Tripp Davis and Associates Returns to Green Tree Midland, Texas East Nine Completed and West Nine Undergoing Renovation

Norman, OK (January 19, 2023)— Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA), along with golf course contractor Course Crafters, is back at Green Tree Country Club in Midland, Texas, to begin construction on the West Nine. The club’s East Nine was completed in 2022 and opened for member play Labor Day weekend. “The members have found that the East Nine design requires a thoughtful approach to playing each hole, and that the greens are challenging yet fair,” said Wray Crippin, COO Green Tree Country Club. “The East Nine has fantastic turf quality, and the course went from flat West Texas land to a unique golf course with undulating fairways not commonly seen in this area. We are excited to see what Tripp will do on the West Nine.”

TDA will now focus on redoing all the tee complexes, fairways, bunkers and greens on the West Nine. Most of the irrigation will be upgraded. Tif 419 Bermuda will be used in the roughs and fairways, and the greens will have .007 Bent Grass.

New practice facilities along with a 20,000 square foot lighted putting course named The Pine also were constructed last summer. The Pine has quickly proved to be a great place for members to finish up after a round or enjoy evening putting matches. According to club member Kevin Thornton, The Pine is a fun addition. “When my 12-year-old son Brayden and I step up to the first hole, it’s anybody’s game on this unique putting course.”

 “Green Tree is one of the best clubs in West Texas and we are extremely proud of our association here as the design team for two major renovations,” said Tripp Davis. “Course Crafters is off to a good start on the West Nine with project superintendent Terry Mausbac leading the charge and getting holes #1, 2, and 3 grassed before the Christmas holidays. The design of the golf course is really starting to pop thanks also to the talents of shaper Bill ‘Hollywood’ Willingham. It has been a very creative project to create interest on such a flat site reminiscent of the classic style of Australian Sand Belt courses such as Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath.”

Construction is expected to be complete in early summer of this year, but the Club is committed to not opening the course until it is fully ready, explains Tripp Davis’ right hand man Kyle Downs.

About Tripp Davis and Associates

Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA) was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Norman, Oklahoma. TDA practices golf architecture with an unparalleled passion for craftsmanship of unique landscapes and strategic details. Tripp Davis, a decorated amateur golfer, was a member of the 1989 National Championship Golf Team and a NCAA All-American selection while at the University of Oklahoma. He continues to play in several prestigious amateur events each year. 

Tripp’s abilities as a world-class player give him a unique insight into those subtle details in strategy that can make a golf course an interesting challenge for better players, while proving an enjoyable test for the average golfer. 

His knowledge of the game has also been incorporated into the development of innovative practice facilities that give players the opportunity to practice the right shots in the right way, thus expanding their golfing abilities and their appreciation for the game. Davis earned a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from The University of Oklahoma and is a Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

For more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, please visit the website at or call 405-447-5259.

For more information about Green Tree Country Club, please visit the club’s website at or call 432-694-8413.

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