For many years, there were basically two factors
that drew top PGA Tour stars to Irving each year:
Byron Nelson hosted the event, and the hotel is terrific.
It sure wasn’t the golf course.
Jay Morrish crafted the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas in
1982, with help from Ben Crenshaw and Lord Byron himself.
But back then, the course worked better for routing galleries
than it did as an aesthetically pleasing, cohesive test of golf.
Today, thanks to a number of helpful tweaks by Champions
Tour player D.A. Weibring, the TPC has become a really fun
track. The hardest par on the course has always been the
par-4 3rd, which now measures 528
yards and has water on the right. The
best hole has always been the 406-yard,
par-4 14th, which demands a perfectly
placed drive followed by an approach
over water, with bunker and tree trouble
lurking on both shots. But probably the most thrilling change
is Weibring’s redo of the 198-yard 17th, with its amphitheater
green complex flush against a lake.
As for the hotel: The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at
Las Colinas may be a mouthful, but this Silver Medal winner in our Premier Resorts Awards is an excellent urban retreat.
The property is close to the DFW airport and downtown Dallas,
but it still offers “resort-getaway” ambience along with the
typical Four Seasons touches. The whole package feels like a
luxurious business hotel blended with an exclusive country
Unique among the amenities is the hotel’s amazing
sports club — Dallas’s finest — with tennis,
squash, indoor and outdoor pools,
running tracks, and half-court basketball.
At times, golf almost feels like an
afterthought — but it really shouldn’t.
Not anymore, at least.
June room rates start at $230 per night; the
Champions Golf Package starts at $445 per
room per night (incl. 1 round of golf for 1 person).