Urban Wild

With Corps of Engineers environmentally protected areas to the east, north and sporadically scattered throughout town, Trophy Club residents do not need to wander very far to encounter nature. Additionally, the golf course provides the perfect environment for a variety of animals to flourish and often residents find critters in yards, swimming pools and hiding under decks.


Covering only 4.2 square miles, Trophy Club topography includes charming creeks and rolling hills nestled in the northwest quadrant of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Trophy Club is located in the North Central Plains Region of Texas (PDF).

  1. Backyard Wilderness
  2. Co-Existing with Wildlife
  3. Coyotes
  4. Skunks

Eastern Cross Timbers

The town is uniquely positioned within the Eastern Cross Timbers area, which is a forest region that separates the Black Prairies on the east and the Grand Prairies on the west. The altitude along the Cross Timbers regions is slightly higher than the surrounding prairies and the soil is very fertile, which produces larger trees and a wider variety of trees and shrubs. Common tree species include:

  • American and slippery elm
  • Ashes
  • Black willow
  • Bur oak
  • Cottonwood
  • Pecan
  • Sugarberry
  • Walnut


With wooded areas comes diversity in wildlife and residents have reported a variety of wild animal sightings, including:

  • Beaver
  • Bobcat
  • Coyotes
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Hogs
  • Nutria
  • Turkey
  • Many more

Residential Development

Much of the wooded areas have been removed to accommodate residential development; however, the town leases the 877-acre Trophy Club Park from the U.S. Corps of Engineers which provides residents and visitors a glimpse into the Eastern Cross Timbers region as it existed hundreds of years ago.

Surrounding Areas

Trophy Club lays within the Trinity River watershed and thanks to Trophy Club Park, also borders Grapevine Lake on the northeast side of town. Several small creeks and streams wind through town, most notably Marshall Creek Branch which flows from Grapevine Lake through residential areas and the Trophy Club Country Club golf course.

Police Dispatch

Should you encounter any sick or injured animals/wildlife, always call Police dispatch at 972-434-5500.