|The golf course at Tapatio Springs Resort invites golfers to play a round.|
When development partners decided to renovate the resort, the golf course was the place they wanted to start. The 18-hole course is a prime reason visitors come to the upscale central Texas destination, so it was important to revitalize and improve this amenity. And that’s just what they did—at a cost of two million dollars.
|Larry prepares to hit his drive at Tapatio Springs golf course.|
Larry and I were guests of the resort in late October, so we had an opportunity to see what the excitement was all about. It’s a pretty course set amid limestone cliffs and rolling hills of central Texas. Golfers of all skill levels will find holes that require their best game. As moderate duffers, we knew our shots needed to be accurate to avoid abundant bunkers on the fairways and in front of greens. Trees that added to the beauty of the course gave us additional obstacles to play around.
The course was closed for several weeks at a
time—even during prime playing season—but loyal golfers continued to play when
possible during the construction process. “Completing the work during a low visitation
season has been a challenge,” Reams said, referring to late fall and winter.
But within the first month of resumed operations, the resort has hosted several
tournaments and groups as well as individual golfers. “I expect next year to be
a banner year,” he added.
|The driving range at Tapatio Springs can accommodate many|
players for practice sessions.
Frederick’s Creek meanders through the course,
providing rustic water features on several holes. Additional work is planned to
improve the creek’s ability to hold water (for irrigation purposes) and to
create banks that are more aesthetically pleasing, Reams said. When this is done, Tapatio Springs will take
its place among premier golf courses in Texas.
|Water features add to the beauty of Tapatio Springs golf course.|
|Finish with views of this pleasing waterfall on the golf course.|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier