The roots of Trophy Club run deep in the history of this area of North Texas, back to the days in 1847 when Charles and Matilda Medlin along with 20 other families from Missouri settled along Denton Creek. Floods drove them to higher ground, to the area around present day Trophy Club. Trophy Club began in 1973 when Houston developers Johnson and Loggins approached the Council of Westlake on the possibility of constructing a housing development around a posh country club. The town name came from the original plan that the Country Club would house the trophy collection of golfing legend Ben Hogan. Trophy Club was incorporated in January 1985.
Trophy Club is the first master planned community in Texas. It is a small community designed around golf courses. Many of the homes backup to the fairways. The town has plentiful amenities to offer residents, including a community swimming pool along with several parks: Beck, Harmony, Independence and Marshall Creek Park.
Students are served by the schools of the Northwestern Independent School District. The district covers more than 232 square miles and serves 13 communities. The district of about 10,000 students is expected to double in size during the next five years and have as many as 44,000 students by 2022. The district operates eight community elementary schools, three community middle schools, a consolidated high school, and an alternative/school-of-choice campus.