DALLAS, TEXAS (Nov. 12, 2020) – Arcis Golf’s portfolio of 9 public courses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area has been recognized for excellence by AVIDGOLFER Magazine in its annual “Best of Public Golf” edition. The accolades came both regionally and in numerous specialty categories.

Cowboys Golf Club, the first and only NFL-themed golf club in the world, retained its position as the Best Overall Golf Club in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Cowboys Golf Club, wrote the editors, “continues to stay at the forefront of overall great conditions, great amenities and keeping its players coming back time and time again.” They added, “The course always lives up to expectations with a great collection of scorable holes and some holes that will challenge every aspect of your game.” 

Acknowledging the quality of other amenities important to Arcis Golf, the editors noted, “the food and beverage programs are second to none, and the clubhouse will blow you away with a stupendous bar area and Cowboys memorabilia that will have the football fan taking notice.”

Other Arcis Golf courses ranked among the top on Dallas-Fort Worth’s west side were The Golf Club Fossil Creek (#11) and Bear Creek Golf Club (#12). Bear Creek Golf Club’s second course—the East Course—and Mansfield National Golf Club were cited for honorable mention.  On the east side, Lake Park Golf Club, Plantation Golf Club, and The Golf Club at Twin Creeks received honorable mentions.

In the specialty categories, nine Arcis Golf properties earned top honors in a variety of categories:

o   Most Anticipated New Food: Pizza Oven at Cowboys Golf Club

o   Most Underrated View: #7 Hole on Lake Park Golf Club

o   Best Place To Hold A Large Event (Post Covid): Bear Creek Golf Club

o   Best New Bridge: The Golf Club at Twin Creeks

o   Both Courses Are Open And Worth The Trip: White Bluff Resort

o   Best Place To Find A Closeout Deal: Lake Park Executive Course

o   Most Beloved: The Golf Club Fossil Creek

o   Best New Innovative Outdoor Food Service: Bear Creek Golf Club

o   Best Place To Be Under Par Through 4: Mansfield National Golf Club

“We’re grateful to have so many clubs in our headquarters’ region included among the best in this golf-rich town,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO, Arcis Golf.

Iron Horse Golf Course, which is managed by Arcis Golf for the city of North Richland Hills, reopened this past summer following a renovation of the golf course, bunkers, and infrastructure, and was not rated this year but will be reviewed in 2021 after a year of grow-in.

Arcis Golf has skyrocketed in under six years from a small start-up to the second-largest owner and operator of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs in the United States. The current Arcis Golf portfolio features 60 clubs and golf courses, with 5,000 employees in 13 states, positioned in or near major metropolitan areas from coast to coast. Since its formation, the company has invested more than $60 million in upgrades, amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize the growth and future success of its clubs.  Arcis Golf also recently received a substantial investment from Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses. Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”) will also continue to maintain a significant ownership stake in the company.

An industry leader in providing inventive direction and unrivaled lifestyle amenities complementing exceptional playing conditions, Arcis Golf focuses its resources on creating extraordinary experiences and forging emotional connections with members and guests.  Atairos and Fortress plan to support Arcis Golf’s expansion around the country, as well as management’s continued enhancements of the company’s award-winning amenities.

The company has received numerous other honors, including named by SMU Caruth Institute Dallas 100™ as the second fastest growing company in the DFW-area (2016), ranking on Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies (2017, 2018) and a National Golf Foundation “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” (2018, 2020).

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