Since it first opened its fairways in 1983, thousands of professional golfers and star athletes have graced the greens at DeSoto’s famed Thorntree Golf Club, which is said to be one of the most beautiful and toughest golf courses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Over the years, the links haven’t gotten any easier, and now some updates are coming to the gateway entrance of this famed golf course. Thanks to a $50,000 matching 50/50 façade grant approved at Monday’s DeSoto Development Corporation meeting, the face of Thorntree will look as beautiful as it did when it opened in 1983.
“The image of our City benefits as a whole when the exteriors of properties, especially business properties, are well maintained and beautifully landscaped,” said DeSoto City Manager Brandon Wright. “The DeSoto Development Corporation’s matching 50/50 façade grant has provided many DeSoto businesses with the financial incentives needed to commit to sprucing up their appearances while helping to beautify the areas where they do business.”
One of the City’s Business Plan goals for the year is to find ways to partner with Thorntree Golf Club, which serves as an important anchor of the community. “By utilizing the existing Façade Improvement Program being offered to other DeSoto businesses, we are able to promptly enhance the attractiveness of that neighborhood while making this course one that more and more golfers will want to play.”
According to the conditions of the grant, Thorntree Golf Club is prepared to make a minimum of $100,000 in improvements to the gateway entrance area and other aesthetic improvements with the City providing a reimbursement for eligible costs, up to $50,000.
If you own a public-facing business in DeSoto and believe it’s time to make aesthetic improvements to the front of our business, please visit the home page for our Façade Improvements Grant Program at https://dedc.org/desoto-facts/facade-improvements-grant-program/.