Brookhaven C.C. near Dallas was the perfect training ground for PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth
Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 17th
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Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 17th
Jordan Spieth developed his game at 54-hole Brookhaven Country Club just north of Dallas. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 4th
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Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 4th
The par-5 fifth, with a risk-reward tee shot over or short of water, is the no. 1 handicap hole on the Masters Course at Brookhaven C.C. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 6th
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Brookhaven C.C. - Masters golf course - 6th
The long par-3 sixth on Brookhaven's Masters Course can play tough when the wind blows. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven C.C. - Championship golf course - 18th
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Brookhaven C.C. - Championship golf course - 18th
The Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club is more open that the Masters Course, which has a lot of out of bounds. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven C.C. - Championship golf course - 10th
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Brookhaven C.C. - Championship golf course - 10th
Here's the tee shot on the 10th hole of the Championship Course at Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven Country Club
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Brookhaven Country Club
Opened in 1957, clubhouse facilities at Brookhaven Country Club have received several updates over the years. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven Country Club - golf shop
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Brookhaven Country Club - golf shop
The golf shop at Brookhaven Country Club is one of the largest and well stocked in the Dallas area. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven Country Club - practice range
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Brookhaven Country Club - practice range
The range at Brookhaven C.C. -- there's always one guy who thinks he's exempt from the mats. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Brookhaven Country Club - short game area
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Brookhaven Country Club - short game area
Jordan Spieth spent countless hours on Brookhaven's extensive short-game improvement area. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Where PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth learned to play golf: Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- Not be confused with Brookhollow, Brookhaven Country Club just north of Dallas is where Jordan Spieth learned to play golf. As it turns out, this ClubCorp family club was the perfect training ground for the young PGA Tour star.

With three golf courses (the Championship, Presidents and Masters) that provide entirely different challenges, plus an extensive short-game area and range, Spieth and the rest of the 2,500 or so members at Brookhaven have every opportunity to work on every shot in the game.

The club also features a large pro shop, restaurant, pool, renovated clubhouse, patio and cabanas, as well as one of the best tennis centers in the country, making it one of the busiest facilities in Texas.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Where PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth learned to play golf: Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas