Golf Course

Trinity Forest Golf Club / Golf Course

Trinity Forest Golf Club resembles many of the great old courses of the Northeast and Great Britain, featuring a links style course on a rolling meadow with tall native grasses and dramatic bunkering and green complexes.

The team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw – Coore & Crenshaw, Inc. – designed both the championship golf course and the nine-hole “Horse Course”. The design of Trinity Forest honors classic golf courses with traditional, strategic golf and great artistry as the guiding philosophy.

We’re excited because the ground in its natural form has ripples and humps and hollows that are amazing. It’s incredible how many parts of it look like (Pinehurst) No. 2. There are a lot of lessons to be learned as we look at Pinehurst.” — Bill Coore comparing Trinity Forest and Pinehurst No. 2.


To quote our golf course designer Bill Coore, “Good players hate uncertainty. Ben and I strive for uncertainty.” And he says that with a smile on his face. Of course he’s referring to his design partner Ben Crenshaw and their philosophy that requires the golfer to think his way around the golf course.

To illustrate a few of those elements, we asked US Open Champion, and noted course designer himself, Geoff Ogilvy, to show us a few of the nuances of Trinity Forest and how embracing the strategy can add fun to the round and help you shoot lower scores. Geoff is well-respected and thoughtful, he’s an admirer of Coore and Crenshaw designs and he is a student of classic golf course architecture. Check out the short videos below, as he offers tips on playing Trinity Forest.

Largest green in the US?

You can, but should you?

Choose a side.

Proceed with caution.

Gravity is your friend.

Trinity Forest is going to make us use our brains a little bit…you have to work out where your best angles are…one side of the fairway is easy, the other side is going to be difficult…your mistakes are magnified, but your good stuff is magnified as well…sometimes here at Trinity, the pin isn’t necessarily the target…it will be severe with the wrong shot, but very friendly with the right shot…you’ll have fun all day if you hit the right shot…” — Geoff Ogilvy on playing Trinity Forest.


Native Texan Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore established the firm based upon the shared philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding. Together they have collaborated on two dozen course designs worldwide including Bandon Trails and Bandon Preserve, Friars Head Golf Club, Streamsong Resort, Shanqin Bay Golf Club (China), Lost Farm at Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania), Austin Golf Club and The Sand Hills Golf Club.