Eighteen years after his initial design, Tripp Davis, ASGCA (Tripp Davis & Associates Golf Architecture), has completed a renovation at The Tribute Golf Links & Guest House, located at the Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community in The Colony, north of Dallas.

The Colony Courier-Leader reports that The Tribute, a public facility, brought back Davis, “to help with the final floating of the greens surface and allow for the best putting surface possible.

“’I originally wanted Bermuda greens 18 years ago,’ Davis said. ‘But at that time these ‘new’ Bermuda greens were untested and everyone else wanted Bent Grass. I like that the Bermuda will play a bit firmer, withstand traffic better and overall provide a better playing surface year round. It will also be more ‘authentic’ in playing quality, similar to what you see in Scotland.’

“’This renovation raises the bar on being the best in the Metroplex for public golf and hospitality,’ said Cliff Coffelt, The Tribute Golf Club PGA general manager. ‘The main renovation involved converting and upgrading the greens and the club house of this 18-year old course. We basically put in new greens from the gravel layer up. I’m very excited to grow the new greens in and to offer a premier putting surface at The Tribute for all of our guests to enjoy.’”

The complete Courier-Leader article can be seen here.