What is Links Fore Kids?

The Links Fore Kids charity golf tournament is designed to increase awareness for child abuse in North Texas and raise funds for Trinity Kids while providing an exciting and fun golf outing for players, sponsors, and donors supporting our efforts. These events provide unique opportunities, for those concerned about the long-term impact of child abuse, to participate with Trinity Kids in our golf tournament fundraising efforts. The golf tournament is typically held in the afternoon (1:30pm Shotgun Start) on the second Tuesday of September.

Links Fore Kids - Tournament Info

The Links Fore Kids charity golf tournament, originally launched in 2008, is a 4-man scramble golf tournament held at the Las Colinas Country Club in Las Colinas, Texas.  The tournament starts with a deli-fresh buffet lunch while golfers hit practice balls and prepare for a fun day of golf. Just before the start, golfers can participate in the "circle" putting contest which requires more luck than skill to win the prize package with a golf shirt and other golf items. The tournament starts in typical "shotgun" style and all snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are FREE while golfers are on the course.

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Links Fore Kids

A photographer roams around the course capturing action shots of the golfers as well as team photos which are later posted to our Facebook page for all to enjoy. After the tournament, everyone sits down for a fabulous buffet dinner inside the clubhouse while enjoying the raffle drawings and live auction before the tournament awards and prizes are announced.

More than 40 years ago, the site of the club was originally a ranch, known as El Ranchito de Las Colinas (The Little Ranch of the Hills), owned by Las Colinas founder Ben Carpenter. The area of Las Colinas was accentuated with acres of lush rolling hills, sparkling bodies of water and was home to thousands of head of cattle. In 1963, Las Colinas Country Club was established and the golf course was designed on land selected by legendary designer Joe Finger. The carpet-like bent grass greens sit among the naturally rolling landscapes, mature growth of foliage and, just on its outskirts, the now familiar skyscrapers housing the vibrant corporations that epitomize today’s Las Colinas community. 

The Las Colinas Country Club was built as the cornerstone of what has become the thriving Las Colinas area – the prestigious, planned community is synonymous with corporate offices, luxury hotels, landmark office towers on shining lakes, gated enclaves of beautiful homes and urban lofts. Even as Fortune 500 companies call Las Colinas their home and the building boom dotted the area with architecturally pleasing, multistory office buildings, Las Colinas Country Club has remained a haven in the middle of the bustling city. 

The golf experience will exceed your every expectation; the unique perspective of it's storied history will excite your senses.

Links Fore Kids March Marathon (suspended)

The Links Fore Kids March Marathon, launched originally in 2013, is a 36-hole golf tournament split between the Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony, Texas.  This event is a very simple format focused on playing golf and raising funds for Trinity Kids.  There are no teams, no prizes, and best of all - no posting of your scores!  Individuals are paired in 4-man groups based on request or luck-of-the-draw.  Golfers may switch groups after the first 18 holes in order to network with other golfers at the event. The tournament was held in 2013, 2014 and 2016, but no further events are planned at this time.

Links Fore Kids March Marathon
The Tribute Golf Club

The Tribute Golf Club offers a unique Scottish links-style golf experience, complete with wind-swept dunes, sea-washed grasses and other authentic Scottish links-style design elements. The course’s captivating variety of holes include the famous par-4 17th Road Hole; the breathtaking starting 1st and finishing 18th holes from St. Andrews, and features a walk over the Swilken Bridge.

The course also includes the Postage Stamp par-3 5th hole from Royal Troon; the par-5 3rd hole known as Hogan’s Alley from Carnoustie; plus holes from Turnberry, Prestwick and two holes from Muirfield, which is perhaps the finest and most exclusive golf course in the world.

The Old American Golf Club was designed by Justin Leonard and Tripp Davis and showcases their love for the early American golf courses, the “classics”, created during a period from about 1910 to about 1937 that was know as the “Golden Age of Golf Architecture”. It was a period when the greats of golf architecture, such as A.W. Tillinghast, Seth Raynor, Donald Ross, and Perry Maxwell crafted golf courses into the land with strategic interest and variety as their main objectives.

Golf Digest stated "Hints of Pinehurst, Maidstone, Shinnecock and National Golf Links in their wide fairways, cross bunkers and intricate greens."