The Colony Public Golf Course

Play at The Tribute at The Colony

Located in The Colony, Texas, just off the eastern shores of Lake Lewisville, The Tribute at The Colony offers a unique Scottish links-style golf experience unlike any other in North Texas, complemented by an array of upscale amenities – all open to the public. From our award-winning championship layout to our majestic clubhouse, superb dining, and luxury accommodations, The Tribute is an unrivaled setting for unforgettable golf and truly memorable tournaments, wedding and special events.  

The Tribute At The Colony Scorecard

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Hole #1

"St. Andrews"

The opening hole at Tribute Golf Club is a fitting monument to one of the most famous opening holes: the first hole at St. Andrews Golf Club. This simple-looking hole fits perfectly into the philosophy of the great Scottish links—it may look docile, but it severely punishes golfers in a number of different ways. Despite the traditional caddie’s warning that it’s almost impossible to hit out-of-bounds off the tee, most golfers aim to the left, as this first hole shares a fairway with the 18th hole.


Hole #2


Carnoustie is one of the toughest, meanest, and most demanding courses in all of Scotland and this par 4 second hole is a tribute to the fifth hole at Carnoustie, one of the best of the outward nine on our seaside links. Named “Brae” by course locals, it presents players with a variety of options to attack the hole, which measures 421 yards from the back tees. All but the longest hitters must layup in front of a burn, which runs across the fairway midway from the green. The green is long and slightly elevated with plenty of brae, heather, and gorse all along the left side.


Hole #3


Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth and Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles are both known as Hogan's Alley for the legendary Texas Golfer, Ben Hogan's successes at the two courses. But only one course and one hole, the sixth at Carnoustie, is known as Hogan's Alley on the European Continent. When Hogan won the 1953 Open at Carnoustie, one of the three majors he won in that magical year, he birdied this hole twice in the 36-hole final day in route to his victory. Known simply as "Hogan's Alley" on the course scoreboard, it measures 581 yards from the back tees with Hogan's famous bunkers in the middle of the fairway. Along with the fifth hole, it's considered one of the best 1-2 punches in Scotland.


Hole #4

"Royal Dornoch"

A tribute to famous Scottish designer-turned-American-architectural-legend Donald Ross and his home course of Royal Dornoch, our fourth hole is characterized by its elevated green location, a design technique Ross brought to American masterpiece Pinehurst No. 2. Two huge sod walled greenside bunkers are to be avoided at all cost along with thick native grass on the left side.


Hole #5

"Royal Troon"

Known simply as the Postage Stamp, this 5th hole is a tribute to the par 3 8th at Royal Troon Golf Club. It's the shortest hole in major championship golf, measuring 127 yards from the back tees, but has claimed untold victims over the years with its tiny green and hilly terrain, offering several places to lose your tee shot. This silver of a hole, which starts with an elevated tee to a clustered green, has dished-out more sorrow than success over centuries.


Hole #6


The 6th hole is a tribute to the remote opening hole of the Machrihanish links, located on the Kintyre Peninsula, making it one of the most remote inland courses in Scotland. It features one of the original cape or risk-reward holes anywhere in the region. Players can cut off as much of this dogleg left as they feel is possible, hitting over the Atlantic shoreline, which is in play on the original layout.


Hole #7


The seventh hole is a tribute to the fifth hole at Alisa Course in Turnberry, a 36-hole championship complex on the southern tip of Scotland. The 7th hole, 466 yards from the back or medal markers, is a long and stern test with mounds and other native grass all along the left side. The green is narrow and steep with pot bunkers on the left and right.


Hole #8


This par three is a tribute to the 4th hole at Old Course at Moray in North Scotland near Lossiemouth Royal Air Base. This hole has water and native grass all along the left and less hospitable mounds on the right. The green is large and kidney shaped, meaning the flag can almost be hidden on the right side behind a huge mid-green ridge or in plain sight in the middle of the green, but still not an easy path for a birdie or par.


Hole #9


This par five forces players to think and consider their various options with every shot. The initial drive can portend many things, good and bad. The good shot can be in excellent shape to reach the smallish green in two or three shots or the bad will be in deep trouble and en route to a high scorecard number. There is a large wall along the left side with native grasses to snare any misplaced first or second shots.


