Jordan Spieth is working with golf course architect Roy Bechtol to create a new six-hole par three course at the University of Texas Golf Club, according to a report in Golf Course Architecture.
The project will team Bechtol, the designer of the university’s main 18-hole, with Spieth, the two-time major champion, and UT alum.
“Spieth’s Lower Forty is an incredible venue for all walks of golfers to hone their short game in a championship setting. Just about every golf course has five or six acres they could turn into a facility like this – one that’s fun and challenging and gets golfers excited about practicing and getting better.”
–Roy Bechtol, golf course designer
“I’m excited about it. It’s going to be a cool little par three golf course that will be demanding visually but still fair for really solid wedge and short game work. I was definitely very hands on. I looked at the blueprints, the mapping, the scale and the green contours. It’s cool being part of the design process with Roy because I’m interested in doing that later in life.”
Name: Spieth’s Lower Forty
Where: Univeristy of Texas, Austin, TX
What 6-hole, par-3 golf course
Distance: 552 yards, par 18
Architect: Roy Bechtel
Consultant: Jordan Spieth
Opening: September 2017
SOURCE: Golf Course Architecture