Monday, October 10, 2005

Golf Coming to Concan

Concan, where the Frio River flows clear and Garner State Park seems to always be packed with picnickers and campers, will soon be the site of an 18-hole golf course. The owners will be the husband-and-wife team who also own the area's Frio Country Store and House Pasture Cattle Company Restaurant.

You might have had the same reaction I did the first time I read of the couple's other businesses: sounds like this will be a typical small-town-Texas goat track. But then I read further into the story about the course that appeared in the Uvalde newspaper, and now I'm very excited.

The golf course is being designed by the Austin-based team of Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell, the duo behind the University of Texas Golf Club, the Ambush in Lajitas, and Comanche Trace in Kerrville (with Tom Kite). These guys are good.

The course will boast a 7,000-square foot clubhouse, complete with spa. And it will measure more than 7,300 yards while playing to a par-72.

It's going to be called Concan Golf and Country Club at Mountain Valley. Construction began in July and the owners hope to have it open for play by fall of 2006. You can read more here.

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