The early reviews haven’t been overly positive on Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Parking issues frustrated fans, and a few notable players expressed their displeasure at the new home of the AT&T Byron Nelson.
But at least one PGA Tour player felt it had a major-like feel to it. Kevin Na, who leads the Fort Worth Invitational after an opening round 8-under 62, had nothing but good things to say.
"I told my caddie, I told my friends, I said, 'I think this is a great golf course,'" Na said. "It's a modern day links, Open Championship style golf course. I remember telling Ross Berlin from the Tour saying I felt like I was playing a major tournament practice round.
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"Obviously the scores were low. They set the golf course up on a little bit of the safe side. They slowed the green down a little bit and the fairways down. But if they get the greens [faster], with these fairways fast, who knows what they’re going to shoot?"
Na understandably enjoyed the course as he had one of his best finishes of the season by tying for sixth. He posted four consecutive rounds in the 60s.
Na believes the majority of players liked it, too, based on what he heard within the clubhouse.
"I think it was better than what it looked on TV," Na said. "A lot of the players I thought – majority of the guys was positive. I really liked it. I showed up Monday, before I even tee’d it up in a tournament round, showed up and walked three holes just to see a general idea of what the course was like. I really liked it."