Cypress281-304-1747 Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen 2000 $103 18

x-original deign by Jay Morrish and Byron Nelson; y-redesign by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolfard. NR-not ranked. No longer ranked: 9. Butterfield Trail, El Paso; 19. Blackhorse Golf Club South Course, Cypress; 20. The Cliffs Resort, Graford; 24. Resort Course at La Cantera, San Antonio; 25. Barton Creek Resort, Crenshaw Cliffside, Austin.


Top 25 high-priced courses ($61-80)

Fee is the cost of a greens fee and cart for a prime Saturday tee time. Fees are from May 2012. Actual Rates may vary. To be eligible, a course must have been rated by eight panel members.

Rank Course Location,Phone Designer Year Open Fee 2012 rank
1. Woodforest Golf Club Montgomery936-588-8800 Steve Elkington 2001 $80 2.
2. Butterfield Trial Golf Club El Paso915-771-1031 Tom Fazio 2007 $80 NR
3. The Rawls Course Lubbock806-742-4653 Tom Doak 2003 $64 1.
4. The Wilderness Golf Course Lake Jackson979-297-4653 Jeffery D. Braur 2004 $63 3.
5. Moody Gardens Golf Course Galveston489-683-4653 Jacobson Hardy Golf Design 2008 $77 NR
6. Gleannloch Pines Spring281-225-1200 Jay Riviere 1999 $65 NR
7. Texas Star Golf Course Euless817-685-7888 Keith Foster 1997 $78 4.
8. Tierra Verde Golf Club Arlington817-478-8500 Gary Stephenson, Graham Parks, Intl. 1998 $69 6.
9. South Padre Island Golf Club Laguna Vista956-9435678 Chris Cole, Stephen Caplinger 1997 $78 22.
10. Cypress Wood GC, Tradition Course Spring281-821-6300 Keith Foster 1997 $75 5.
11. Brackenridge Park Golf Course San Antonio210-226-5612 x-A.W. Tillinghasty- John Colligan 1916 $80 7.
12. Golf Club of Dallas Dallas214-333-3595 x-Perry, Press Maxwelly-Charles Coody 1953 $64 NR
13. Avery Ranch Golf Club Austin512-248-2442 Andy Raugust 2002 $73 NR
14. Links at Lands End Yantis903-383-3290 George Williams 2001 $69 8.
15. The Golf Club at Star Ranch Hutto512-252-4653 Bechtol Russell Golf Design 2001 $66 9.
16. The Bandit Golf Club New Braunfels830-609-4665 Keith Foster 1997 $66 16.
17. High Meadow Ranch Golf Club Magnolia281-356-7700 Tom Nugent, David Ogrin 2000 $75 NR
18. Tangle Ridge Golf Club Grand Prairie972-299-6837 Jeffery D. Brauer 1995 $65 12.
19. Canyon Springs Golf Club San Antonio210-497-1770 Thomas Walker 1998 $74 NR
20. Wildcat Golf Club Highlands Course Houston713-413-3400 Roy Case 2001 $75 NR
21. Houston National Golf Club Houston281-304-1400 Von Hagge, Smelek & Baril 2000 $61 NR
22. The Falls Golf Club and Resort New Ulm979-992-3123 Jay Riviere, Dave Marr 1984 $80 15
23. Waterchase Golf Club Fort Worth817-861-4653 Stephen D. Plumer 2000 $75 NR
24. Wildcat Golf Club Lakes Course Houston713-413-3400 Roy Case 2002 $75 NR
25. Ridgeview Ranch Plano972-390-1039 Jeffrey D. Brauer 1996 $70 NR

x-original design; y-redesign. NR-not ranked; No longer ranked: 10. The Republic GC, Sand Antonio; 11. Teravisa Golf Club, Round Rock; 13. The Bridges GC, Gunter; 14. Buffalo Creek GC, Rockwall; 17. Indian Creek GC Creeks Course, Carrollton; 19. Sky Creek Ranch GC, Keller; 20 Garden Vally GC, Lindale; 21. The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, Fort Worth; 23. West Ridge GC, McKinney; 24. Golf Club at Frisco Lakes, Frisco; 25. Twin Creeks GC, Allen.


Top 25 mid-priced Courses ($45-$60)

Fee is the cost of a greens fee and cart for a prime Saturday tee time. Fees are from May 2012. Actual Rates may vary. To be eligible, a course must have been rated by eight panel members.

