The renowned Dallas Athletic Club is home to both the SMU men's and women's golf teams. Home of 36 holes of championship golf, the DAC challenges both teams' skills on a regular basis, giving the Mustangs two of the premier golf programs in the nation.
The Jack Nicklaus designed Blue Course offers natural waterways, rolling hills and a splendid variety of trees. All Bentgrass greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, waterfalls, white sand and grass bunkers make the Blue Course a pleasure as well as a challenge to play. Waterfalls around the fifth and 11th greens and a stone bridge on No. 7 are particularly scenic points. The Blue Course has hosted a number of notable tournaments including the 1963 PGA Championship, 1991 Texas Amateur Championship, 1993 Southern Juniors Championship, 1997 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, 1998 AJGA Boys Championship, and the 2003 Texas Amateur Championship.
The Jack Nicklaus Gold Course stretches over 7,000 yards and plays to a par 72, with 419 Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens. Natural features, including eight lakes and many mature trees, are combined with modern design techniques to provide golfers with a variety of scenes and interesting golf shots on every hole. Gold Course popular attractions include the stone bridge on Nos. 10 and 11. The Gold Course notable tournaments include the 1997 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, 1998 AJGA Boys Championship, and the 2002 TSWGA Championship.
Ground has been broken on the new SMU Payne Stewart Golf Learning Center at the DAC. The groundbreaking starts construction on a center which will consist of three main components: a teaching facility that will feature two indoor hitting bays with state-of-the-art video swing analysis and a media-enhanced conference meeting room; a team clubhouse that will include men's and women's locker rooms, a Hall of Champions, coaches' offices and a study/computer center; and a four-hole short game course, planned by Chet Williams of Nicklaus Design that will create a multitude of practice stations for every conceivable lie or situation, and two large putting greens - one Bentgrass and one Bermuda. For more information on the project, click here.