City of Arlington

Arlington, Texas Rangers Launch Partnership On Golf Club

February 18, 2019 - 12:43 pm

By Alan Scaia

ARLINGTON (105.3 THE FAN) - Arlington has finished remodeling Chester Ditto Golf Course, and the park along Brown Boulevard reopened Monday morning with the name, "Texas Rangers Golf Club."

"Despite the cold temperatures, we still had a steady opening day play and a tee sheet that was much more full than any of our other courses," says Arlington Parks and Recreation's Phillip Rogers.

Rogers says the $24 million remodel includes new routing, grass and water features to improve playing conditions. He says the grass is now the same type used at many PGA stops. The club is also offering golf carts equipped with GPS.

The deal with the Texas Rangers makes the club the first licensed to use a Major League Baseball team's name and logo. Rogers says the deal will help attract more fans.

"The reach we have with that branding and the logo, we have Rangers fans all around the globe," he says. "Now, we also have the golf course that's on the must-stop, the bucket list when they're in town."

Since Chester Ditto Golf Course opened in the 1980s, the Rangers have moved into Globe Life Park and construction has started on their new ballpark across the street. The Cowboys have moved into AT&T Stadium, and Texas Live! opened last year.

"The proximity of the golf course to all those entertainment destinations is definitely an opportunity for us to capture some of that tourism that's coming into town," Rogers says.​

Texas Rangers Golf Club will include a 13.5 acre practice facility and new clubhouse. The clubhouse will include a restaurant and bar, pro shop, locker rooms and event spaces. The clubhouse should open next year.​