Rank Course Location,Phone Designer Year Open Fee 2012 rank
1. The Club at Concan Concan830-232-4471 Bechtol Russell Golf Design 2007 $60 NR
2. Diamondback Golf Club Abilene1-888-545-6262 Charles  Coody 1998 $55 1.
3. Stevens Park Golf Course Dallas214-670-7506 x-Jack Burke St.y-Colligan Golf Design 1922 $46 NR
4. Memorial Park Golf Course Houston713-862-4033 x-John Bredemusy-Marr and Riveire 1936 $49 2
5. Squaw Valley GC Comanche Lakes Glen Rose1-800-831-8259 John Colligan 2001 $57 5
6. Squaw Valley GC Apache Lakes Glen Rose1-800-831-8259 x-Jeffrey D. Brauery-John Colligan 1992 $57 9
7. Tenison Park GC Highlands Course Dallas214-679-1402 x-Ralph Plummery-Wiebring-Wolfard 1960 $58 4.
8. Painted Dunes Golf Course El Paso915-821-2122 Ken Dye 1991 $50 8.
9. Texarkana Golf Ranch Texarkana903-334-7401 Jim Fazio Jr. 2002 $46 3.
10. Cypresswood GC Cypress Course Spring281-821-6300 Rick Forester 1986 $58 16.
11. Eagle Pointe Golf Club Mont Belvieu281-385-6666 Rick Forester 1999 $55 7.
12. Robson Ranch Wildhorse Golf Club Denton940-246-1001 Gary Stephenson 2001 $60 NR
13. Sherrill Park Course No. 1 Richardson972-234-1416 x-Howard-Creaghy-Weibring-Wolfard 1973 $48 NR
14. Grapevine Municipal Golf Course Grapevine817-410-3377 x-Byron Nelson, Joe Fingery-Weibring-Wolfard 1979 $51 25.
15. Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center Universal City210-945-4653 Finger, Dye, Spann Design Group 2000 $59 21.
16. Roy Kizer Golf Course Austin512-444-0999 Joe Finger 1974 $46 11.
17. Firewheel Golf Park The Bridges Garland972-205-2795 Dick Phelps 2001 $57 20.
18. Blaketree National Golf Club Montgomery936-449-4907 Thomas Blake 2000 $49 NR
19. Forest Creek Golf Club Round Rock512-388-2874 Dick Phelps 1990 $54 18
20. Trails of Frisco Golf Club Frisco972-668-4653 Jeffrey D. Brauer 2001 $59 NR
21. Hawks Creek Golf Club Fort Worth817-738-8402 x-Charles Akeyy-John Colligan 1950 $50 15.
22. Tierra Santa Golf Club Weslaco956-973-1811 Jeffrey D. Brauer, Steve Elkington 1997 $53 17.
23. Split Rail Links and Golf Club Aledo817-441-4653 Phil Lumsden 2002 $49 24.
24. Pine Forest Golf Club Bastrop512-321-1181 Don January, Billy Martindale 1979 $45 NR
25. Twin Lakes Golf Course Canton903-567-1112 Robert Von Hagge 1999 $60 13.

x-original design; y-redesign; NR-not ranked; No longer ranked: 6. Quicksand Golf Course, San Angelo; 10. Rayburn Country Resort, Brookeland; 12. Houston National GC; 14. Stone Creek CC, Sherman; 19. Golf Club of Texas at Briggs Ranch, San Antonio; 22. Greatwood GC, Sugar Land; 23. Firewheel Golf Park Lakes Course, Garland


Top 25 economy courses ($44 and below)

Fee is the cost of a greens fee and cart for a prime Saturday tee time. Fees are from May 2012. Actual Rates may vary. To be eligible, a course must have been rated by eight panel members.

