Long Cove Announces New Putting Course at Cedar Creek Lake Community

From Staff Reports

Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake, one of the country’s premiere waterfront communities located just an hour southeast of Dallas, recently announced plans for a new putting course, which will be the second-largest putting green of its kind in the country and the third largest in the world. Designed by renowned golf course designer David Zinkand, the putting course, which is named “Thistle Never Dhu,” was carefully designed to allow golfers of all ages and skill sets to practice while enjoying time with family and friends. The course will be completed in spring 2018.

“Thistle Never Dhu will provide challenges and fun for all of our owners and their guests, whether they’re accomplished players, like some of our owners, or those who have never picked up a club,” said Long Cove founder Don McNamara. “We wanted to build something unique to Texas that would challenge competitors but would also appeal to the whole family.”

Thistle Never Dhu’s novelty and unique design is a product of Zinkand’s signature minimalist style, which allows him to steward the landscape more than the rules of conventional course design. The putting course unfolds in a ribbon-like manner around a central island of trees retained to enhance the park setting. The green provides gentle areas for novice golfers, increasing contour for intermediate golfers and wild terrain at the western end of the green for professional golfers or seasoned amateurs seeking a particular challenge. Along with mounding and swales, the green incorporates a punchbowl, a dell, steep fall-offs and precarious plateaus for all to enjoy.

“We’ve found aspects of the site that are naturally occurring and worked with them, instead of against them, to make the finished course indigenous to the site,” Zinkand said.


“We’ve taken the restraints of the land and made them assets that identify with the local area, making the course one-of-a-kind and unlike anything else in the country. Having also incorporated features such as those typically found on seaside links adds to the green’s variety and the fun families will enjoy round after round.”

Long Cove is a luxury residential community located just over an hour from Dallas on Cedar Creek Lake and designed to provide owners with an unplugged, relaxing and family-oriented experience. Situated on more than six miles of pristine shoreline in Cedar Creek’s deep waters and spanning more than 1,000 acres, the Long Cove property is considered to be the “Watercolor” or “Seaside” of Texas. Long Cove offers special home sites for waterside cottages, lakefront homes and porch homes, which can all be built-to-suit, accommodating the unique needs of each resident. Amenities at Long Cove include boat valet and concierge, lakefront swim club, fishing and canoeing pond, hiking and biking trails, outdoor gathering spaces and fire pits, tennis courts, fitness center, amphitheater and more. For more information, please visit www.long-cove.com or stop by the sales office, which is open daily or by appointment. Call 214.220.9992 or email sales@long-cove.com.