Samuell-Grand Park map. Photo courtesy of City of Dallas.

The Dallas City Council will vote Wednesday on an agreement with the Dallas Golf Initiative to redevelop the Tenison Glen Golf Course.

Nonprofit Dallas Golf Initiative (DGI) has pledged to raise $2.5 million through grants and private donations to redesign and construct a new nine-hole golf course to replace the current 18-hole course.

See the resolution up for a vote here.

This is part of the Samuell-Grand Park master plan, which is divided into four “zones.” In addition to the golf-course redesign, the first zone includes creating a nature preserve, expanding trails and mitigating erosion along White Rock Creek.

Land not used in the nine-hole course will be ceded to the nature preserve and The Loop, the project to build 50 miles of connecting trails around Dallas. Work began in September on construction of the north phase of the Trinity Forest Spine Trail, which splits from the Santa Fe Trail north of Samuell-Grand and continues to the Lawnview DART station south of Interstate 30.

In the agreement, the DGI commits to raising $2.5 million within 12 months after it is approved by the Council. The nonprofit will have 18 months after Council approval of the agreement to start construction and another 18 months after construction begins to complete the project.

The City Council meeting begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 9.


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