Rank Course Location,Phone Designer Year Open Fee 2012 rank
1. Quicksand Golf Course San Angelo325-482-8337 Michael Hurdzan 1996 $44 NR
2. Comanche Trail Arrowhead Course Amarillo806-378-4281 Cupp Desigh 1999 $31 NR
3. Comanche Trail, Tomahawk Couse Amarillo806-378-4281 Charles Howard 1990 $31 2.
4. Ross Rogers GC Wildhorse Amarillo806-378-3086 Weibring-Wolfard 2004 $37 6
5. Texas National Golf Club Willis936-856-7282 Jack Miller 1977 $37 17.
6. Cleburne Golf Links Cleburne817-641-4501 John Colligan 2009 $39 16
7. Cedar Crest Golf Course Dallas214-670-7615 x-A.W. Tillinghasty-Weibring-Wolfard 1918 $40 5.
8. Henry Homberg Golf Course Beaumont409-842-3220 Corps of Engineers 1933 $28 19.
9. Kingwood Cove Golf Club Kingwood281-358-1155 Unknown 1968 $32 4
10. Delaware Springs Golf Course Burnet512-756-8471 Dave Axland, Dan Proctor 1999 $42 8.
11. Jimmy Clay Golf Course Austin512-444-0999 Joe Finger 1974 $37 11.
12. Texas A&M Golf Club College Station979-845-1723 Ralph Plummer 1950 $35 NR
13. Mansfield National Golf Club Mansfield817-477-3366 John Colligan 2000 $39 9.
14. Brock Park Golf Course Houston281-458-1350 A.C. Ray 1972 $36 NR
15. Lions Municipal Golf Course Austin512-477-6963 Unknown 1928 $35 21.
16. Gaines County Golf Club Seminole432-758-3808 Jim Terry 1954 $31 13
17. Sherrill Park, Course No. 2 Richardson972-234-1416 x-Howard-Creaghy-Weibring-Wolfard 1976 $48 10.
18. Pecan Valley River Course Fort Worth817-249-1845 Ralph Plummer 1963 $38 NR
19. Raven Nest Golf Club Huntsville936-438-8588 Tripp Davis 2003 $40 7.
20. Morris Williams Golf Course Austin512-926-1298 Leon Howard 1964 $34 24.
21. Bay Forest Golf Course La Porte281-471-4653 Jay Riviere 1977 $43 NR
22. Squaw Creek Golf Course Willlow Park817-441-8185 Ralph Plummer 1971 $39 22.
23. Champions Course at Weeks Park Wichita Falls940-767-6107 Jeffrey D. Brauer 2008 $40 NR
24. Keeton Park Golf Course Dallas214-670-8784 David Bennett 1978 $35 23.
25. Links at West Fork Conroe936-441-6193 Rick Robbins 2004 $40 NR

x-original design; y-redesign; NR-not ranked; No longer ranked: 1.  Sherrill Park Course No. 1, Richardson; 3. Legacy Hills GC, Georgetown; 12. Webb Hill CC, Wolfe City; 15. Cottonwood Creek GC, Waco; 18. Hogan Park GC, Midland; 20. Red Wolf Run Golf Resort, Huffman; 25. Hidden Creek GC, Burleson (closed for renovation).


Texas Golf: Texas’ best and most beautiful holes

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TEXAS’ MOST BEAUTIFUL 18

Course Location

No.

Par

Yds.

Barton Creek Fazio Foothills

 

Austin

9

3

175

Cordillera Ranch Boerne

16

3

172

The Hills CC Austin

7

3

184

Whispering Pines Trinity

15

3

178

Austin CC Austin

18

4

476

Dallas National Dallas

9

4

448

Barton Creek Canyons Austin

10

4

442

Barton Creek Fazio Foothills

 

Austin

10

4

440

Barton Creek Fazio Foothills

 

Austin

16

4

422

Course Location

No.

Par

Yds.

The Hills CC Austin

18

4

442

Whispering Pines Trinity

7

4

453

Whispering Pines GC Trinity

13

4

463

Whispering Pines Trinity

14

4

392

Whispering Pines Trinity

18

4

499

Barton Creek Fazio Foothills

 

Austin

18

5

560

Dallas National Dallas

10

5

610

Walden on Lake Conroe

Montgomery

 

11

5

533

Whispering Pines Trinity

5

5

579

TEXAS’ BEST 18

Course Location

No.

Par

Yds.

Cordillera Ranch Boerne

16

3

172

Crown Colony Lufkin

17

3

203

The Hills CC Austin

7

3

184

Whispering Pines Trinity

15

3

178

Barton Creek (Foothills) Austin

16

4

422

Carlton Woods (Nicklaus) Houston

15

4

455

Colonial CC Fort Worth

5

4

481

Dallas National Dallas

8

4

475

Dallas National Dallas

9

4

448

Course Location No. Par Yds.
The Woodlands CCTournament Course Woodlands

18

4

442

Whispering Pines Trinity

7

4

453

Whispering Pines Trinity

13

4

463

Whispering Pines Trinity

14

4

392

Whispering Pines Trinity

18

4

499

Dallas National Dallas

10

5

610

Walden on Lake Conroe Montgomery

11

5

582

Whispering Pines Trinity

5

5

579

Whispering Pines Trinity

17

5

603


Parents’ Guide to Summer: Dance

By NORMA CAVASOSNORMA CAVASOS  pgdanceThe Dallas Morning News

Special Contributor

Published: 04 April 2013 12:26 AM

DANCE

Angelina Ballerina Dance Camp

Ages: 4-6.

Where: Frisco School of Music, 9255 Preston Road, Frisco.

When: June 24-28, July 29-Aug. 2. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 2-4 p.m.

Cost: Starts at $150.

Description: Inspired by the popular Angelina Ballerina children’s character, the camp focuses on ballet technique, confidence, creativity, literacy and reading.

