If you are looking for an awesome experience when you are in the Dallas area for business or for a golf stay and play; if you're tired of team meetings, training, or planning sessions in boring and stale hotels; if you and your buds or spouses are looking for a fun weekend or weekday trip; if you're planning a small reunion; or if you just need to escape for a couple days to relax and play golf, then you need to check out The Tribute on the shores of Lake Lewisville just north of Dallas. We were fortunate enough to sample The Tribute's Golf Stay & Play package and can assure you that you will truly enjoy a golf stay at The Tribute.
The Tribute offers old world charm, an outstanding golf course, and magnificent facilities to make your stay very memorable. From the moment you drive into the facility and view the well manicured landscaping and the majestic 33,000 square foot English Tudor Clubhouse you begin to relax and step back in time for a true Scottish experience, found nowhere else but in Scotland. The impressive Clubhouse is home to an excellent pro shop, ballroom, meeting or breakout rooms, Old Tom Morris Pub, and eight suites - everything has that old world charm and feel. For example, all of the artwork and pictures are from Scotland, the bar comes from a 200 year old pub in Scotland, and the decor is also Scottish. The feel is so Scottish that before long you'll swear that you hear bagpipe music in the background. The other thing that you will immediately notice is the excellent service by a very friendly and attentive staff.
The Tribute provides a very unique overnight experience in well-appointed suites of varying sizes, all of which are furnished with rich Scottish antiques. Each suite (click on the suite name to see a picture) is designed, decorated, and named after a famous club in Scotland - the Crown Suite (with a jacuzzi, fireplace, sofas, dining table, and large balcony overlooking the golf course), St. Andrews, Royal Troon, Muirfield Room, Carnoustie Room, Turnberry Room, and the Prestwick Room. The suites are available in king, queen or twin sized beds and each have magnificent views of the golf course or countryside from the balconies. Average room rates were $180 per night in 2007. We stayed in the Crown Suite and were impressed with the room size, decor, jacuzzi tub, wood burning fireplace, and large balcony with a magnificent view of the golf course and Lake Lewisville.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in the Old Tom Morris Pub, or food can be catered or delivered to your room. The Old Tom Morris Pub, named after Auld Tom Morris who made feather golf balls and in 1851 was offered the position at Prestwick to design the course and became the official "Keeper of the Green," serves Scottish specialties and beverages. For our stay, the award-winning European chef who serves international and regional fare prepared a superb three course dinner which included a salad with fresh salmon, a trio of lamb, beef, and quail with a light demi-glaze sauce plus fresh asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. He ended our meal with a huge desert of ice cream, bread pudding, strawberries and whipped cream - we could barely waddle up to our room after all that! Excellent.
The Tom Morris Pub's centerpiece is a 200 year old hand-crafted bar that was imported from Scotland and is now home to drinks ranging from a pint of beer to an array of high quality, single malt scotches from some of the most remote places in Scotland. The Pub is a comfortable setting for meals, drinks, or to unwind after an enjoyable round of golf or a productive meeting.
You can't help but be impressed with the magnificent clubhouse, unique suites, fine cuisine, Scottish tradition, and excellent service but that's not all The Tribute has to offer - you can play 18 of the most memorable and historic holes in Scotland. The course is patterned after the legendary courses in Scotland and allows you to capture a time and place locked in history and tradition. The Tribute's 18 holes were constructed in meticulous detail from the most famous and challenging holes of the great Scottish links including the postage stamp par 3 from Royal Troon, Hogan's Alley at Carnoustie, the The Swilcan Bridge and famous par 4 17th hole at St. Andrews, plus holes from Muirfield, Prestwick, and Turnberry. The par 72 course is over 7000 yards from the tips and each hole has a marker describing some significant historic event for that hole. The course is characterized by wind swept dunes, sea washed grass, berms, and open fairways. Lake Lewisville offers the breeze similar to Scotland, but can't quite match the Scottish ocean views.
You will remember this course and want to come back to experience its history and challenges again. The Tribute is well deserving of a number of accolades including: #1 ranked "Daily Fee Golf Course in North Texas" by the Dallas Morning News; America's Top Golf Courses by Zagat in 2006 and 2007; #78 in Golf Digest's Best Courses in the United States; "One of America's Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest (2006 - 2010)and Best Club House and Best Pro Shop according to Avid Golfer. You can read the Texas Outside Review of The Tribute by clicking here.
It's hard to find anything better than what The Tribute has to offer, so call now and make a reservation.