Our History

Bent Tree Country Club was founded in 1972.

Former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom hired Golf Course Architect Desmond Muirhead to design the golf course on 200 acres of what was then cotton fields and pasture land. In the 1800’s these lands were traveled as part of the Shawnee Trail which is now Preston Road.

Through the years Bent Tree Country Club has been the proud host of the LPGA Mary Kay Classic with winning champions Nancy Lopez, Jan Stephenson, Sandra Spuziak and Jerilyn Britz and the PGA Seniors Reunion Tournaments with champions Peter Thompson, Don January, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Orville Moody. The Club also hosted the Silver Pro-Am of the Byron Nelson, as well as amateur events including the Texas Women’s Open, Men’s Texas Mid-Amateur, and the U. S. Open Qualifying. 

Early in its development, Bent Tree Country Club was envisioned not only as an exclusive family-oriented club, but also one that would attract the business and community leaders of Dallas as members. That vision has come true. Bent Tree can boast of chairmen and presidents from many of the Fortune 500 businesses, athletic figures from football to golfing greats, among several of the past mayors of Dallas and many others that make up the tapestry of the Bent Tree membership.

The membership of Bent Tree Country Club has voted to construct a new clubhouse and make other facilities improvements in a multi-million-dollar renovation. The current clubhouse, opened in 1974, will be demolished and the new facility built in the same place. 

The new clubhouse will be 66,000 square feet and house the main operations of the club including dining, golf shop operations, state of the art fitness facilities, men's and women's locker rooms, and a new child watch area and adjacent swimming pool. Plans call for the current facility to be torn down in the fall of 2019, and the reveal of the new clubhouse to be in the spring of 2021.

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