Friday, May 11, 2007

ConCan Country Club Officially Opens

The Concan area has long been a favorite Hill Country getaway, but mostly for Garner State Park and the fishing cabins along the Frio River.
Now the area has an upscale getaway, too: ConCan Country Club at Mountain Valley. The resort development, which includes a spa and an 18-hole, bentgrass green golf course designed by the Austin duo to Randy Russell and Roy Bechtol, had its official grand opening golf tournament a couple days ago.
The Uvalde newspaper reports:

... Golfers invited to play in the event received gifts of balls, towels and hats and were then treated to a variety of food and beverages on the course, ranging from grilled quail legs to smoked pork tacos.

The real treat was the course itself, a par-72 track that carves a graceful path through the eye-soothing Hill Country terrain. Playing 7,333 yards from the championship tees or 5,187 yards from the forward tees, golfers can bite off as much as they want of the zoysia-padded fairways.

Former Uvalde High School golf coach Willie Edwards, whose team of H.T. Langford, Win DuBose and Karl Gager won the golf scramble with a nifty score of nine under par, gave the course a thumbs-up.

'“It is a beautiful piece of property and quite a test of golf,” Edwards said. “Given time I think it will build a reputation as one of the best golf courses in Southwest Texas.“I was really impressed with the course condition, considering its newness and weather issues. Those people who were getting the grass and getting everything going did a hell of a job,” Edwards said.

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John Junker, whose Southern Golf Properties will manage the golf at ConCan Country Club, said he plans to market the course to areas within one-and-a-half-
to two-hour drive from Concan.

“I feel it is going to be a great destination for corporate groups that do overnights or weekends. I think it will be one of the best venues in Texas for that,” Junker said.

Junker said he will also target men's and ladies' groups from throughout the state that are looking for an unusual getaway destination.

“It is so unique. You can really wind down out there,” Junker said.

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