History of Woodhaven Country Club

Woodhaven Country Club sits on the former site of the 740 acre W.J. Boaz Ranch. Boaz purchased the land in East Fort Worth in 1866 and the Ranch remained in his family for over a century. The club’s main dining room, The Boaz Room, carries on the heritage of the area. In 1969 a group of investors including Governor John Connally, Perry Bass, Sid Bass and Mike Myers purchased the land.

They planned to develop a community in the area centered around a private country club. The investors commissioned Carter Burgess to control the project. The Course opened in 1972. The following year the Club house opened its doors with a grand reception on July 4th, 1973 with a guest list including former Governor Connally. The Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGA, hosted 3 tournaments at Woodhaven in 1973, 1974 and 1975 with players such as Patty Berg, Marlene Hagge and Sandra Palmer.


The Club boasts an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course designed by Leon Howard and pro-golfer Terry Dill, 8 tennis courts, a junior Olympic swimming pool, and clubhouse with dining and banquet rooms. The course offers its own unique challenges to the game utilizing the natural beauty and elevation of the area.

Woodhaven Staff