Golf is alive and well this summer at Boot Ranch, while the course itself is closed to complete the $2 million greens-and-bunkers enhancement project. The driving range and the short range will remain open for lots of planned activities: golf instruction and clinics, big break events, Thursday evening golf socials, Boot camps, short-game skill challenges and junior golf programs. The golf staff will also arrange member play at other Hill Country clubs and has trips scheduled to the Broadmoor in July and Bandon Dunes in August. Please contact the pro shop for more details on any of these activities.

During the summer months, new Bermuda grass will be planted on the greens to replace the Bentgrass. Many of the bunkers will be redesigned, and all will get new liners and sand. The end result will be improved aesthetics, quality, and year-round playability. The project, which is funded by the developer, is under the direction of course designer and PGA legend, Hal Sutton.

We all look forward to the course reopening in time for the Wildflower Cup tournament for women on October 4-5 and the Fall Member-Guest tournament on October 13-14. We promise it will be worth the wait.