Trinity Forest earns Green Star environmental award

Built atop a landfill, the 18-hole course just south of Dallas was designed with sustainability in mind.


Trinity Forest Green Star
Trinity Forest Golf Club sits within the Texas blackland prairie ecoregion, and the facility worked with Audubon Texas to reintroduce prairie plantings to the course’s out-of-play areas. Photo courtesy of Trinity Forest Golf Club

Golf Digest has awarded its 2018 Green Star award for outstanding environmental practices to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

Trinity Forest is the first golf course in the United States to be grassed (everywhere but the greens) with a new dwarf variety of zoysiagrass, christened Trinity zoysiagrass by its developer, David Doguet of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas. Trinity was developed to require less water, less chemicals and less grooming.

Trinity Forest features pockets of low-maintenance “blackland prairie” rough. Director of grounds Kasey Kauff, a 15-year GCSAA member, came up with the concept, a combination of 40 species of native Texas grasses and wildflowers irrigated solely by rain and that serves as habitat for an assortment of wildlife.

Trinity Forest will host the PGA Tour’s 50th anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson Classic May 17-20.

Read more about Trinity Forest in Golf Digest.