The City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department will hold two public input meetings to discuss the short- and long-term plans for the city’s Twin Wells Golf Club. The meetings are scheduled for:
- 6:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Mustang Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway
- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter St.
Topics of discussion will include current course challenges related to recent flood damage, costs associated with short- and long-term operations and maintenance, as well as resident objectives for Twin Wells Golf Club.
Twin Wells Golf Course is an 18-hole facility located in southeast Irving at 2000 E. Shady Grove Road. The golf course was developed on reclaimed landfill property and is situated in the Trinity River floodplain. Course facilities include a clubhouse, cart storage building, outdoor tournament pavilion, driving range, and practice putting green.
Twin Wells Golf Course was opened in September 1988 and has been managed under a lease agreement with a private operator. Golf rounds played at Twins Wells Golf Course were averaging around 24,000 annually until 2015 when only 12,000 rounds were recorded. The decline can be attributed to excessive rains, which flooded and heavily damaged the course, limiting play.
Prior to the flooding, the city had budgeted $2.1 million to replace the golf course’s aged irrigation system, as well as install a new transfer pump, which will draw water from the Trinity River to be used for future ongoing course irrigation.
However, due to last year’s significant flood damage, the city of Irving estimates the cost of repair to require an additional $534,380.
Residents are encouraged to attend the February meetings to learn more.
Presented by City of Irving