Paul W. McDonough, MD, a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, has spent more than 18 years as a spine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Abilene in Abilene, Texas. Beyond his work caring for patients as an MD, Dr. Paul McDonough enjoys playing golf on courses throughout the state of Texas.
Whispering Pines Golf Club has overtaken Dallas National Golf Course as the premiere golf destination in Texas, according to Golf Digest. Located in Trinity, Whispering Pines moved up from No. 2 in Texas for the 2019-2020 season and from No. 55 to No. 54 on the national rankings, the course’s highest ranking to date. Chet Williams constructed Whispering Pines in 2000 around a series of complex bunker and green contouring designs. The course, which debuted on Golf Digest’s national rankings in 2013 at No. 75, is best known for its final six holes, which are routed along Lake Livingston and the gator-infested waters of Caney Creek.
Dallas National, a 2002 Tom Fazio creation, came in as the No. 65 course in the United States. Other highly rated courses in Texas include Bluejack National in Montgomery, No. 114 in the country, and Fort Worth’s Colonial Country Club, the nation’s No. 155 ranked course.