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.
American architecture allows practically no option as to where the drive shall go…now, let me ask what manner of golfer will be developed by courses of this nature? The answer is—a mechanical shot producer with little initiative and less judgement, and ability only to play the shot as prescribed. BOBBY JONES