Texas' premiere Jack Nicklaus Signature Course now open for play

By GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Cimarron Hills, Texas' premier private golf and country club community, is pleased to announce the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is now open for play to members.

"The golf course at Cimarron Hills has turned out to be even better than we expected, and here, we had high expectations," said Nicklaus. "The natural characteristics of this beautiful property have been used to create a course that will challenge players of all skill levels, and several outstanding water features on 18 will make for a memorable finish."

Situated at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, along the picturesque San Gabriel River, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Cimarron Hills is blanketed by tall oaks and features bentgrass greens. The 18-hole, par-72 course measures 6,429 yards from the Cimarron (Members) tees and the course stretches to 7,302 yards on the Bear tees. The Rose tees, measuring 5,059 yards, offer a fair and magnificent golf experience for female members and guests.

"The unique character of this course, the native trees, and the rolling hills will provide one of the finest golf experiences in Texas," Nicklaus concluded. The course blends in naturally with its surroundings, featuring deep bunkers and several lakes and waterfalls.

The San Gabriel River runs throughout the property and comes in to play on many of the holes to offer a beautiful, yet challenging golf experience. The water feature that begins between the 18th and 19th greens (that's right, there is a 71-yard 19th hole for players to use to break ties and enjoy as a practice hole) cascades down the left side of No. 18 and "pools" in front of the par-3, 17th green. Jack Nicklaus will "officially" open his Signature Course at Cimarron Hills on April 16th when he plays the course for the first time since it was completed.

The course was opened for play to members on January 1, 2003.

About Cimarron Hills

Cimarron Hills, Texas' premier private golf and country club community, is located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country in Historic Georgetown. The community features a world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and resort-style amenities. Cimarron Hills is developer Garth Chambers' third resort-style golf and country club community.

It is also the third time the Chambers family has paired with the Nicklaus Design team.

Custom homesites at Cimarron Hills, including golf membership fees, range in price from $145,000 to $525,000. Over 85-percent of the available homesites offer ideal settings either along the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, along the green belts, bordering the San Gabriel River or at the waters edge of the 14-acre man-made lake.

When complete, the Cimarron Hills Country Club will include: state-of-the-art practice facilities, a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, pro shop, conference room with high-speed Internet connections, casual bar and grill, and a private dining room.

Club cottages bring 5-star luxury experience to Texas Hill Country

In the spirit of the Casitas at Las Campanas, Cimarron Hills introduces its Club Cottages, secluded Texas Hill Country retreats that offer the five star services of the country's most exclusive hotels with the added merit of "country club membership by the day."

Guests staying in each of the five exclusive cottages have all the rights and privileges of a full member during their visit. Full access includes golf with forecaddie, or a day of fitness, swimming and tennis. In the evening, dinner is served in the dining room or on the terrace of the Poolhouse surrounded by live Oak trees, sparkling water and Tuscan ambiance.

"Cimarron Hills is a destination experience," said Garth Chambers, developer of Cimarron Hills. "The Cottages are designed to accommodate out-of-town guests so that they may truly experience the Cimarron Hills way of life by enjoying a luxurious weekend of golf and relaxation."

The Cottages are currently being reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. Exquisitely designed and decorated by renowned architect and designer Mike Marsh, each of the cottages is available for weekday or weekend stays beginning in July 2003. The cottages, quaint and perfectly nestled amongst the tall Oaks of the Texas Hill Country, offer guests very private and secluded accommodations. Each cottage can accommodate four unrelated couples in the independent lock-out suites or any combination of the suites can have access to the main living, dining and entertainment areas. A private practice green for chipping or putting also beckons each guest, just outside the cottage doors.

The club cottage package will include the services of a concierge to accommodate any of the guests needs such as airport pick-up, dinner reservations, tee times and massage treatments. Upon arrival, a valet will escort guests to their cottage.

For more information on booking a stay at the Cimarron Hills Club Cottages, please call the Cimarron Sales Center at 512-763-1800. For more information on Cimarron Hills, please visit the Web site at www.cimarronhills.com.

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course -- Fact Sheet

Description: An 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and private golf and country club community located on 820 acres in Historic Georgetown, Texas. This parkland style course features manicured turf, bentgrass greens and landscaping set alongside the San Gabriel River, which comes in to play on many of the holes to offer a beautiful, yet challenging golf experience. The course is framed and enclosed by towering stands of oak trees.

Golf Course: Architect: Jack Nicklaus Head Golf Professional: Todd Williams, PGA Superintendent: Kris "KD" Davis

Yardage: Bear- 7302 Outlaw- 6803 Cimarron (Members)- 6429 Legend- 6163 Rose (Ladies)- 5059 Par: 72 Grasses: 419 Bermuda Greens: Dominant Bent

Play Policy: Cimarron Hills is a private golf course. Cimarron Hills is a member of the Jack Nicklaus International Golf Club, which gives our members playing privileges at other participating Jack Nicklaus' designed golf courses world-wide (currently, there are over 110+ clubs that participate in the program) and gives the members of those clubs playing privileges at Cimarron Hills.

Golf Memberships: Limited to 390

Amenities: Approximately 30,000 square-foot main clubhouse featuring formal dining room, golf shop, locker rooms and lounge areas (to be completed in 2005)

GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment