Lantana Golf Club will host 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship qualifiers

Lantana Golf ClubLANTANA, Texas – Lantana Golf Club has been chosen by the North Texas PGA to host the Pre-Qualifier and Monday Qualifier for the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The pre-qualifier will be held May 8, 2012 with the Monday qualifier six days later on May 14. Top finishers from the Monday competition will advance to the main tournament at the end of May at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Stephen Phillips, general manager of Lantana Golf Club. “It validates the top-notch PGA conditions our members enjoy every day.”

Located in southern Denton County in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Lantana Golf Club is owned and operated by The Dominion Golf Group of Austin. “This will be great for us and the Dominion Golf Group and is a very big compliment to our golf course and all of our employees,” Phillips added.

Lantana Golf Club, which was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish, opened in 2002 and changed from a daily-fee course to private club status on Jan. 1, 2009. The par-72 course plays to 7,142 yards from the back tees. It was named a residential golf course of distinction by Golfweek magazine in 2007 and has been constantly ranked among the top private clubs in the Metroplex.

Phillips said the relationship that Lantana has developed with the North Texas PGA led to the course garnering the chance to conduct the qualifiers. “The team deserves all the praise,” he said. “We all need to thank (head golf professional) Ed Garland and (course superintendent) Kurt Sewell for making Lantana Golf Club such a desirable venue and for delivering a PGA experience for our members every round.”

In October, Lantana Golf Club will host a first-stage PGA qualifying school for the eighth straight year. The club was also the host for second-stage PGA qualifying school in 2008 and has also held USGA Amateur Championship qualifying.

he North Texas PGA will conduct both the pre-qualifier and Monday qualifier, and each tournament will be open to the public.

About Lantana Golf Club

Lantana Golf Club (www.lantanagolf.com) was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish and dramatically uses bunkers, mounds and grass swales along with water and woods to provide a well-rounded test for all levels of player. The course is designed as a challenge to the expert player, though it's also playable for the average golfer. Its routing takes advantage of the spectacular terrain and heavily wooded areas of the encompassing 1,718-acre master-planned community.

Playing Lantana is actually like playing two different courses, as there are wide-open spaces – almost like meadows – as well as heavily wooded holes with changes in elevation. The course’s high-faced bunkers not only add to its beauty, they improve the playing experience.

Lantana has hosted the first local stage of the annual PGA Qualifying School Tournament since 2004. Located in southern Denton County in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Lantana is owned and operated by The Dominion Golf Group of Austin.

About The Dominion Golf Group

The Dominion Golf Group (www.thedominiongolfgroup.com) owns and operates a portfolio of five prestigious private clubs that includes the historic Onion Creek Club, as well as River Place and Twin Creeks Country Clubs, all located in Austin, The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio and Lantana Golf Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Austin-based company was founded in May 2006 by President and CEO, Steven Held, and prides itself on its commitment to service and value. 

 

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