ConCan Country Club, being built in the popular Hill Country vacation spot of Concan in Frio County, is a little behind schedule. But as of today, it does have nine holes open for play - nine holes that the course owner brags combine for the longest 9-hole course in Texas. That won't last for long, however, as the other nine holes are expected to be open by the coming summer.
Concan Country Club plans to open nine holes of its new 18-hole golf course officially on Friday. Five holes have already been available to golfers.
In a rolling valley-like setting against the backdrop of hills, the course will open the remaining nine holes by early summer, according to the current timetable.
The part of the course opening this week includes three par-five holes, five par-four holes and one par-three hole.
This temporary 9-hole layout plays to a championship-tee length of 4,507 yards. The forward tees are 2,990 yards.
Workers for country club developers Kenneth and Barbara Arthur have been busy over recent months shaping the landscape of the course and planting grasses.
“We're disappointed on the one hand that we're not playing 18 holes, but we're very, very pleased with the quality of the course,” Kenneth Arthur said.
The Uvalde newspaper's article, excerpted above, provides more info about the course. Or visit the ConCan Country Club Web site for updates, plus info about the on-site spa.
CORRECTION: As pointed out in comment, the nine that is opening now for play is actually 4,057 yards, not the 4,507 noted above, and is a par of 43.