Golf Inc. magazine recognizes a facility for reinventing its dining concept

DALLAS – Bear Creek Golf Club, located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, won first prize in golf inc. as part of its prestigious annual Golden Fork competition, which identifies the best new and renovated food and beverage facilities at golf clubs around the world.

Owned and operated by Arcis Golf, Bear Creek won a special category in 2022, “Reinvention in Response to the Pandemic”, for The Backyard – a fun and trendy outdoor and neighborhood dining venue that has been totally redesigned to following COVID-19. The Backyard was born out of the need to accommodate food and drink patrons in a safe, socially distanced environment while the game of golf at Bear Creek was booming.

In addition to catering to increased demand from golfers, The Backyard also hosted a sold-out culinary event called RARE last November. Top chefs and bartenders from across Arcis Golf’s portfolio of clubs wowed attendees with multi-sensory pop-up food and drink experiences.

Since its inception, The Backyard has featured a retro Airstream trailer as well as fire pits, market lights hanging from stately oak trees, handcrafted wooden tables and live entertainment. Golfers and visitors alike can dine on delicious barbecue, hearty burgers, local microbrews and craft cocktails while enjoying live music and lawn games including table tennis, foosball and cornhole.

“We are thrilled that Bear Creek Golf Club and its talented team are being recognized for their ingenuity and creativity in delivering quality experiences,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. “Our commitment to the communities we serve is to make golf and non-golf experiences accessible to as many people as possible. We are extremely grateful to our customers and the public for embracing The Backyard.

Arcis’ investment in catering services at Bear Creek adds to the Club’s stature as a premier event venue. The property’s central location and expansive grounds make it ideal for hosting outings and tournaments of all sizes. Two expansive event pavilions can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, inviting AVIDGOLFER Magazine to nominate Bear Creek as the “Best Place to Host a Corporate Event” in the DFW Metroplex.

Additionally, in 2021, the club’s two Ted Robinson-designed golf courses were radically transformed to improve the course’s playability, conditioning and aesthetics. Over the past three years, Arcis Golf has invested over $75 million across its portfolio in property upgrades, new amenities, staff, training and systems to maximize growth and success. future.

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About Arcis Golf

Arcis Golf is the premier operator of approximately 70 public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic leadership and unparalleled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties enhance style golf and country club lifestyle at a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, colleagues and guests of all ages.

Arcis Golf is also known for its innovative management, with a top-notch management team reinventing the modern club experience, making it more suitable for today’s consumer lifestyles. The company is committed to improving service levels, amenities and programming to broaden appeal to members and guests across all of its properties. Headquarters: 13727 Noel Road, Ste. 1000, Dallas, TX 75240. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website:

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