Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Private Side of Boerne

The number of golf courses in Boerne, just outside San Antonio on IH-10, has doubled. From one to two. And both are great. Unfortunately, the new one is private, and the older one is going private.

The older one is Tapatio Springs, which boasts 27 holes, some of which are spectacular, all of which are set in a gorgeous valley or along a ridgeline. The good news is that Tapatio is planning on adding another nine to create two 18-hole layouts.

The bad news: Tapatio Springs is going private, effective Jan. 1. It will thereafter be open only to members, their guests, and people staying at the resort.

The new course is Cordillera Ranch, which is having a soft opening in advance of its official opening next spring. It's a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, and it sounds pretty nice. Too bad most of us will never get to play it.

More info on both these courses and the new developments can be found on the San Antonio Express-News Web site:

Big plans in works as Tapatio goes private
Nicklaus' vision realized

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