An iconic golf course in the city of Richardson is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month after first opening in 1973.

Sherrill Park Golf Course originally opened Aug. 27, 1973, and is home to two courses in the city.

In a nutshell

The 50th anniversary will be commemorated Sept. 8 with a special pro-am tournament paying homage to the inaugural tournament hosted at Sherrill Park Golf Course, according to Head Professional Ronny Glanton. Both courses also feature 50th anniversary logos on the green flags, according to information provided by the city.

Sherrill Park was named for Richardson’s first city manager, R.B. Sherrill, who occupied the role from 1956 through 1973. Glanton said he was an important figure in the planning and opening of the course, which opened Course 1 in 1973 and Course 2 three years later in 1976.

Over 95,000 rounds of golf were played at Sherrill Park last year, Glanton said, adding that the figure should be eclipsed when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

A planned renovation of Sherrill Park’s Course 2 is expected to begin in January with a tentative completion date in October 2024. During the planned renovation, Course 1 will remain fully operational.

Quote of note

“We’ve done well over 5 million rounds of golf since the course opened in 1973,” Glanton said. “When you look at what it’s done for the community, it’s amazing, and it’s going to continue having a significant impact moving forward.”

One last thing

Beyond rounds of golf, the course offers a few competitive and educational opportunities for golfers.
  • Competitive tournaments for the United States Golf Association and PGA Tour
  • Annual city golf championship tournament
  • Private lessons and the Professional Golf Academy
  • Senior golf league