Hole #10


A tribute to the par four 9th hole at the original home of the Open Championship at Prestwick, just outside of Troon, Scotland. The ninth at Prestwick will penalize anything less than two excellently played shots on this hole, which plays much more like a par five. It's 456 yards from back tees with dense brush all along both sides. Players must confront a small green, which slopes severely downward midway through the surface.


Hole #11

"St. Andrews"

This par three, the eleventh at St. Andrews, shares a double green with the seventh at the original course as part of the inward and outward links characteristics of golf's birthplace. Another simple, straightforward design which can snare the simplest of shots with its steep elevated green and huge bunkers.


Hole #12


This par five is a tribute to the 12th hole at Prestwick. Imagination is needed on every shot, as a fairly wide fairway leads to a very narrow and tight green opening. There is ample room to drive along the left side as it borders the 10th hole, but the second and third shots are all important, as the protected green can be exceedingly hard to hit from long distances.


Hole #13


This great par four showcases one of the great Scottish design insights, a drivable par four. At just 310 yards from the back tees, and 243 yards from the forward tees, the hole mightily tempts many a golfer to think they can reach the green with their tee shot, but then greatly penalizes them if they come up short. This fairway is a series of rolling pitches up and down, which can send the ball careening in any direction if they miss the multi-level green.


Hole #14


This par three is a tribute to the 13th hole at Muirfield, one of the oldest and one of the most exclusive golf courses in Scotland or the world. The hole is 201 yards from the back tees with deep-set bunkers on each side of the green and mounding to provide natural beauty and at sunrise and sunset. The green can be very long and difficult at 48 yards, so it's extremely important to gauge proper wind direction and club selection.


Hole #15

"Western Gailes"

This is a tribute to one of the more classic links courses in all of the world, Western Gailes and its par five 14th hole. It has been labeled one of the top holes in the world by a national golf publication and is laid out much like a chessboard. From the back tees of 566 yards, every successive shot must be considered like moves against a grand master with each route taken exposing the golfer to more danger and challenge.


Hole #16


A tribute to the 16th hole of the Alisa Course at Turnberry. This relatively short par four, just 418 yards from the back markers, can play a big factor in a player's final score. It's possible to reach the small burn with a tremendous tee shot, but the best players will lay back to leave themselves a short wedge to a heavily slanted green.


Hole #17

"St. Andrews" 

Arguably the most single famous hole in the world. Known as the Road Hole, this par four 17th at St. Andrews has bedeviled golfers for centuries with its length, design, and hidden dangers. Golfers must drive over an old shed off the tee to a largely hidden fairway. An actual road runs all along the right side with out-of-bounds further right.


Hole #18

"St. Andrews" 

A fitting, final tribute to golf's great history and tradition is the 18th hole at St. Andrews, as showcased by this sturdy par four. The burn runs right in front of the tee box with the famous Swilken Bridge where golfers traditionally pay their last respects to St. Andrews as they cross the water.

Yellow37242158143112742346620150535274561725223102015664184713593475700273.2 / 128
Black36239053240611640144118748033154261654902871535263894463453227654271 / 12277.7 / 132
White35436550037910136538716943730573941454552431304953473983382945600268.9 / 11674.6 / 125
Green3223064413418232832415041227063701344212141074233133682962646535265.6 / 11171.5 / 117
Handicap7591171131315 41012181486216    
Par M/W445434435364354354443672  
Handicap7591171131315 41012181486216    

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Golf at The Tribute at The Colony

The Tribute’s brilliantly crafted par-72, 7,000-yard championship layout was designed by Tripp Davis & Associates to emulate holes from some of the greatest golf courses in Scotland, the birthplace of golf. Complete with wind-swept dunes, sea-washed grasses and other authentic Scottish links-style design elements, the course’s captivating variety of holes include the famous par-4 17th Road Hole; the breathtaking starting 1st and finishing 18th holes from St. Andrews, featuring a walk over the Swilken Bridge; the Postage Stamp par-3 5th hole from Royal Troon; the par-5 3rd hole known as Hogan’s Alley from Carnoustie; plus holes from Turnberry, Prestwick and two holes from Muirfield, perhaps the finest and most exclusive golf course in the world. 


The Tribute at The Colony
1000 Lebanon Roady
The Colony, TX 75056
(972) 370-5465

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