Bright RealtyÂ’s The Lakes at Castle Hills is gearing up for the Texas WomenÂ’s Open on June 20 and 21. The Texas WomenÂ’s Open is one of two impressive tournaments to be held over the summer months. In August, The Lakes will be the site of the 42nd Bright Realty Texas State Open. The Lakes at Castle Hills is a newly renovated 18-hole championship course located in the master-planned community of Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas.
The WomenÂ’s Texas Open was first played from 1935 to 1955 and over the span of two decades, saw some of the gameÂ’s greatest names including Babe Zaharias, who won the title five times. The event was revived in 2001 by the Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) to promote the game to female golfers throughout the region and was renamed Texas Women's Open.
Following the Texas WomenÂ’s Open, The Lakes will welcome the Texas State Open, the premier championship for the Northern Texas PGA August 2 through August 5. This year marks the tournamentÂ’s return to Dallas after being in Tyler, Texas, for the last six years. The 72-hole stroke play Texas State Open will consist of 144 professionals and amateurs competing for a $125,000 projected purse. The Texas State Open has crowned many past and future stars over its 41-year history including three-time Texas State Open champions Ben Crenshaw (Â’75, Â’79 and Â’80) and Kelly Grunewald (Â’02, Â’05 and Â’06).
Â“We are excited to host the golfers participating in these tournaments,Â” said Chris Bright, Bright Realty owner. Â“They are significant in TexasÂ’ golf history and we are proud to be a part of that.Â”
In addition to these two NTPGA tournaments, the recently renovated course was the site of the 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fundraising golf event, also sponsored by Bright Realty. That tournament is rated as one of the top 10 charity golf events in the DFW area by the Dallas Business Journal.