Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Roundup: A "Closed" Course Re-Opens, and more

A few weeks back we told you that Quail Run Golf Course in La Vernia shut down, and apparently for good. We were never able to get anyone on the phone, or to get a reply from anyone via email, confirming or explaining the move - whether a sale might be involved, whether a re-opening might be in the offing. And as far as I know, the local newspaper still hasn't reported anything about Quail Run's situation.

But thanks to Texas Golf readers, we now know that Quail Run is open again, as of last Saturday. New ownership? New marketing or membership plan? New stability in the operation? We'll have to wait and see on all that.

Elsewhere:

  • Kings Crossing Country Club in Corpus Christi has officialy been placed up for sale. This has been rumored for a while, and it's possible that the City of Corpus Christi might consider Kings Crossing as a replacement for Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course, should the city's plan to give Oso to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University go through.
  • Rising LPGA star Brittany Lang of McKinney has been signed to the tour staff at Plano-based Adams Golf. Texas synergy.
  • There's some updated info on the Golf Foundation of Texas Web site about that organization's Austin Golf Expo at the Palmer Events Center March 9-11. Long-drive champ Sean "The Beast" Fister (from now on, I want to be known as Bogey "The Beast" McDuff) will be there, and among the teaching professionals on hand is the well-known Barbara Puett. Check the Web site for info on tickets, vendors and the schedule of exhibitions and instructional presentations.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:08 PM

    I can verify that the course once again has flags flying! Kudos to you for getting the word out. Now lets hope that some of your questions may be answered and that the course sees a bright future!

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  2. Anonymous5:30 PM

    It has been said that there was a dis agreement between the owners (partners), which prompted the shutdown. One of the original partners (majority partner?) has reopened the course with new partners. The course is in pretty bad condition and it may not recover for sometime, if ever. Greens took a beating, and the fairways are still in horrific shape. Only time will tell... but they still have big plans.... only problem is that now they have completion down the road a way... just depends on what you want to spend.

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