Golfers in the Dallas area will be challenged by a new golf course in spring 2017. Counstruction has begun on Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, based on a design from ASGCA President Steve Smyers.

The 214-acre site will feature a par 71 course measuring 7,700 yards from the longest tees.

“We are creating Maridoe to challenge not only the best players of today, but generations of elite players to come,” Smyers told Golf Course Architecture magazine. “Here, we are fortunate to be building a club for a group of owners who are avid golfers who have always wanted to build a golf course and be involved in the process. As architects, we embraced that opportunity, not only because of their passion for the game, but because of their knowledge and insight, as well.”

Smyers says that since its earliest days, the game of golf has remained in a constant state of evolution, and that his design at Maridoe Golf Club reflects this.

“At Maridoe, we are creating a golf club in that same spirit of innovation, respectful of the traditions and history of the game but always focused on its future,” he said.