Thistle Never Dhu Putting Green. A two-acre putting green in your backyard.
Family gaming gets taken to a ‘hole nother level’, when you have one of the largest putting greens in the world in your backyard. Not to mention taking a few strokes off your handicap. Renowned course designer Dave Zinkand shaped Thistle Never Dhu to challenge accomplished players, while also making it a blast for all skill levels. A playfield is also a part of the unique design and can be set up for croquet, lawn bowling or other games. Zinkand’s naturalistic approach plays up the contours of the land, which is evident on this course as well as other courses he has designed around the world, including Bandon Trails and Bandon Preserve in Oregon, and Weekapaug Golf Club in Rhode Island. It’s all part of Long Cove’s 1200 acre community, just 73 miles from Dallas.
The Proving Grounds Golf Course and Driving Range
Our private 9-hole course in a natural backdrop of native grasses and wildflowers that you can play in a family-friendly 45 minutes. A 450-yard driving range. No fees. No tee times. And right in your backyard at Long Cove – just an hour-ish from Dallas. Now that’s something you can tee up.
Golf course architect Tripp Davis, a master of golf course architecture and design, created The Proving Grounds as well as an impressive portfolio of courses worldwide, including several in Texas such as Old American Golf Club, Raven Nest Golf Club, Peninsula Golf Club, and The Tribute Golf Links. Our golf course community is surrounded by the beauty of the natural Texas landscape and Cedar Creek Lake.