City Celebrates Opening of New Clubhouse, Named in Honor of Chester W. Ditto, at Texas Rangers Golf Club
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on March 25, 2021, March 25, 2021

The City of Arlington celebrated the opening of the new clubhouse Thursday at the Texas Rangers Golf Club, the only MLB-themed golf course in the world.

The clubhouse is named in honor of Chester W. Ditto, namesake of the original municipal golf course that opened on the north Arlington site in 1982 after the City purchased the land from the Ditto family in the late 1960s. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony, visitors explored all that the clubhouse at the City’s newest golf course has to offer. Amenities include a fully stocked golf shop, a full-service restaurant with wall-to-wall televisions, a spacious patio area and banquet rooms that can host a variety of events and Texas Rangers memorabilia. The clubhouse and the golf course are both open to the general public.

The grand opening event included remarks from Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, District 1 City Councilwoman Helen Moise, and Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Rob Matwick.

The Texas Rangers Golf Club, which opened in 2019 after $24 million in course renovations and a collaborative branding partnership between the City and the Rangers, is a destination course that has helped elevate Arlington’s national reputation and helps draw even more events and visitors to the city, Williams said. The golf club is the closest 18-hole golf course to Arlington’s Entertainment District, offering a chance to play golf in conjunction with a visit to a Rangers or Cowboys game, Texas Live! concert, or the numerous other events at AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park and Globe Life Field, UTA or Downtown Arlington.

“When you bring the City of Arlington and the Rangers together, great things happen,” Williams said.

At the Chester W. Ditto Clubhouse, golfers can find equipment from all the major manufacturers, golf and lifestyle apparel and other Rangers merchandise. The Home Plate restaurant and bar, led by Executive Chef Matthew Trevino, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and features 31 televisions. The restaurant and bar are currently open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patrons can enjoy a made-from-scratch menu, 10 beers on tap, and an expansive covered patio that offers spectacular golf course views. Rangers memorabilia, including a baseball from Nolan Ryan’s first game with the Rangers and Home Plate from the 1995 All-Star Game, is on loan from the Rangers vault. Other amenities include an executive boardroom, as well as two banquet rooms that can be combined into a single space to fit more than 200 guests for weddings, golf tournaments or other large events.

Learn more about the Texas Rangers Golf Club, located at 701 Brown Blvd., and the City’s three other courses at

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