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Play a round at The Colony’s Old American Golf Club outside of Dallas and you might find yourself wondering if you’ve stepped back in time.

Golf architect Tripp Davis designed the Old American Golf Club’s award-winning layout as a throwback tribute to the golden era of American golf architecture — and the old-school layout has made a rising star out of him. The course, located in The Colony, about 40 minutes north of Dallas, opened last year and has been hailed as one of the most important recent course openings by a variety of national golf publications. Unlike its neighboring course, the Tribute, which is a replica of famous holes in Scotland, Old American showcases an era, roughly 1910 to 1937, when several American classic courses were born. From the crushed-stone cart paths and rough-cut bunkers to the greens set majestically alongside the shores of Lewisville Lake, Old American is a highly entertaining romp back in U.S. golf history. The course is semi-private with limited daily fee play. Green fee: $150 to $175, www.theoldamericangolfclub.com