Contact: 214-436-4058.

Website: friscoschoolofmusic.com.

Centre for Dance Summer Camps

Ages: 2-18.

Where: 7517 Campbell Road, Suite 400, Dallas.

When: June 17-Aug. 9. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $150.

Description: Boys and girls of all ages and experience levels can choose from a variety of camps including cheer, pop star, drill team, hip-hop, princess and more.

Contact: 972-248-1112.

Website: centrefordance.com.

Dallas Ballet Center Camps, Classes, Workshops

Where: 8530 Abrams, Suite 608, Dallas.

Ballet Dance Camp: June 17-21. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. For ages 7-10, with previous ballet experience. Includes Friday presentation for parents. $135.

Ballet Intensive Summer Workshop: July 8-19. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For ages 10-18 with intermediate to advanced skills. Includes Friday presentation for parents. $265; $395 for both sessions.

Broadway Bound: July 22-26. One-week session, Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Musical-theater workshop, for ages 7-12, includes instruction in the basics of theater, song and dance. Includes Friday presentation for parents. $135.

Discovery Dance Camp: June 17-21, July 22-26. One-week sessions, Monday- Friday 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 3-7 practice fun dance styles, work on daily art projects and learn about music and rhythm. Includes Friday performance for parents. $80.

Jazz-Tap Workshop: June 24-28. One-week session, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Workshop, for ages 8-18, includes jazz technique, musical theater, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, audition prep, choreography and more. Includes Friday presentation for parents. $235.

Summer Classes: June 2-Aug. 2. Days and times vary by class. Hourlong classes in tap and jazz for ages 8 and older, and in hip-hop for ages 10 and older. $130 for 10 classes.

Children’s Saturday Ballet: June 22-Aug. 3. Six Saturday classes, times vary. Introduction to ballet for ages 3-8. $75-$85.

Contact: 214-348-3224.

Website: dallasballetcenter.com.

Dance and More Summer Dance Camps

Ages: 3-18.

Where: 9090 Skillman, Suite 299A, Dallas.

When: June 3-July 26. One-week sessions, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 9-11 a.m. for ages 3-6.

Cost: $120-$250.

Description: Themed camps include “Dancing Starlets” (ages 3-6); “Dancing Divas” and “Teen Idol” (ages 7-11); and “Intensive Dance” (ages 12 and older).

Contact: 214-221-1467.

Website: danceandmoredallas.com.

Fun While Learning … Dance

Ages: 7-14.

Where: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

When: June 17-July 3. Four-week session, Monday-Thursday (except final week) 3-5 p.m.

Cost: $150.

Registration deadline: June 3.

Description: Campers, divided by age group, learn about the beauty of dance and get moving with fun routines and activities.

Contact: 972-860-2995.

Website: cedarvalleycollege.edu.

Maguire Academy of Irish Dance Summer Workshop

Ages: 4 and older.

Where: 2325 Lakeland, Dallas.

When: June 17-21. One-week session, Monday-Friday, times vary by class choice and age.

Cost: Starts at $100.

Description: Riverdance cast members, current and former, instruct students in basic Irish dance steps. More experienced dancers can take classes in soft-shoe, hard-shoe and ceili dance.

Contact: 469-855-5435.

Website: maguireacademy.com.

Sheena’s Dance Academy

Ages: 21/2 and older.

Where: 7975 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco.

When: June 18-Aug. 17. Camps: One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday, times vary by camp. Classes: Nine-week session, weekly, days and times vary by class.

Cost: $52-$320.

Description: Choose from dance and cheer camps; weekly dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop; and ballet and hip-hop workshops.

Contact: 972-712-1100.

Website: sheenasdanceacademy.com.

Studio B Summer Dance Camps

Ages: 2-18.

Where: 2108 Kidwell, Dallas.

When: June-August. One-week sessions, weekdays, 9-11 a.m., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $125-$350.

Description: A variety of themed camps for girls and boys of all ages and skill levels are offered. Activities may include dancing, singing, crafts and a final-day performance for friends and family.

Contact: 214-826-3800.

Website: studiob-dallas.com.

Studio 3 Dance Classes, Workshops and Camps

Ages: 21/2 and older.

Where: 2220 Coit, Dallas.

When: June 10-Aug, 16. One-week sessions, Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (for camps), 1-3 p.m. (for workshops). Classes meet weekly over four-week session (July 10-July 3), days and times vary by class.

Cost: $150; $65 for class sessions.

Description: Fairy-tale camps for ages 3-7 combine dance, crafts, music and more. Also offered: classes in several dance genres; workshops in musical theater, drill team prep and hip-hop.

Contact: 972-964-3838.

Website: studio3dance.com.