The EDS Byron Nelson Championship, after its namesake's death, will be getting a redesigned TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas to attract the PGA Tour's top players.
The renovations, which will cost $4 million to $6 million, will begin immediately after the April 26-29 tournament.
Tournament officials had been seeking major changes, highlighted by a redesign of the TPC, to maintain the Nelson's status as a top tour stop.
"We want an update that will generate a 'wow' on several holes," director of golf Paul Earnest said.
D.A. Weibring Golf Resources Group, John Fought Design and Gil Hanse Golf Course Design are the three finalists for the renovations, said Angela Enright, director of public relations for the Four Seasons Resort and Club.
Whichever one is chosen, the architect will oversee a project that includes new greens and several redesigned holes.
Earnest said they will look for two or three spots where 30 to 40 yards can be added to keep up with the players and new technology.
Thence during its outward journey it skirts the sandhills on the landward side, and one or two of the holes are just a little inland in character and not particularly entertaining. The homeward journey is, on the whole, the more fascinating, and from the eleventh hole onwards there are a succession of hills and valleys of a truly heroic character. If, however, there are one or two dullish holes on the way out, the course begins splendidly with as good a two-shot hole as can well be; too good a hole almost to play so early before the match has had time to develop. BERNARD DARWIN on Portrush