Meadowbrook Golf Course turns 100 years old next year. | Photo courtesy of @fwgolf
We can’t think of a better way to soak in Fort Worth’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 25 golf courses to make a tee time at in Cowtown.
Pecan Valley Golf Course, Benbrook | Designed by architect Dave Bennet, the River course is along the Clearfork of the Trinity River, while the second Hills course runs through a tree-filled area.
Hawk’s Creek Golf Club, Westwood Village | The course is located near the former Carswell Air Force Base + features mature trees and natural water hazards on most holes.
Colonial Country Club, University | Home of the annual Charles Schwab Challenge, the course is located in the center of the city along the Trinity River.
Diamond Oaks Country Club, North Richland Hills | One of the “best kept secrets’’ in town, the course runs along Big Fossil Creek and features 100-year-old oak trees + a 40,000-sqft clubhouse.
Par 3 + driving ranges
Benbrook Lake Golf, Benbrook | The family-owned Par 3 course and driving range was established in 1977. It features a lighted facility so you can play in the evenings year round.
Leonard Golf Links, Chapel Creek | Practice your swing at the 52-acre lighted range + try out some new clubs at the “Best Club Fitter in America.”
Miniature golf + indoors
Rockwood Go-Karts & Mini Golf, University | The ADA-compliant, Texas-themed course lets you putt through 18 holes of Lone Star State features + zoom around in the “fastest karts in the Fort.”
1611 Indoor Golf Club, Bryant Irvin | Stay out of the sun with the virtual driving range with a swing analysis, a BigTilt sloping putting green, and private lessons.
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Fall Lunchtime Music Series | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th St., Fort Worth | Free | Bring your lunch outside and enjoy live music in the park.
Thursday, Sept. 28
TCU Women’s Soccer | Thursday, Sept. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, 3600 W. Berry St., Fort Worth | $5-$10 | Watch the Horned Frogs take on the Kansas State Wildcats.
Friday, Sept. 29
Ned Ledoux | Friday, Sept. 29 | 10 p.m.-12 a.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $18-$28 | The country singer from Wyoming is bringing his twang to the world’s largest honky tonk.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Cowtown Comic Con 2023 | Saturday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 1 | Times vary | Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth | $15-$75 | Nerd out on graphic artists and comic creators — bonus points if you dress up.
Sunday, Oct. 1
Cowtown Taco Throwdown | Sunday, Oct. 1 | 1-4 p.m. | River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rd St., Fort Worth | $15-$69 | Find out who makes the best taco in North Texas at the second annual event benefiting Brotherhood of the Fallen.
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A new pizzeria is headed to Alliance Town Center. Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine will break ground at 9574 Sage Meadow Trl. in November, according to a state filing. The 4,900-sqft pizzeria, which is the second in Fort Worth, is slated to open in January.
Dallas’ American Airlines Center unveiled $20 million worth of upgrades earlier this week. The home of the Stars and the Mavericks now boasts a new 44-ft-long, $10 million LED video board — about 30% bigger than the old one. Other upgrades include replacing the 19,134 seats with more ergonomic cushions.
Starting on Sunday, Oct. 1, the city will increase towing fees with the start of a new contract with AutoReturn. The new rates — specifically for police-ordered tows, car wrecks, and parking violations — will be $180 for light- and medium-duty vehicles, $300 for heavy-duty vehicles, and $120 for extra time surcharges.
The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce won the “Chamber of the Year” award from the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce earlier this month. The award honored Devoyd “Dee” Jennings, who served as the group’s president for 30 years before his passing in 2021. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
City Council unanimously voted yesterday to allocate $1.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for a new affordable housing project. The Nest will be constructed by the nonprofit Justin’s Place at 901 Sycamore School Rd. with 24 housing units catered toward households run by single mothers.
The city paused the deadline to start construction on the Evans and Rosedale Urban Village in order to allow more minority- and women-owned subcontractors to join the project. Originally slated to break ground at the beginning of September, the 7.5-acre redevelopment project will now start in early 2024. (Fort Worth Report)
Kinfolk House opened a new exhibition last weekend in the Polytechnic neighborhood. Entitled “Early Learning,” the exhibit showcases the works of Angel Cabrales, Charles Gray, and Kristin Boyer and will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 2.
On Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., head over to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the Tequila and Margarita Festival. Part of the month-long ¡Celebramos! celebration, the late-night party includes tastings, bites from local restaurants, and dance demonstrations. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for non-members.
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The building at 100 Main St. is owned by Pescador Partners and was previously home to a Regions Bank. | Photo courtesy of LoopNet
Good news, downtown residents — you’ll soon be able to check out books from a new Fort Worth Public Library branch. Yesterday, City Council leased the ground floor and basement at 100 Main St., across from the Tarrant County Courthouse.
The 8,746-sqft lease comes after the December sale and June closure of the Central Library — which measured 250,000 sqft, ~29 times larger than the new location.
Despite the downsizing, resources like computers, printers, and materials from the Central Library will be available at the new location. City Council also approved the donation of old furnishings to other local nonprofits so nothing is going to waste.
Averaging $214,823 annually, the lease will run from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2033, with the option for two, five-year renewals. The city will also contribute $130,000 from the sale of the previous property toward tenant improvements.