Golfers Turn to the Greens to Beat Black Friday Lines
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 21, 2012, November 21, 2012

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day on the greens in Arlington

With sunny skies and temperatures forecast in the 70s through Sunday, don't be surprised to see some Arlington residents turn to golf instead of the mall once again this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Black Friday has become the busiest day for the City of Arlington golf courses.

"The Thanksgiving Day shotgun, Black Friday and the rest of the holiday weekend marks the perfect time to enjoy some golf with family and friends," said Greg Durante, Arlington's Director of Golf. "Our courses are a great escape from the shopping mall frenzy. This year should be no different as the weather looks ideal for some late-season golf."

Golfers can get in a round before the big meal in the Thanksgiving Day shotgun at either Chester W. Ditto ($39) or Tierra Verde ($59). The start time for both events is 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, and includes green fee, golf car and breakfast.

Just like the shopping specials, Friday tee times will start at the crack of dawn so you won't miss out on any of the early morning fun. Durante says if you must shop, you can score some great discounts in the pro shops to chip away at your gift list too.

Golfers can choose from one of four distinctly different courses to play on. These include Tierra Verde Golf Club in southwest Arlington, Chester W. Ditto Golf Course in north Arlington, Lake Arlington Golf Course in west Arlington and Meadowbrook Park Golf Course in east Arlington.

Tierra Verde was recently named the top-ranked premium public golf course in the DFW metroplex by Avid Golfermagazine.

Two other City of Arlington Golf Courses also made Avid Golfer's list of the top public courses in DFW as Chester W. Ditto and Lake Arlington placed 39th and 59th, respectively.

To register for the Thanksgiving Day shotgun or reserve a tee time this holiday weekend, contact one of the courses below:

  • Tierra Verde Golf Club: 817-478-8500
  • Chester W. Ditto Golf Course: 817-275-5941
  • Lake Arlington Golf Course: 817-451-6101
  • Meadowbrook Park Golf Course: 817-275-0221
In case you're wondering, the second busiest day on the greens is Good Friday.

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