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Designing and Reconstructing Arlington's Ditto Golf Course


John C. Colligan, ASGCA
Colligan Golf Design

Since 1982, Arlington's Chester W. Ditto Golf Course has been a well-respected favorite of DFW Metroplex golfers, who played almost 36,000 rounds there in 2016. However, though popular, golfers also had complaints about the course's shortcomings, such as rocky fairways and limited clubhouse facilities. To correct these and other deficiencies, an $18 million renovation of the course began in the fall of 2016. Colligan Golf Design, a nationally-known firm based in Arlington, was selected for the project, which includes a complete re-routing of all 18 holes, new tee boxes and greens, 74 bunkers, new water features, an improved irrigation system, and a modern clubhouse with expanded dining and meeting facilities. John Colligan and project architect Trey Kemp collaborated on the Ditto Golf Course renovation design.

In this presentation, Mr. Colligan provides a summary of his considerations for the 164-acre Ditto Golf Course renovation and an update on the project. Colligan Golf Design has overseen many notable course renovations, including the Brackenridge Park Golf Course in San Antonio, the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, and the Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas' Oak Cliff area. Following Colligan's work, Stevens Park jumped to No. 18 in Golfweek's ranking of the best municipal courses in the U.S..

John Colligan, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, has more than 30 years of experience in golf course design. Both he and Trey Kemp are UT Arlington alumni. John holds a bachelor's in architecture and a master's in landscape architecture; Trey also earned a master's in landscape architecture.


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