Dallas, AT&T to announce plans for PGA golf course in Trinity River Forest



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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 6:29 PM

DALLAS – The city of Dallas and AT&T will announce plans to build a world-class golf course in the Trinity River Forest during a press conference Friday afternoon. 

Sources close to the plans say the course will cost about $20 million and could eventually lure the HP Byron Nelson away from its home at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas. AT&T is the sponsor for the PebbleBeach ProAm, the AT&T Championship and the AT&T National, all of which are PGA tournaments. 

All who are involved in the planning process are prohibited from speaking on the record because of a signed confidentiality agreement. 

The Byron Nelson is under contract with Four Seasons until 2018 while HP owns sponsorship rights to its name through 2014.

The plans will be announced at 11:30 a.m. in the Flag Room at City Hall. AT&T would help the city forge another area for a landfill, which would pump more money into city coffers. The location, which sits about five miles south of downtown, would provide an economic boon for an area where Mayor Mike Rawlings has vowed to court development opportunities. 

Initial plans indicate construction could begin next year with its completion date at some point in 2015.

The First Tee of Greater Dallas and Southern Methodist University would also use the course. 

However, the plan will have to be approved by the City Council before it moves forward. 

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